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MOHT welcomes visitors from Cedars-Sinai

MOHT received its first visitors from the United States since the start of the pandemic in 2020, from the Cedars-Sinai Health System (CSHS). At the meeting, both MOHT and CSHS cross-shared innovations relating to healthcare delivery in both Singapore and the US.

Visitors from Cedars-Sinai (from left) Benjamin Seo & Dr Heitham Hassoun, with MOHT's Dr Liesel Fong, Lai Yi Feng & Lee Keng Leong


Now that Singapore borders have reopened, MOHT was pleased to welcome Dr Heitham Hassoun, Vice President & Medical Director; as well as Mr. Benjamin H. Seo, Director of Global Business Development, from Cedars-Sinai Health System (CSHS) on 20 April 2022 to cross-share innovations related to healthcare delivery in Singapore & the US and discuss future partnerships for hospital care redesign.

MOHT and CSHS picked up where matters left off pre-pandemic in November 2019 when a study trip to Cedars-Sinai was planned to learn more about its “Healing-at-Home” implementation for MOHT’s own “Mobile Inpatient Care at Home” ([email protected]) programme. The trip was eventually cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

During the short visit, there was discussion about the broad healthcare transformation agenda in Singapore, and changes in hospital care models in Singapore. The [email protected] program was a topic discussed where MOHT would take the opportunity to learn the experiences of Cedars-Sinai in running alternative inpatient care programmes, including potentially clinical protocols & workflow, evaluation and learnings. MOHT looks forward to collaborating further with Cedars-Sinai, in healthcare innovations and research.

MOHT's [email protected] initiative will be launched later this year as part of a MOH Sandbox in partnership with hospitals from all three clusters and private partners. The initial Sandbox implementation will focus on General Medicine conditions and elective post-operation care that would otherwise require physical inpatient hospitalisation.


Yi Feng (Project Manager, [email protected]) joined [email protected] partners, Dr Stephanie Ko (National University Hospital) and Dr Shravan Verma (Speedoc) at a Govinsider webinar on May 25 on the [email protected] initiative. The webinar recording can be accessed via this link.

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