Our Vision for Care


MOHT's envisioned model of care is one that can journey with each Singaporean from beginning to end to prevent the deterioration of health by focusing on the holistic and integrated care of Singaporeans with an emphasis on empowering them to be masters of their own health. MOHT has therefore set out specific strategic goals in taking its first steps towards its envisioned model of care:


Longitudinal Care

Ensure the integration and accessibility of relevant healthcare services for Singaporeans regardless of life stage to empower, better management of health, prevention of disease, and delay health deterioration

Holistic Care

Look beyond medical needs of patients to include the other determinants of health including social and economic factors that have the potential to impact the health of Singaporeans

Patient Empowered Care

Partner patients and families by engaging and empowering them in co-creating care that adheres to their needs, feelings, goals and aspirations

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Professor Tan Chorh Chuan

Chief Health Scientist, Ministry of Health, Singapore

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan holds concurrent appointments as the Executive Director of MOHT and the first Chief Health Scientist at MOH. Professor Tan also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National University Health System.

Before joining MOHT Professor Tan served as President of the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2008 to 2017. Prior to that he also held the positions of NUS Provost, then Senior Deputy President between the years of 2004 and 2008. He was former Dean of the NUS Faculty of Medicine and served as the Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, from 2000 to 2004, where he was responsible for leading the public health response to the 2003 SARS epidemic.

As the inaugural Chief Executive of the National University Health System in 2008, Professor Tan brought the NUS Medical and Dental Schools and the National University Hospital under single governance. His awards include the Public Service Star in 2003 for outstanding contributions to overcoming SARS in Singapore; the Public Administration Gold Medal in 2004 for his work as Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health; and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2015.

A renal physician, Professor Tan obtained his medical training at NUS, and research training at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford.

Professor Robert Morris

Chief Technology Strategist

Robert is Chief Technology Strategist at MOHT, and holds a concurrent appointment as Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

At MOHT, Robert anchors the Data and Technology Enablers. His current focus is on the application of computer and information sciences, including AI, to transform healthcare.

Until 2017, Robert led all of IBM Research’s Global Laboratories. Prior to that, Robert was also head of the IBM Almaden Research Center (Silicon Valley), where relational database technology and the disk drive were invented. During this time he led the creation of Services Science, research for IBM’s ThinkPad, and Storage Systems. Earlier he also led advanced systems research at TJ Watson Center (New York), including the Deep Blue chess machine, which defeated world champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.

He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mr Lim Cher Wee

Lead (Integrated General Hospital)
Chief Operating Officer
MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation

Cher Wee is Chief Operating Officer at MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation.

At MOHT, Cher Wee leads collaborations with hospital partners to develop new inpatient care services to provide holistic care that is integrated with community-based resources. His other focus at MOHT is in organisational excellence.

Prior to joining MOHT, Cher Wee served at one of Singapore’s largest public hospitals in a variety of roles. He led frontline staff in clinical operations support, financial planning, analytics, manpower planning, infrastructure redesign, and process improvements. As part of learning and improvement efforts, his teams’ organised Singapore public healthcare’s first Make-a-thon, to co-create the UIUX for Singapore Healthcare’s first Self-Admission Kiosk. Among other awards, his teams also topped patient experience/satisfaction surveys.

Apart from frontline duties, Cher Wee led hospital administrators in strategic planning, corporate planning, data analytics and job redesign. One of his projects included Singapore Healthcare’s first enterprise-level business intelligence system, which was presented at HIMSS AsiaPac as part of Smart Care Singapore.

Cher Wee has also served in various postings at Ministry of Health and Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Cher Wee holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Dr Winston Chin Chee Wei

Lead (Integrated Health Promotion)
Director (Programmes)
MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation

Winston joined the MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation in January 2018 and is a founding Director of MOHT.

At MOHT, Winston oversees MOHT’s efforts to develop comprehensive and integrated approaches to health promotion within targeted Healthy Precincts, in order to achieve long-term change in behaviours and norms. He also leads MOHT’s efforts in financing redesign, to conceptualise, develop, and test new value-based financing models with relevant stakeholders.

Prior to joining MOHT, Winston was Deputy Director at the Healthcare Finance Division at MOH, where he oversaw government healthcare subsidy policies, subvention frameworks for public healthcare institutions in Singapore, and the implementation of new value-based financing models including bundled payments. He also previously served as Assistant Director in the NUHS Regional Health System Planning Office and Assistant Director (Palliative Care) in the Ageing Planning Office, MOH where he oversaw the development of MOH’s National Palliative Care Plan.

A recipient of the President's Scholarship, Winston completed his medical training at the National University of Singapore. He is an accredited Public Health specialist and was also the valedictorian of his cohort from the Master of Public Health programme at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS.

Ms Ng Ling Ling

Co-Lead (Future Primary Care)
Director (Community Engagement)
MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation

Ling Ling joined the MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation in July 2018 on secondment from National Council of Social Service (NCSS).

Her focus in MOHT is in primary care transformation through technology and financing levers, as well as community engagement to connect public polyclinics with private general practitioners and non-profit community organisations.

