Patients of Singapore’s National Skin Centre (NSC) can now have an access to their treatment records and communicate with their healthcare team from homes.
The NSC today launched its online Patient Health Portal, the first for a health institution in Singapore, and possibly in Asia that will enable patients to conduct a variety of tasks related to their treatments, said Dr Steven Thng, consultant at the National Skin Centre.
“The benefit includes corresponding with the healthcare team via email about medication, treatment and procedure queries,” he said.
Patients will also be connected to more information concerning their medical condition.
According to him, the NSC has more than one hundred people signing on this free service since it was piloted late last year.
In term of confidentiality, Dr Thng said that patients do not need to worry as they are required to use a secured password to log onto the website.
The NSC is a public tertiary-care institute that provides specialized dermatological services, trains and educates both medical students and post-graduate trainees.
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