Getting IT systems in healthcare clusters to 'talk' to one another

A multi-dose medication management system designed by the National Healthcare Group Pharmacy and the Integrated Health Information Systems. The latter manages the IT systems of all public hospitals here.
A multi-dose medication management system designed by the National Healthcare Group Pharmacy and the Integrated Health Information Systems. The latter manages the IT systems of all public hospitals here.PHOTO: NHG PHARMACY

In the past, various clusters of public hospitals - SingHealth, the National Healthcare Group and National University Health System - managed their technology systems separately.

But in 2008, the separate IT teams consolidated to form the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), which now manages the IT systems of all public hospitals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 08, 2018, with the headline 'Getting IT systems in healthcare clusters to 'talk' to one another'. Subscribe