Future Primary Care
The FPC programme aims to enable patients to effectively self-manage their chronic diseases in partnership with their primary care providers. This involves the development of a national telehealth platform and the incorporation of technologies that enable effective and sustainable home management.
Various pilots are ongoing. The Primary Technology Enhanced Care (PTEC) project began in partnership with National Healthcare Group Polyclinics. The The Home BP Monitoring programme trialled the use of a home monitoring kit for hypertensive patients, within an integrated care delivery system including a chatbot that brings about better management and outcomes. Patients are empowered to manage their conditions independently, while building a trusted relationship with their care team. The initial pilot was successful and is now primed for scaling across the three healthcare clusters. The programme is currently available in Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic and Bedok Polyclinic and will be available in Clementi Polyclinic the first half of next year.
PTEC will be extended to diabetes and the testing of a home HbA1c diagnostic kit. Pilots with SingHealth Polyclinics have commenced to assess a diabetes coaching solution and better linkages between primary care and community-based services.
Another initiative is an open call to local General Practitioners (GPs) to develop solutions around new primary care technologies, care redesign & process improvement and new private-public partnership business models. The challenge statement, developed by FPC, centres on chronic disease patients with the aim of achieving good disease control while ensuring financial stability and scalability.
National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
National University Polyclinics
Integrated Health Information Systems
Tele-health pilots for hypertension and diabetes
General Practitioner Innovation (GPI) Initiative
Professor Gerald Koh
Head (Future Primary Care)
Clinical Director (Future Primary Care)