The Future of Healthcare
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Health announced the Healthier SG initiative, to manage the challenges of Singapore’s ageing population and improve health outcomes.
Some 220 attendees joined us online and in person to learn how NUS is preparing health practitioners to achieve Healthier SG goals.
Associate Professor Lau Tang Ching (Medicine ’91), Vice Dean (Education), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, and Senior Consultant, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, shed light on the importance of promoting health and preventing chronic illnesses, understanding the social determinants of health, and using technology and health informatics as enablers for health practitioners.
Following his riveting sharing session, Prof Lau answered various questions from audience members, ranging from how to encourage our youth to pursue a career in the medical field and how service design and design thinking can help shape the patient experience and the healthcare landscape in Singapore, to measuring the effectiveness of government grants for senior mobility and a better quality of life, among others.