Health Tech Day, which was organised by the Infocomm Media Development Authority and IHiSbrought together more than 40 organisations, including healthcare institutions, companies and training partners, to showcase product innovations.
Amid concerns about manpower shortages in healthcare, $80 million will be injected into a fund to promote productivity in healthcare over the next three years.
Our healthcare system was initially designed for a much younger population. We need to urgently transform the way we deliver care, if we want our healthcare system to continue to deliver appropriate and effective care for an ageing population.
Integrated Health Information Systems, Singapore's healthtech agency, helped to transport and set up Ang Mo Kio polyclinic's computers, which was a priority during the move to its new premises.
Employers and insurers will be prohibited from accessing a person's medical history in the National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) once the new Healthcare Services Bill comes into effect.
The SCDF has also utilised the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) to better prepare paramedics. The NEHR synchronises patients' medical records from both private and public healthcare providers.