By participating in The National HealthTech Challenge 2018 (or the "Challenge"), you agree to the conditions stated below. Note that "you", "your team" or the "Participant(s)" refers to the Challenge participants. "We" or "us" refer to the Organiser, collectively, the Integrated Health
Information Systems (IHiS) and all our appointed partners.
The National Healthtech Challenge 2018 (or the
"Challenge") aims to bring together like-minded people from the public healthcare institutions and solution providers to solve real health-related challenges and provide "Better Health, Better Care, Better Lives" for Singaporeans. Participants will get to ideate, co-create and validate health IT solutions that could be eventually scaled for nationwide deployment in the future.
a. Beyond Healthcare to Health
To promote active ageing and healthy living through preventive health and disease management
Current Situation: Singaporeans are now living with ill health longer - 1.5 years longer than in 1990. A healthier nation requires less of the healthcare system. To do this, we need to arrest the causes of ill health early and reduce the progression of long-term chronic diseases. Thus, it is important for the focus to be shifted from healthcare to health.
Challenge: How can we design or develop a more holistic approach, including but not limited to mental, physical, preventive and financial health interventions, so as to help and support Singaporeans to lead healthier lives?
b. Beyond Hospital to Community
To enable the transformation of care through care integration across providers, moving care beyond the hospital, to the community
Current Situation: With the rising ageing population, there is an increasing strain on our hospital resources. Thus, there is a need to transform our healthcare delivery system from one that is built around the hospital, to one that is directed at meeting the needs of Singaporeans - make it easier for patients to access appropriate care, help them recover faster, and enhance health outcomes while keeping costs affordable and sustainable.
Challenge: How can we design or develop interventions that enable Singaporeans to receive appropriate care in the community and closer to home, so that they can stay well, recover faster and avoid frequent hospital admissions?
c. Beyond Quality to Value
To deliver value to patients through appropriate care and the efficient use of clinical resources and manpower
Current Situation: Our healthcare budget has more than doubled from $4.7 billion in FY12 to $11 billion FY17. This has come about partly because of ageing, and the need to invest in infrastructure, but also because of Government's policy shift to take on a greater proportion of healthcare costs. As the healthcare system is undergoing transformation, there is a need to look at the long-term implications on sustainability.
Challenge: How can we design or develop interventions to give every Singaporean the best value, while keeping our healthcare system sustainable?
Teams must meet all the following eligibility requirements in order to be selected to compete.
a. Participant: Problem Statement Owners (Seeker)
b. Participant: Solution Providers (Solver)
Please refer to Key Dates here
By entering this Challenge you agree: