INNOVATION IN HEALTH CARE SEMINAR 1 by Nanyang Polytechnic, School of Health Sciences

Dr Tan was very honoured to be the first speaker in this inaugural event initiated by NYP School of Health Sciences. 

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Singapore's heathcare system is embracing technology to improving productivity and reduce operational costs. With 610,000 people aged above 65 in 2020, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong has emphasised the need for 30,000 more healthcare workers by 2020, including doctors who specialist in geriatric medicine.

Telehealth, robotics, Internet of Things and big data is driving positive disruption worldwide in the healthcare industry. As stated by Deputy Prime Minsiter Tharman Shanmugaratnam during his speech at the opening of IBM's Watson Centre at Marina Bay in 2016, all parties should collaborate to harness the full potential that disruptive technologies may bring to the healthcare industry.

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