Websites for updating patients
A recent study of 1,500 private healthcare institutions done by the Integrated Health Information Systems - the national technology agency for healthcare - found that two in 10 private GPs and specialist clinics still use written medical records, rather than an electronic system.
"Patients can only realise the full potential of the NEHR if the data is comprehensive," said Mr Gan at the conference, which is being held at the Nanyang Technological University's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Enter your user name and password and click 'Login'.
You will then see the Systm Online Home Page, which shows your details.
Online access to appointment booking and repeat prescription ordering not only saves both time and money for the practice, but also allows reception staff to focus on other key areas and provide a better service to patients.
The service has benefits for patients without internet access too - online booking system means that less people will be ringing the surgery, so it makes the practice more accessible over the phone.
If private sector data is not reflected in the NEHR, this could lead to gaps in a person's medical history, he added.
You will need to register at the Practice for using the system when you will be supplied with a username and first password (which you can then update after first log-in).A million kitty has also been set aside to help medical practices offset the costs of updating their systems.Health Minister Gan Kim Yong made these announcements on Wednesday morning (Nov 8), at the start of the three-day Future Health Conference.The proposed changes will likely be tabled in Parliament next year.If approved, healthcare groups will be given a grace period of two to three years to make the necessary preparations.