Learn How This Singapore HealthTech Giant Is Using AI

 IHiS, a Singaporean Health Tech Company, Relaunches as Synapxe and Uses Artificial Intelligence to Improve Its Services.

Synapxe, according to Health Minister Ong Ye Kung, is a "critical entity" that makes sure medical data, including records and help for healthcare, flows smoothly throughout the entire healthcare ecosystem. (Source: Synapxe)

SINGAPORE: Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), a Singaporean health technology company, has changed its name to Synapxe.

In order to provide care more effectively, it is also attempting to use artificial intelligence (AI). 

This year, the agency celebrates its fifteenth birthday. Its new name, which represents the expansion of its work in influencing Singapore's future of health technology, is derived from synapses, vital nodes for information transmission between neurons throughout the body. 

46 public healthcare organisations, including acute hospitals and polyclinics, as well as 1,400 neighbourhood partners, including nursing homes and general practitioners (GPs), are supported by Synapxe's activities.

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung stated during a celebration on Thursday (July 27) that Synapxe is a "critical entity" that makes sure medical information, from records to support with healthcare, flows smoothly throughout the entire healthcare ecosystem.

The entire neurological and sensory system of Singapore's healthcare system will thereafter be awakened and function as a single unit. Both community-based and at-home care are available, he continued. 

“Residents, with the support of the community and GPs, can care for their own health. Seniors can better age gracefully in communities. We can all practise preventive care effectively.”

According to Mr. Ong, acute hospitals can handle complex cases more skillfully and healthcare professionals can have access to additional resources to improve their work. 

In order to assist the implementation of the Healthier SG initiative, which places a strong emphasis on preventive care and strives to empower residents to manage their own healthcare, the agency has been driving the technological development plans. 

Ngiam Siew Ying, chief executive of Synapxe, stated: "Healthier SG involves ensuring that each resident has some sort of plan to take care of their own health, and it frequently happens outside of regular face-to-face encounters between a doctor and patient."

Residents may "have a full view of their health encounters" since the national health information grid keeps the data organised and promotes interoperability, she noted. 

The organization's HealthX platform, which strives to make health tech ideas a reality, offers a variety of enablers to aid government healthcare organisations and business partners in their journeys towards smart health innovation.

Advanced deep learning and AI capabilities are also being used in healthcare by Synpaxe. 

For instance, doctors may soon use AI to spot patients' early indicators of chronic diseases.

The programme, known as the Assisted Chronic Disease Explanation using AI (ACE-AI), determines such risks using a deep-learning algorithm. By the end of the year, 20 GPs will trial it. 

In order to ensure that patients take their medications as prescribed, an AI monitoring system is being created. It can be applied to home care and the management of chronic diseases. 

Its real-time video monitoring system, known as Augmented Video Analytics for Medication Adherence (AV-MED), ensures that patients follow each step precisely. 

In order to fuel important programmes "to improve the health of our people and ensure a future-ready health system for Singapore," Ms. Ngiam added Synapxe will keep using smart technologies like generative AI and cloud.

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