Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home goes high-tech to improve efficiency

SINGAPORE - The 110-bed Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home is automating its operations in an effort to keep costs low and improve efficiency.

Under the overhaul, residents' records will be updated in real-time, allowing staff easier access to clinic information. Billing has also gone paperless, reducing the likelihood of medical errors and increasing staff productivity.

"Our mission is to keep our fees at least 30 per cent lower than the market and to make our services more accessible to lower income families," said the home's administrator, Mr Then Kim Yuan.

"The reality is that several parts of a typical nursing home operation can be labour-intensive, heavy in paperwork, and time-consuming - often stretching resources thin in the face of rising costs."

Napier Healthcare, a healthcare technology and services provider, is in charge of the home's overhaul.

"The size of an elderly care operation should not limit its ability and flexibility to apply innovative technology solutions to stay competitive," said chief executive of Napier, Tirupathi Karthik.