Singapore EMR

I’m always fascinated by the various EMR initiatives that are happening around the world. I think there’s a lot to learn from other countries that are smaller and have different healthcare systems which don’t cause the same problems we have in the US. One project I heard about recently has the Singapore government inviting EMR vendors to make a proposal for a Singapore EMR system. Here’s some details of what Singapore’s doing from Future Gov.

The Singapore government is inviting vendors to submit proposals to ‘design, develop, supply, deliver, install, test, commission and support’ a clinical management system (CMS) cum electronic medical record (EMR) system for general practitioners.

The GP Clinic Electronic Medical Record and Operation System (“Project CLEO”), will comprise of a CMS and a GP-oriented EMR, with the focus of ‘facilitating better quality and safer patient care in addition to optimizing clinic operations for better and more efficient patient service’, according to the Information Systems Division of Ministry of Health Holdings (MOHH), subsidiary of the Ministry of Health which takes care of the country’s public hospitals.

MOHH is also responsible for the development of the country’s National Electronic Health Record (EHR), an ambitious project to realise ‘one patient, one record’ in the island-state.

Sounds like an ambitious and very interesting EMR project. If you know of other EMR projects happening around the world, please let me know.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

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6 Comments

  • So would that basically mean that every healthcare facility in Singapore would use the same EMR?

    I’d see some pros and cons to that, if done well could be great.

  • I think that’s the idea. For smaller countries with nationalized healthcare (not sure Singapore’s situation exactly) it would be really interesting to see it happen.

  • well, we provide an online medical records service to enable patients to host their electronic health records in a secure website. they can access it from anywhere and share it with whomever they want.

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