Our Programmes


MOHT is partnering key stakeholders like agencies and clusters to develop programmes and ideas across the care continuum, with a goal to enable longitudinal, holistic, and cohesive care. Each programme identifies and develops test-beds that complement the ongoing work of MOH and healthcare clusters and institutions. This is especially in areas where fundamental change is critical for transformation. From each experiment, MOHT will develop frameworks, methodologies and toolkits to enable successful solutions to be scaled further.


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Future Primary Care (FPC)

Primary care is a critical foundation of our healthcare system in view of Singapore’s ageing population and the rising prevalence of chronic conditions.

The goal of FPC is to re-position primary care to play a central role in our health delivery system and anchor healthcare in the primary care space. The aspiration is to give patients the care, treatment and resources to manage their conditions confidently at home without the need for a hospital visit. In order to do this, Future Primary Care will work towards improving primary care to provide consistent and accessible quality care for patients.

Future Primary Care is focused on 3 main areas:

  1. Telehealth initiative: To leverage on new technologies and capabilities that will allow us to shift care into homes and increase the accessibility to and timeliness of care
  2. Tech-Enhancement of Primary care: Identify, evaluate and implement new technologies that have the potential to improve the delivery of care for patients and stakeholders
  3. Surveying the primary care landscape: To increase the ability to identify outcomes and gaps in the primary care delivery function using analytics technology

Partners:

  • National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

Current Initiatives:

  • Tele-health pilot at Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic

Integrated General Hospital (IGH)


IGH is a new hospital care model that is designed for a growing patient population with multiple chronic conditions and co-morbidities. The IGH focuses on preventing care fragmentation and ensuring continuous care that leads to better health outcomes. IGH care will also be strongly linked to community care resources such as the primary care and social services sector.


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Integrated General Hospital (IGH)

IGH is a new hospital care model that integrates acute, sub-acute and rehabilitative care, in ways that address the needs of a growing patient population with multiple medical conditions. IGH focuses on ensuring more holistic care, with a view to improve longer term health outcomes. IGH also integrates community-based resources (e.g. primary care and social services), and engages patients and families, so as to create a health empowering community.

The implementation of IGH is in line with hospitals’ aspirations to build a health-empowering care model that delivers holistic, team-based care for patients from admission to post-discharge. If IGH is successful, care would be right-sited and coordinated, without unnecessary transfers, with quality doctor-patient interactions that will lead to long-lasting relationships based on trust.

IGH care has three distinctives:

  1. One ward, one care team
  2. Seamless care without unnecessary transfers
  3. Patient-centric care that is integrated with the community

Partners:

  • Alexandra Hospital

Current Initiatives:

  • Continually enhance an application prototype that streamlines nursing documentation and enables additional analytics at the wards at Alexandra Hospital
  • Review and redesign discharge related workflows at Alexandra Hospital
  • Co-create future-ready spaces at Alexandra Hospital that could better enable recovery and encourage productive conversations
  • Enable a community-based activation movement around Queenstown, involving patient and families as co-creators of care

Integrated Health Promotion (InHealth)


The goal of InHealth is to build and sustain healthy communities which actively embrace health promotion and disease prevention such that there will be a shift in attitudes and values and to foster new social norms around health communities.

InHealth will test-bed initiatives and solutions through the creation of Path Finder Healthy Precincts in which an integrated approach towards health promotion can be implemented.


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Integrated Health Promotion (InHealth)

The goal of InHealth is to implement, within cutting-edge Healthy Precincts, an integrated, whole-of-ecosystem approach to health promotion. This includes facilitating healthy behaviours at the individual and interpersonal levels; encouraging active community participation and leadership in promoting community members’ health; creating an environment in which it is easy and attractive to be healthy; and fostering policies that support good physical and mental health. The team will work closely with multiple stakeholders including government agencies, community-based organisations, academic institutions, and others. The ultimate aim of InHealth is to shift community attitudes and norms towards health, leading to long-term sustained behaviour change.

The team has begun its work with the development of two Healthy Precincts- the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, the two largest university campuses in Singapore. NUS and NTU were chosen as the first Path Finder Precincts because they are a confluence of academic expertise, research and technology development, and environments with numerous potential levers (e.g. food vendors, physical infrastructure, educational curriculum) to influence behaviour. They are thus an ideal test-bed for the InHealth solutions, and the development of toolkits with strong academic underpinnings that can subsequently be applied in, or adapted for, other types of precincts nationally e.g. housing precincts.

Partners:

  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Current Initiatives:

  • Creation of solutions that will nudge healthy behaviours
  • Development of methodologies and toolkits to enable scaling of efforts