The challenges facing Singapore healthcare are formidable. Singapore needs another 30,000 healthcare professionals to help meet growing demand driven by an ageing population and an explosion of chronic diseases which now afflict half the adult population. Ten years ago, the Government’s allocation for health was a modest S$2.01 billion annually. Today, this has ballooned to S$11 billion.
The challenges are huge but the Ministry of Health (MOH) has done an admirable job succinctly distilling the imperatives into three “Beyonds” – Beyond Healthcare to Health, Beyond Hospital to Community, and Beyond Quality to Value.
MOH has set in place plans to adopt IT technology including data analytics and AI (artificial intelligence) to improve patient care and its strategies to develop the healthcare workforce of the future include equipping them with new skills, growing a Singapore core in the workforce, and tapping into technology to improve efficiency and patient experience.
PrimusTech has been partnering both public and private healthcare institutions in developing and delivering smart building management and advanced decontamination systems for better management of healthcare facilities to improve operational efficiencies, patient comfort and safety, and medical outcome.
PrimusTech’s comprehensive suite of hospital solutions include: