About MOHT

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan

Executive Director

Singapore has a good healthcare system and achieves excellent health outcomes while maintaining access and affordability. Looking to the future, however, we will encounter unique and complex challenges as our population ages rapidly, the prevalence of chronic diseases continues to rise and social determinants of health become increasing salient. There are also exciting new opportunities created by remarkable advances in science and technology. The ability to collect, curate and analyse large amounts of data will enable innovative new ways to improve population health and prevent and manage disease. Advances in precision medicine and biomedical sciences are producing novel therapeutic options for diseases that were previously untreatable. The active participation of individuals and patients in managing their own health and medical conditions is absolutely critical, and new approaches are becoming available to more effectively promote and support this.

 

The MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT) was set up to help drive the reshaping of our health system at this exciting time of challenge and opportunity. MOHT focuses on a number of longer-term areas with the potential to contribute to fundamental changes in the way we promote health and deliver care. We work closely with partners to design and pilot new initiatives, and concurrently collaborate with MOH, AIC, IHiS and other stakeholders to develop critical enablers of scaling such as technology, data analytics, and finance and incentive redesign. MOHT endeavours to draw all these together as effective new end-to-end system-level solutions that have a transformative impact on care and health outcomes.

 

The journey is a complex and challenging one and MOHT greatly appreciates the strong partnership and support of our many stakeholders and collaborators in the joint pursuit of fundamental shifts that will have a large and positive impact on the health and lives of the public and our patients.

 
Our Leadership Team
Professor Gerald Koh

Head (Future Primary Care)

Clinical Director (Future Primary Care)

Gerald is Head and Clinical Director of the Future Primary Care programme. His area of focus in MOHT is the transformation of primary care using tele-health, novel diagnostic tools and new models of care as enablers. He works with stakeholders from public polyclinics and private general practitioners to ensure that potential solutions that empower patients and providers to improve quality of care can be rapidly prototyped and tested.

He is also currently a Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) and holds a concurrent appointment as Joint Associate Professor, Dean's Office, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). A family physician by training, he obtained his Masters in Medicine (Family Medicine) (NUS) in 2000, Fellowship in Family Medicine (College of Family Physicians Singapore) in 2003 and PhD in Family Medicine from Western University (Canada) in 2012. Prior to joining MOHT, he was Leader of the Health Systems and Behavioural Sciences Domain in SSHSPH and received the NUS Outstanding Educator Award in 2016. He is currently Principal Investigator of the NUHS Diabetes, Tuberculosis and Neuroscience Research Centre’s Telehealth Research Core and NUHS Singapore Population Health Research Centre’s (SPHERiC) Implementation Science Core.

His research interests include tele-health in primary care, post-stroke rehabilitation and community geriatrics, health services research and medical education through community service.

Lim Cher Wee

Chief Operating Officer

Head (Integrated General Hospital)

Cher Wee is Chief Operating Officer at MOHT.
 
At MOHT, Cher Wee leads MOHT’s collaborations in developing shared care approaches that strive towards delivering seamless transitions from acute to the community. Cher Wee’s team works with providers and industry to develop a family of care-focused and digital-enabled solutions. These solutions aim to bridge capabilities across settings and empower individuals with holistic and personalised care. They do so by enabling shared decision making, reducing fragmentation and improving outcomes for patients with multiple health and/or social issues. 
 
Cher Wee’s other focus at MOHT is in championing organisational excellence. He works with teams and individuals across MOHT to manage strategic assets (e.g. plans, branding) and drive service improvement.
 
Before joining MOHT, Cher Wee served at Singapore’s public hospitals in various roles. He led frontline staff in clinical operations support, analytics, infrastructure redesign, and process improvements. Cher Wee also led hospital administrators in strategic planning and data analytics. One of his projects included Singapore healthcare’s first enterprise-level business intelligence system.
 
Cher Wee has also served at the Ministries of Health, and Trade and Industry. He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Dr Loke Wai Chiong

Head (Integrated Health Promotion)

Clinical Director (Programmes)

Wai Chiong leads the Integrated Health Promotion (InHealth) programme which aims to implement a comprehensive set of integrated, coordinated initiatives concurrently in test precincts, to co-create with the community an environment and community norm which would make health-promoting behaviours the default. He also helps to develop initiatives for mental wellness and financing schemes to support new models of care.

Prior to joining MOHT, Wai Chiong was Partner and Healthcare Sector leader for Deloitte Southeast Asia. As a management consultant in private sector, he advised governments, investors, life sciences companies, providers and payers globally. His projects included business strategy advisory to biomedical and health-tech start-ups, new product development, regulatory and market entry, commercial feasibility of healthcare investments, mergers & acquisitions, amongst others.

He started his career as a practising Family Physician, and went on to hospital management and health policy leadership roles across public and private sectors. 

Wai Chiong completed his medical training at the National University of Singapore. He holds a Masters in Family Medicine (NUS), Fellowships with the Academy of Medicine Singapore and the College of Family Physicians, and Double MBA from the University of California (Los Angeles) and the National University of Singapore.

