Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health (a) what percentage of polyclinics and general practitioner clinics (GP) are currently able to access the National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) system; and (b) to what extent will polyclinics and GPs be able to access and input details of outpatient consultations for their patients under the proposed Healthier SG initiative.
Mr Ong Ye Kung: As of April 2022, all polyclinics and close to 60% of private medical clinics have access to the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR). All healthcare professionals who are involved in direct patient care can apply to access NEHR.
To support the outcomes of the Healthier SG programme, care providers will be able to access patients’ medical records, track their patients’ conditions and progress over time, and share the records with other healthcare providers, using the NEHR. To govern these processes and to ensure secure data sharing, we intend to table a Health Information Bill.
Ministry of Health
9 May 2022