To improve healthcare quality for all residents, increase patient safety, lower healthcare costs and develop more effective health policies, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) created the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) vision— “One Singaporean, One Health Record”— that allows patient health records to be shared across the nation’s healthcare ecosystem. In 2009, MOH Holdings (MOHH) initiated the project to develop the NEHR system.
MOHH initially engaged Accenture to help develop an architecture blueprint for the NEHR system that detailed the business, information, application and technology architectures. MOHH selected Accenture because we brought relevant expertise and demonstrated success in projects of similar scale and complexity.
In 2011, Accenture and MOHH began deploying the NEHR to provide clinicians with a summary care record for each patient including problem lists, medications, discharge and event summaries, allergies, immunizations, investigations, and procedures.