MOHT is partnering key stakeholders like agencies and clusters to develop programmes and ideas across the care continuum, with a goal to enable longitudinal, holistic, and cohesive care. Each programme identifies and develops test-beds that complement the ongoing work of MOH and healthcare clusters and institutions. This is especially in areas where fundamental change is critical for transformation. From each experiment, MOHT will develop frameworks, methodologies and toolkits to enable successful solutions to be scaled further.
Future Primary Care (FPC)
Primary care is a critical foundation of our healthcare system in view of Singapore’s ageing population and the rising prevalence of chronic conditions.
The goal of FPC is to re-position primary care to play a central role in our health delivery system and anchor healthcare in the primary care space. The aspiration is to give patients the care, treatment and resources to manage their conditions confidently at home without the need for a hospital visit. In order to do this, Future Primary Care will work towards improving primary care to provide consistent and accessible quality care for patients.
Integrated General Hospital (IGH)
IGH is a new hospital care model that integrates acute, sub-acute and rehabilitative care, in ways that address the needs of a growing patient population with multiple medical conditions. IGH focuses on ensuring more holistic care, with a view to improve longer term health outcomes. IGH also integrates community-based resources (e.g. primary care and social services), and engages patients and families, so as to create a health empowering community.
The implementation of IGH is in line with hospitals’ aspirations to build a health-empowering care model that delivers holistic, team-based care for patients from admission to post-discharge. If IGH is successful, care would be right-sited and coordinated, without unnecessary transfers, with quality doctor-patient interactions that will lead to long-lasting relationships based on trust.
Integrated Health Promotion (InHealth)
The goal of InHealth is to implement, within cutting-edge Healthy Precincts, an integrated, whole-of-ecosystem approach to health promotion. This includes facilitating healthy behaviours at the individual and interpersonal levels; encouraging active community participation and leadership in promoting community members’ health; creating an environment in which it is easy and attractive to be healthy; and fostering policies that support good physical and mental health. The team will work closely with multiple stakeholders including government agencies, community-based organisations, academic institutions, and others. The ultimate aim of InHealth is to shift community attitudes and norms towards health, leading to long-term sustained behaviour change.