The growing need for chronic and aged care in Singapore is creating additional stress on its health system. In the last decade the percentage of adults of 65 nearly doubled and will reach 25% by 2030. A shortage of health workers has meant that health costs have increased in excess of GDP growth, and Singapore’s existing care model needs to be augmented by intelligent technologies to make more care resources available and increase sustainability.
Accenture “Future Ready Healthcare Workforce” case study based on primary and secondary research suggests a new model, where automation can free up healthcare workers to spend more time with patients, while machines do work that lends itself to automation. This scenario will enhance Singapore´s healthcare system capacity in a cost-optimal way, recognizing the service demand increase due to an aging, and often a chronically ill population. Learn how.