GCIC 2018 is organised by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC). AIC is an agency set up by Singapore’s Ministry of Health to develop the Primary and Community Care sectors. We seek to create a vibrant Care Community enabling people to live well and age gracefully. AIC coordinates and facilitates efforts in care integration to achieve the best care outcomes for our clients. We do this by empowering them with health and social care information and arranging for their care when they are discharged from hospitals. We enable stakeholders to raise the quality of care, and also enhance collaboration by working with health and social care providers to increase services to support the ageing population. Our work in the community brings care services and information closer to those in need.
For more information, please visit www.aic.sg.
About Ministry of Health, Singapore
Singapore’s Ministry of Health champions a healthy nation with our people - To live well, live long & with peace of mind. MOH sets out policies to promote good health and reduce illness, and oversees the public healthcare system to provide good and affordable healthcare services to all Singaporeans. We achieve this through subsidised healthcare services while promoting individual responsibility for one‘s health and healthcare costs.
For more information, please visit www.moh.gov.sg.
About National Healthcare Group
The National Healthcare Group (NHG) is a leader in public healthcare in Singapore, recognised at home and abroad for the quality of its medical expertise and facilities. Care is provided through an integrated network of nine primary healthcare polyclinics, acute care and tertiary hospitals, national specialty centres and business divisions. Together they bring a rich legacy of medical expertise to our philosophy of integrated patient-centred care.
NHG’s vision is “Adding Years of Healthy Life”. This vision goes beyond merely healing the sick to the more difficult and infinitely more rewarding task of preventing illness and preserving health and quality of life. With some 13,000 staff, NHG aims to provide care that is patient-centric, accessible, seamless, comprehensive, appropriate and cost-effective.
As the Regional Health System (RHS) for Central Singapore, it is vital for NHG to partner and collaborate with stakeholders, community advisors, and voluntary welfare organisations. Together with our patients, their families and caregivers, we aim to deliver integrated healthcare services and programmes that help in Adding Years of Healthy Life to all concerned.
For more information, please visit www.nhg.com.sg.
About National University Health System
National University Health System (NUHS) is an integrated Academic Health System which delivers value-driven, innovative and sustainable healthcare. NUHS creates synergies for the advancement of health by integrating patient care, health science education and biomedical research.
NUHS comprises four hospitals - National University Hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Jurong Community Hospital and Alexandra Hospital (in 2018); three National Specialty Centres - National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS), National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) and National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore (NUCOHS); a polyclinic group - the National University Polyclinics (NUP); one medical centre – Jurong Medical Centre; and three academic institutions – NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS Faculty of Dentistry and NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.
NUHS also works closely with partners in the public, private and people sectors on programmes that contribute to a healthy and engaged population in the Western part of Singapore.
For more information, please visit www.nuhs.edu.sg.
About Saw Swee Hock, School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
As Singapore’s first and only full-fledged public health tertiary education institution, the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, builds upon more than 60 years of experience in research, training and practice to continually foster healthier communities in Singapore and the region through its translational cross-disciplinary research work on cohort studies and lifecourse epidemiology, infectious disease research, health technology assessments, health promotion, workplace health and safety, health systems evaluation and health services research, to impact public health programmes and policies.
SSHSPH is also a member of the National University Health System (NUHS), the first academic medical centre in Singapore. As part of NUHS, SSHSPH works closely with the National University Hospital in hospital-based health services and primary care research.
For more information, please visit www.sph.nus.edu.sg.
About Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)
SMART is a major research enterprise established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) since 2007. It is the first entity in the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) developed by NRF.
SMART serves as an intellectual hub for research interactions between MIT and Singapore. Cutting-edge research projects in areas of interest to both Singapore and MIT are undertaken at SMART. SMART comprises an Innovation Centre and five Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs): BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM), Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM), Future Urban Mobility (FM), Infectious Diseases (ID), and Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES).
About SingHealth Regional Health System
The SingHealth Regional Health System (RHS) recognises that our population can be empowered to stay healthy and well-supported to receive care in their communities and homes. To achieve this, we collaborate with like-minded agencies across the primary, intermediate, long-term and tertiary acute care sectors to identify health and social needs, promote behaviour changes and develop sustainable programmes to improve quality of life and end-of-life care. As an academic RHS, we also leverage health services research and analytics to understand healthcare utilisation patterns and to facilitate appropriate interventions across the care continuum.
For more information, please visit www.singhealth.com.sg.
We would like to thank the following organisations for their support of GCIC 2018.
About Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau™
The Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau™ (SECB) has a mission to champion business travel and business events as key drivers of the tourism sector and enablers for industry growth in Singapore. It aims to establish Singapore as a dynamic business events destination where people, technology and ideas converge to create great value for customers. As the leading government agency for the business events sector in Singapore, the Bureau works with stakeholders to create, attract, and grow business events, as well as ensuring exceptional experiences in the delivery of these events. The Bureau also develops partnerships with international organisations and alliances.
For more information, please visit www.visitsingapore.com/mice/en/about-us/about-secb.html.
About Tote Board
Established in 1988, Tote Board is a broad-based grantmaker, strives to identify synergies and needs across multiple sectors, and tailor our grantmaking to create greater impact. Tote Board supports broad and diverse worthy projects in the sectors of Arts, Community Development, Education, Health, Social Service and Sports.
Tote Board adopts a collaborative approach in working with stakeholders to identify gaps and curate programmes to address social challenges in Singapore. In the health sector, Tote Board works closely with MOH, AIC, HPB and the many social service organisations and non-profit organisations. These wide networks allow us to identify cross-sectorial gaps, and initiate and convene collaborative discussions with stakeholders and partners, to take collective action.
Tote Board’s goal is to uplift the community by giving hope to vulnerable groups and improving the lives of all in Singapore. We want to inspire positive change and contribute towards building an inclusive, resilient and vibrant community, while fostering a caring and compassionate nation.
For more information, please visit www.toteboard.gov.sg/.
About Workforce Singapore
Workforce Singapore promotes the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce. Its key mission is to enable Singaporeans to meet their career aspirations, take on quality jobs at different stages of life, and help enterprises be competitive and manpower-lean. Workforce Singapore’s focus is on strengthening the Singaporean core and ensuring that Singaporeans are able to have better jobs and careers. Workforce Singapore, in partnership with key stakeholders, also provides support to business owners and companies to enable them to transform and grow, while building a future-ready workforce.
For more information, please visit www.wsg.gov.sg.
About ACCESS Health International
ACCESS Health International is a nonprofit think tank, advisory group, and knowledge and implementation partner to governments and the private sector. We are dedicated to improving access to high quality, affordable healthcare in low, middle, and high income countries. We advise national and regional governments and the private sector on the design and management of healthcare finance and delivery systems. Our team members reside in country. We establish long term relationships within each country to address both national and local healthcare needs. We identify and develop leaders in healthcare in the countries where we work.
In China, ACCESS Health has made a significant impact in the health and aging industry by fostering health innovations through unique partnerships among entrepreneurs, policymakers, corporations, and investors.
For more information, visit accessh.org.
About Ageing Asia Alliance
The Ageing Asia Alliance (the Alliance) was formed in 2012. It is Asia Pacific’s first industry network on the business of ageing. The Alliance exists to nurture investments and development of products and services that addresses the evolving needs of Asia Pacific’s 1.2 billion ageing baby boomer population, representing US$3.3 trillion (by 2020) in ageing market opportunity.
The principal goal of the Alliance is to establish a network that will be the most recognised platform for Asia Pacific’s ageing market intelligence, and to champion higher excellence in both eldercare and industry standards. It represents members with a shared vision on changing the future of ageing in the region. To date, the Alliance has over 1,700 professional members. The Alliance is an industry innovation driven by Ageing Asia – Asia’s first ageing market consultancy social enterprise.
For more information, visit www.ageingasiaalliance.com.
About International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is a not-for-profit educational membership-based network that crosses organisational and professional boundaries to bring people together to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care policy and practice.
The Foundation seeks to achieve this through the development and exchange of ideas among academics, researchers, managers, clinicians, policy makers and users and carers of services throughout the World.
The Foundation’s goal is to provide a unique forum to bring these various perspectives together with the ultimately aim of improving the experience of care for patients, their families and communities, while improving the overall effectiveness of health and care systems.
For more information, visit https://integratedcarefoundation.org/.
About TalentGrid Ventures
TalentGrid Ventures is a specialised professional services company with a deep understanding of the healthcare and healthcare information technology trends in Singapore and the region. This knowledge combined with our aggregate years of professional experience, enables us to provide invaluable counsel and support to our clients and partners in the Healthcare industry. Our staff, partners and consultants apply deep knowledge of the healthcare and technology industries, substantive expertise and a spirited approach to help clients build, manage, protect, enhance and grow their business interests. TalentGrid Ventures brings robust insight that identifies opportunities, creates solutions and delivers powerful results.
For more information, visit www.talentgridventures.com.