INNOVATION IN HEALTH CARE SEMINAR 1 by Nanyang Polytechnic, was held in School of Health Sciences, NYP. Dr Tan was very honoured to be the first speaker in this inaugural event initiated by NYP School of Health Sciences. 


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.

Nanyang Polytechnic has a special interest in innovation and the School of Health Sciences is keen to organise this series of 'INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE SERIES" to update our staff and share with our industry partners latest concepts developed by local professionals for use in the healthcare industry particular for community care.

The 3 expert speakers are:

Dr Tan Jit Seng is the Home Care Physician of Lotus Eldercare Health Services and Chief Technology Officer of Lotus Eldercare Technologies. Dr Tan has supported innovation and development of cloud platforms, devices, robotics and A.I. medical technology and soon to be launch LEMS, a health integrative platform.

Gillian Tee and Lily Phang are the Founders of Homage Co Pte Ltd, a health technology start-up delivering on-demand home-based care to older adults. Homage has recently secured US$1.2 million in seed funding from US-based 500Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, and SeedPlus.

Ng Kian Seng is the Senior Sales Director, South East Asia for Napier Healthcare and has more than two decades of hospital technology experience. Napier Healthcare has been for the last 20 years providing software solutions including Napier’s Critical Access, Laboratory Information System, Electronic Medical Records, Remote Patient Monitoring and others to reduces medical errors and improve quality of care.

Here is Dr Tan's presentation: Tele Monitoring in the Community and Future Possibilities