A new centre to promote innovation across the public healthcare sector was officially opened yesterday by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.
The Dementia Friends app was developed by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), Nanyang Polytechnic, and the Integrated Health Information Systems, which runs the information technology systems of all public healthcare institutions here.
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A Caregiver Support Action Plan will be rolled out to better help those looking after the elderly and infirm as the population ages and Singaporeans live longer.
"We can do and serve more with less manpower," said Chua Chee Yong, director of Emerging Services and Capabilities Group at Integrated Health Information Systems(IHiS), on how technology can be harnessed in a meaningful way to enhance accessibility.
The nurses can also access the National Electronic Health Record, and relay relevant medical information to paramedics, such as the patient's medical history and drug allergies.