Professor Robert Morris

Chief Technology Strategist

Robert is Chief Technology Strategist at MOHT, and holds a concurrent appointment as Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

At MOHT, Robert anchors the Data and Technology Enablers. His current focus is on the application of computer and information sciences, including AI, to transform healthcare.

Until 2017, Robert led all of IBM Research’s Global Laboratories. Prior to that, Robert was also head of the IBM Almaden Research Center (Silicon Valley), where relational database technology and the disk drive were invented. During this time he led the creation of Services Science, research for IBM’s ThinkPad, and Storage Systems. Earlier he also led advanced systems research at TJ Watson Center (New York), including the Deep Blue chess machine, which defeated world champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.

He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan

Executive Director

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan holds concurrent appointments as the Executive Director of MOHT and the first Chief Health Scientist at MOH.

 

Before joining MOHT Professor Tan served as President of the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2008 to 2017. Prior to that he also held the positions of NUS Provost, then Senior Deputy President between the years of 2004 and 2008. He was former Dean of the NUS Faculty of Medicine and served as the Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, from 2000 to 2004, where he was responsible for leading the public health response to the 2003 SARS epidemic.

 

As the inaugural Chief Executive of the National University Health System in 2008, Professor Tan brought the NUS Medical and Dental Schools and the National University Hospital under single governance. His awards include the Public Service Star in 2003 for outstanding contributions to overcoming SARS in Singapore; the Public Administration Gold Medal in 2004 for his work as Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health; and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2015. He was awarded the National Science and Technology Medal in 2008 and is the first Singaporean to be elected as an International member of the US National Academy of Medicine.

 

A renal physician, Professor Tan obtained his medical training at NUS, and research training at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford.

Dr Tan Weng Mooi

Director (Programmes, InHealth) /

Co-Head (Integrated Health Promotion)

Weng Mooi co-leads the Integrated Health Promotion (InHealth) programme. 


Her role is to co-lead the development of healthy precinct frameworks and leverage on technology to build up mental wellness and resiliency in the community and workplaces. Development of the healthy precinct framework involves co-creating a set of tools and integrated, coordinated initiatives and movement for health with various stakeholders in the community including businesses, social, healthcare, community partners and government agencies. The goal is to empower and enable individuals and their families including the community to lead a healthy, happy and active lifestyles with meaningful engagements. 

 

Prior to joining MOHT, Weng Mooi was the Chief of Caregiving and Community Mental Health Division in a government agency. She led a team in the development and implementation of the national plan on caregiving and community mental health in the community sector. With the vision of “Integrated Community Living, Ageing in Place”, the plan aimed to develop the capacity and capability of the service providers, building integrated networks to enhance care coordination across the health and social care sectors to empower clients, caregivers and the community. For over 20 years, she served in the public and private health care system in a variety of leadership roles from Director of Allied Health services at a women’s and children’s hospital to Chief Operating Officer in Singapore’s leading mental health institution and group Chief Operating Officer in a private community care organisation.

 

Weng Mooi holds a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) with Distinction from Dalhousie University, Canada, a Doctor of Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina and an Executive MBA from University at Buffalo, USA. She also completed her advanced management programme with INSEAD. 

Associate Professor Teoh Yee Leong

Director (Solutions, Technology, Evaluation & Piloting)

Yee Leong is the Director and project lead of the Solutions & Technology, Evaluation and Piloting (STEP) unit. His role in MOHT is to support the programmes in identifying suitable technology and solutions to pilot and evaluate with the aim of transforming the delivery of healthcare in Singapore.

Yee Leong is concurrently a Senior Consultant at the Communicable Diseases Division, Ministry of Health where he is in charge of COVID-19 epidemiological investigation in Singapore. He also supported public health research in infectious disease prevention and control in Singapore. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor with Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore.

Yee Leong was previously Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Clinical Research Institute, an Academic Research Organisation within MOH Holdings. In that role, he spearheaded the clinical research initiatives in Singapore and building research partnerships with various public and private organisations in the region. 

His previous private sector roles included Vice-President and General Manager for Emergent Biosolutions Asia Pacific (2010-2013) and Director, Clinical Research and Medical Affairs for GlaxoSmithKline Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei (2005 to 2010). 

Yee Leong’s previous other public sector appointments included being Assistant Commissioner of Public Health (Ministry of the Environment); Physician and Head, Jurong Polyclinic (National Healthcare Group Polyclinics) and Infectious Disease Epidemiologist (Communicable Disease Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore).

He is a trained Public Health Physician with Master of Medicine in Public Health from National University of Singapore.

Board Members

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan
Executive Director, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation

Mr Chan Yeng Kit
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health

Mr Goh Aik Guan 
Managing Director, MOH Holdings

Senior Fellows

Professor Emeritus Michael Katz 
Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Ms Jennifer Hobart 
Previously Vice President, Medical Informatics, Blue Shield of California

Professor David Matchar

Inaugural Director of the Programme in Health Services and Systems Research (HSSR), Duke-NUS Medical School
Professor of Medicine, Duke University

Senior Consultant

Ms Ng Ling Ling
Advising and leading the Future Primary Care (FPC) programme

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