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Gerontology and Technology - Innovation and Care (Post Covid-19)| TOYL 2020

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Hear from our panel of experts on the key innovation initiatives that hospitals and eldercare facilities undertake, the challenges

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The coronavirus pandemic has pushed healthcare providers to a new frontier with application of technologies to ensure continued care to patients and residents of eldercare facilities amidst the new reality of social distancing measures. Just as remote working is becoming a norm for many companies, COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of telemedicine with digital visits to diagnose non-emergency medical conditions and wearable wireless sensors deployed to enable remote monitoring of less severe patients in their homes. Eldercare sector also takes on technological transformation to overcome manpower crunch in the sector and provide video check-ins for family members in the midst of reduced visitations. The demand for innovative healthcare products and services will continue to rise due to ageing demographics, increasing morbidity from ‘lifestyle’ conditions and preparation for future pandemics. The panel will share the key innovation initiatives that hospital and eldercare facilities undertake, challenges faced and the future of care delivery.

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Mr. Gerald Ng, Deputy Director, Innovation Department, Agency for Integrated Care

Mr. Ng is currently the Deputy Director at Digital Innovation Dept, Agency for Integrated Care. He currently facilitates the adoption of innovation and tech for long-term care sector. He was previously the Centre Director for two Nursing Homes. He also has a 6 sigma Black Belt certification. He has a degree from NUS, Building and Estate Management. He was part of the team that organised Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) Innovate Webinar 2020 , TTSH. His interests lies in the application of tech and optimisation of processes for Community Care.

Assoc. Prof. Kenny Tan, Chief Executive Officer, St Luke’s ElderCare

Asso. Prof. Tan is the Chief Executive Officer of St Luke’s ElderCare (SLEC) since August 2016, which holds a growing track record in the healthcare, community care and social care setting. Established in organisational development, healthcare management and education, he has steered SLEC to remarkable growth in areas of infrastructure, services and partnerships. Under his leadership, SLEC’s foundation as a day care and rehabilitation provider expanded from 11 to 23 day-care centres. SLEC also currently provides a full suite of community care services which includes home care services, nursing care, a wellness community, and her first residential care facility, the 189-bedded St Luke’s Residence @ Ang Mo Kio.

Dr. Ravinder Singh Sachdev, Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Tan Tock Seng Hospital & Innovation Lead, Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing

Dr. Ravi Sachdev is a Consultant Family Physician and deputy director of Transitional Care Services at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, as well as the lead for Innovation at the Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing in Singapore. He received his medical degree in Singapore, and postgraduate training in the UK, including a Master’s degree in Health Informatics from the University of Sheffield. He is Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer, and Chairman of the Telehealth Committee, as well as a Dell-EMC Certified Data Scientist. He is a member of the National Telehealth Workgroup, with several active projects in the areas of remote monitoring, medication compliance and emerging healthcare technologies, and has authored several articles on the future of healthcare and technology. His special interests lie in the application of the Internet of Things to healthcare.

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Time of Your Life Celebration 2020

National Library Board (NLB), in collaboration with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is pleased to announce the Time of Your Life Celebration 2020, in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Gerontology Programme of SUSS. This is a series of exciting events such as interactive talks and panel discussions to engage our community to exchange ideas on gerontology-related topics.

Industry Expert Series

Learn from industry experts and professionals from organisations such as Council for Third Age, ELDEX Asia, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and many others through online seminars, panel discussions and workshops that discuss pertinent issues in the field of Gerontology.

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