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Health Ministry to explore analysis of data from across healthcare sector

The Health Ministry will explore the possibility of providing a secure platform that will analyse data gathered from healthcare institutions.

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health has announced it will explore the possibility of providing a secure platform that will analyse data gathered from healthcare institutions.

It will sit on top of an information technology architecture that can link up data sources from public healthcare institutions, healthcare providers and partner healthcare organisations. Individuals can also contribute data from self-monitoring devices.

This was revealed during the ceremony of the second International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare.

"All these anonymised data from different sources could be made available for analysis and new insights for better patient care could also be discovered. Ministry of Health will start the first of a series of pilots next year to test the concept and gain experience in this area," said Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong. 

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