A new society has been formed to guide case managers in doing their job better.
Case managers keep tabs on patients even after they are discharged from hospital, helping them in matters such as getting financial help and training their caregivers to look after them at home.They operate from health institutions ranging from hospitals to day rehabilitation centres, and many are former nurses.
The new Case Management Society of Singapore will organise forums and workshops to help these managers improve their skills.
Its president, Ms Koh Sai Fong of Tan Tock Seng Hospital said so far about 142 people have signed up. "The networking opportunities allow members to share knowledge and tips on how to help our patients make transitions smoothly across the care continuum," she said.