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