Previously she served in the NCSS for 16 years, most recently in the role of Assistant CEO. She has extensive experience in piloting and scaling initiatives at national level, involving the community, including successfully leading a movement with 240 non-profit charities to mobilise about S$1.3 billion of donations and government grants to meet existing and future social service needs during the jubilee celebration year of Singapore in 2015. For her contributions, she received the Public Administration Silver medal in 2015 for her work in leading Care & Share Movement for SG50.

She also co-led a longitudinal national movement to build a caring and inclusive community. The work included engaging corporates, tertiary institutions, schools and local grassroots to build capabilities and capacities of non-profit community organisations, including the use of technology platforms for greater eco-system collaboration.

Ling Ling holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and a Master of Public Administration from the Australian National University. Prior to joining public service, Ling Ling worked in the financial banking industry, specialising in treasury functions.

Associate Professor Gerald Koh

Co-lead (Future Primary Care)
Clinical Director (Future Primary Care)
MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation

Gerald joined the MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation in July 2018. His areas of focus in MOHT are in the transformation of primary health with a specific focus on the use of tele-health and diagnostic tools. He works with the team and various stakeholders to ensure that potential solutions can be rapidly prototyped and tested.

He is also currently an Associate Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and holds a concurrent appointment as Joint Associate Professor, Dean's Office, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Prior to joining MOHT, he was Leader of the Health Systems and Behavioural Sciences Domain in Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and received the NUS Outstanding Educator Award in 2016. He is currently Principal Investigator of the NUHS Telehealth Research Core and Singapore Population Health Research Centre (SPHERIC) Implementation Science Core.

His research interests include stroke and geriatric rehabilitation, health services research, medical education, family medicine and tele-rehabilitation. He completed his medical training at the National University of Singapore. He also holds a Masters in Family Medicine (NUS) and a PhD in Family Medicine (Western University), a Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (NUS) and a Masters in Gerontology and Geriatrics (University of Malta).

Associate Professor Teoh Yee Leong

Lead (Solution, Technology, Evaluation and Piloting)
Director (Solution, Technology, Evaluation and Piloting)
MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation

Yee Leong joined MOHT in Aug 2018 as Director and project lead of the Solutions & Technology, Evaluation and Piloting (STEP) unit. His role in MOHT is to support the programmes in identifying suitable technology and solutions to pilot and evaluate with the aim of transforming the delivery of healthcare in Singapore.

Yee Leong concurrently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Clinical Research Institute, an Academic Research Organisation within the Ministry of Health Holdings, Singapore. In this role he spearheads the clinical research initiatives in Singapore and building research partnerships with various public and private organisations in the region. He is also Joint Adjunct Associate Professor with Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and Centre of Regulatory Excellence, Duke-NUS Medical School.

Prior to his appointment as CEO of SCRI in May 2013, his private sector roles included Vice-President and General Manager for Emergent Biosolutions Asia Pacific (2010-2013) and Director, Clinical Research and Medical Affairs for GlaxoSmithKline Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei (2005 to 2010) A/Prof Teoh’s previous other public sector appointments included being Assistant Commissioner of Public Health (Ministry of the Environment), Physician and Head, Jurong Polyclinic (National Healthcare Group Polyclinics) and Infectious Disease Epidemiologist (Communicable Disease Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore).

He is a trained Public Health Physician with Master of Medicine in Public Health from National University of Singapore.

Board, Fellows & Advisory Panel


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Board Members

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan
Executive Director, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation
Mr Chan Heng Kee
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health
Mr Goh Aik Guan
Managing Director, MOH Holdings
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Fellows

Professor Emeritus Michael Katz
Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Ms Jennifer Hobart
Previously Vice President, Medical Informatics, Blue Shield of California
Professor Chia Kee Seng
Professor and Founding Dean of Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

Board Member, Health Promotion Board
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Technology Advisory Panel

Associate Professor James Yip
Group Chief Medical Informatics Officer, National University Health System
Professor Robert Morris
Chief Technology Strategist, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation
Professor Freddy Boey
Senior Vice President, Graduate Education and Research Translation, National University of Singapore
Ms Selina Seah
Assistant CEO, Changi General Hospital

Director, Centre for Healthcare Assistive & Robotics Technology
Professor Eugene Fidelis Soh
CEO, Tan Tock Seng Hospital & Central Health
Dr Fidah Alsagoff
Joint Head, Enterprise Development Group

Head, Life Sciences, Temasek International
Ms Chu Swee Yeok
CEO and President, EDBI
Mr Chua Chee Yong
Director, Planning Group, Integrated Health Information Systems

Head, IT Strategy and Planning, Ministry of Health
Dr Jason Cheah
CEO, Agency for Integrated Care
CEO, Woodlands Health Campus
Deputy Group CEO, Transformation, National Healthcare Group
Adj Assoc Prof (Dr) Raymond Chua
Group Director, Health Regulation Group, Ministry of Health
Ms Low Lai Peng
Senior Regulatory Specialist, Medical Devices Cluster, Ministry of Health