The Ministry of Health in Singapore has recently signed a contract with Accenture to install the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) system. The ministry aims to go a step forward towards a national, unified, and integrated healthcare system.
Officials from Health Ministry mentioned that the NEHR is going to enhance the quality of healthcare services offered to citizens in Singapore. NEHR will also reduce healthcare costs and improve the effectiveness of health policies. Using NEHR, healthcare providers will be able to exchange information about patients such as clinical diagnoses, medication history, radiology reports, and results of lab tests. Patients are going to gain advantages from the new NEHR, such as high-leveled, right-sited disease management and cost reductions, since there will be no need for unnecessary tests and medication errors are going to be decreased.
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Stephen J. Rohleder, group chief executive of Accenture’s Health & Public Service operating group, commented "As the centerpiece of Singapore’s connected health vision, the NEHR is intended to provide a holistic view of a patient’s health information. With this market-leading offering, healthcare providers can have the right information at the right time to make the best care decisions. We congratulate the Ministry of Health for taking this bold step to create a new foundation to help support meaningful advances to Singapore’s healthcare system."