Singapore deploys technology to drive its vision of achieving smart healthcare system, says GlobalData

Singapore aims to provide smart healthcare to people with the help of novel technologies, which is helping the country to withstand the impact of COVID-19 on its healthcare system, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

GlobalData’s report, ‘CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape – Singapore’, reveals that the Singapore healthcare market is a strongly growing market in the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on health technology and research & development. Additionally, telemedicine, electronic health records, patient solutions, medical diagnostics, health management solutions, personal health and fitness, and medical education are some of the areas where technology plays a major role.

Pratibha Thammanabhatla, Medical Devices Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly aging population are driving the demand for innovative medical technologies in Singapore.”

Polyclinics in Singapore are adopting new technologies such as virtual systems, and this is making the healthcare delivery more accessible and affordable, especially during the pandemic. Using a virtual system, the attending nurse enters the details of the patient’s medical condition, and the computer algorithm in the device will recommend required tests and consultation with specialists at the National Heart Centre, Singapore. This will provide faster service to patients while eliminating incidental costs that accompany hospital visits, and help the physician attend more patients each day.

Ms Thammanabhatla concludes: “There has been a significant rise in the development and deployment of transformational technologies in healthcare system during the pandemic in Singapore, and this demonstrates the commitment of the country in achieving its aim of providing technology-driven healthcare solutions to its citizens.”

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