Our Enabling Units


As MOHT works towards listening to stakeholders, identifying gaps, setting goals, developing solutions and evaluating outcomes, we also aim to develop in-house capabilities and methodologies that can support the redesign of care.


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Solutions & Technology Evaluation & Piloting (STEP) Unit

The role of STEP is to support the three programmes, and adopts a two-pronged approach (1) To scan for relevant technology and solutions, and (2) to run pilots to evaluate selected technologies and solutions, with a view to scaling those which are beneficial, cost-effective and can enable care redesign.

The work of the STEP division is guided by MOHT leadership and a Technology Advisory Panel that reviews all recommendations prior to approval and subsequent operationalisation of selected solutions.

In the course of its work, STEP will work closely with partners – clinical and solution providers to design pilots including obtaining the necessary approvals, IRB and institutional clearances.

The goal is to through a robust process of surveillance, selection, pilot implementation and evaluation develop workable solutions that are evidence based and have the potential to be scaled.

Current Initiatives for piloting:

  • Health e-coaching (diabetes)
  • Home and point-of-care blood testing for diabetes
  • Digital phenotyping for mental health

Data & Technology Unit


At MOHT, data and technology are one of our key enablers. Here, we carefully select and develop technological solutions to support the overall optimisation of the Singapore healthcare system. The technology and data team was set up to support the MOHT programme teams in exploring opportunities for technology insertions. One of the key areas of focus is using data analytics to inform potential areas of transformation.


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Data & Technology Unit

Technology plays a significant role in MOHT’s projects and experiments, and in its operating environment. MOHT adopts an agile approach using rapid and continuous build-measure-learn cycles that identify, develop, deliver and adapt technology to improve health. They work closely with IHiS and implementation partners. This allows MOHT’s teams to be responsive to real needs, as demonstrated by actual data, and nimble in evolving prototypes and scalable solutions.

The main tools being used are:

  1. Data analytics and modelling to understand healthcare flows and resource usage
  2. User experience and interface design and development
  3. Agile development on mobile and cloud
  4. Artificial Intelligence

Current Initiatives:

  • Passive and active sensing tools for patient lifestyle understanding and improvement
  • Tele-health monitoring solutions for connected care
  • Mobile patient and clinical applications
  • Digital phenotyping
  • Data analytics, including for patient flow analysis