The current healthcare landscape in Singapore, of a rapidly ageing population with low fertility rate, coupled with high life expectancy and high burden of chronic disease, will lead to escalating healthcare costs. This will be unsustainable unless we transform the way care is delivered. Healthcare delivery processes must be redesigned to achieve greater efficiency, higher quality and better value.
As part of an Academic Health System, we strive to provide the best care to our patients, with world class outcomes. We must endeavour to deliver better value through new and innovative care models, and integrating care across our cluster institutions. We need to increase productivity whilst remaining at the forefront of medical science in providing cutting edge treatment.