Security improvements to Singapore’s National Electronic Health Records to be done by this year

SINGAPORE: Most of the security enhancements to the National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) are expected to be completed within the year, Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary said in Parliament during his ministry‚Äôs Committee of Supply debate on 5 Mar. Key Enabler During Covid-19 As a repository of patient summary records, the NEHR …

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Healthcare subsidies can only go so far; important to invest in technology in long run (Commentary)

The Singapore Government will be revamping its healthcare subsidy system to ensure that those who need financial help the most get more of it. This is heartening news as it would provide greater support for low-income families to improve their health outcomes. While increased subsidies make healthcare more affordable, it is also important to consider …

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The Straits Times: Nursing home residents in Singapore start to receive Covid-19 vaccine – 29 January 2021

SINGAPORE – A 95-year-old woman is among the first residents to receive their Covid-19 shots as nursing homes here start their vaccination programme. She received her first dose of the vaccine this week, as her nursing home, LC Nursing Home, is one of six homes which have started inoculating residents against the Covid-19 virus. The home said …

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The Straits Times: 280 eldercare centres for seniors regardless of income, health level – 8 December 2020

SINGAPORE: Seniors here will be able to receive services and take part in programmes at 280 eldercare centres across the island from next year, when current centres consolidate their services to cater to all elderly people, regardless of their income or frailty levels. The centres will provide a range of services, including active ageing programmes …

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CNA: Nursing homes turn to tech tools to manage workload, keep residents safe – 7 November 2020

Meal delivery robots, virtual speech therapy sessions and online scheduling mobile applications are among some technology tools that nursing homes have adopted to keep their residents and employees safe. Watch the video here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/nursing-homes-turn-to-tech-tools-to-manage-workload-keep-13487204