08 Nov '17, 3am

National electronic patient database soon to be mandatory for healthcare providers

SINGAPORE: All healthcare institutions in Singapore could soon be required to contribute data to the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR), in a move aimed at providing better care for patients. Legislation is set to be introduced next year through a Healthcare Services Bill, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said at the first FutureHealth conference held at Nanyang Technological University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine on Wednesday (Nov 8). “Patients can only realise the full potential of the NEHR if the data is comprehensive. And for NEHR data to be comprehensive, every provider and healthcare professional needs to contribute relevant data to it,” Mr Gan said. “MOH (Ministry of Health) therefore intends to take the next major step for the NEHR to require mandatory data contribution by all licensees, such as healthcare providers and laboratories, so as to improve data...

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