“Globally we’re at a crucial tipping point where technology is completely changing how healthcare can be delivered,” says Caroline Clarke, CEO, Philips ASEAN Pacific. “We are seeing a paradigm shift in how we think about care. Connected, mobile technologies are, for the first time, making it possible for more parts of healthcare to shift from hospitals to a home setting, and for greater focus to be placed on prevention over cure. At the same time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation are making working practices more efficient, which is changing resource needs.
“It is very welcome news that the MOH is investing in hospital beds to alleviate the current, pressing demand in Singapore, but as Health Minister Gan Kim Yong himself touched on, long-term needs may differ. Ultimately, the healthcare systems that lead the world in the future will be the ones that also start thinking beyond the needs of traditional operating models and embrace technology to work smarter,” Ms. Clarke added.