About NEHR

What information is stored in the NEHR?

The NEHR receives and consolidates data from various healthcare institutions and national registries into a holistic health record. It includes information such as:

  • Patient demographics
  • Admission and visit history
  • Discharge summaries
  • Laboratory test results
  • Radiology results
  • Medication history
  • History of surgeries or procedures
  • Allergies and adverse drug reactions
  • Immunisations

Who owns the information on the NEHR?

Is the NEHR applicable to non-Singaporean Citizens or non-Permanent Residents?

Will my healthcare costs increase because of NEHR?

Privacy and Access

Am I included in the NEHR?

Who can access my records on the NEHR?

What will my health record in the NEHR be used for?

Will healthcare professionals ask for my permission to view my health record in the NEHR?

Is the NEHR system secure?

Can I view my own, my parent's and children's healthcare record and medication list? If yes, how can I view it?

Patients have no direct access to NEHR, however they do have access to some of their clinical records, through HealthHub. At present, HealthHub provides access for patients to view the following records, which includes:

  • Immunisation records
  • Laboratory results
  • Screening records
  • Discharge information
  • Vital health tracking
  • Appointment information
  • Medications

One may also view his or her children's medical records which also includes school health records, school dental records and children immunization records. In addition, caregivers may also be able to access patients' medical records with the appropriate consent granted by their parents through HealthHub.

For more information on the HealthHub, click here.

Can I add information to my health record?

Opt In / Opt Out

Am I able to opt out of the NEHR?

Yes, patients have the option to opt out. By default, all patients' summary records are sent and stored in the NEHR for seamless provision of care. Following feedback from the consult sessions, MOH is reviewing the various opt-out options, such as having records stored in NEHR under lock, or records not to be stored in NEHR. IHiS will also be exploring the setting up of a central opt-out helpdesk team to ensure an efficient opt-out process. More details of the alternative opt-out options will be announced at a later date.

However, patients should note that choosing not to have their future records stored in the NEHR would cause a permanent gap in their medical history and care may be compromised during emergency situations.

The current process for opt-out is for patients to obtain and submit the opt-out forms at any Restructured Hospitals or polyclinics. Patients who wish to opt out will be counselled, to ensure that they fully understand the implications of this decision to their care as their providers will not have access to their records. At any time, patients may choose to opt back in again.

How many patients have opted out of NEHR?

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