Agenda

 2 August 2017, Wednesday 

TIME AGENDA

Day 1 – 2 August 2017

Creating a Supportive & Sustainable ASEAN Community-Based Healthcare Ecosystem

It is not surprising that many ASEAN countries are finding it hard to cope with the growing ageing population. With relatively underdeveloped public healthcare system and funding issues, providing primary care, Intermediate and Long Term Care (ILTC) services for its citizens has become a very real challenge. To resolve these challenges, the adoption of Community-Based healthcare models that empower the care continuum from hospital to home is the key element in delivering a holistic and comprehensive care for the frail, grey-haired, and vulnerable population.

The first day of the forum will kick start with sessions exploring the current health & aged care landscape in ASEAN and subsequently, the roadmap to improving the national, state and regional level Community-Based healthcare plans. The following sessions will showcase exemplary models of supportive multi-parties Community-Based healthcare partnerships, as well as scrutinise conventional and innovative funding mechanisms in creating more sustainable outcomes. These models & mechanisms help ease the strong reliance on government funding in the healthcare sector, thus enabling delegates to better formulate strategies for Community-Based healthcare reform.

At the end of day one, the forum features a panel discussion, which will examine the key factors in building a seamless integrated patient treatment pathway. Through this panel discussion, delegates will be able to glean insights into co-creating solutions that overcome barriers through a robust integrated Community-Based healthcare service for all.

9:00am Opening Address and Day 1 Highlights by Chairperson
9:15am Healthcare Industry Outlook in ASEAN

  • Understand the current landscape of the healthcare sector and where the healthcare industry is heading in the ASEAN region
  • What are the major challenges and issues for healthcare within the region (in the light of changing demographics, epidemiology and socioeconomic conditions)
  • Discuss strategies and approaches towards building sustainable healthcare policies and systems in this region
  • How can the public, private and voluntary sectors respond to enhance community-based programmes and services?
phua-kai-hong-112x128 Dr Phua Kai Hong
Tenured Professor

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  Dr PHUA Kai Hong is a tenured professor at the , where he lectures in global health, health economics and financing, population ageing and social policy. He is currently a visiting professor on senior faculty exchange at the Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayez University, Kazakhstan. He was previously Associate Professor and Head, Health Care Division, and Head, Health Services Research Unit, at the Department of Community, Occupational & Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and also Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore. He graduated with honours cum laude from Harvard University and received graduate degrees from Harvard School of Public Health and the London School of Economics & Political Science. He was the recipient of a Harvard College Scholarship, the Sigma Scholarship from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, and an NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship.
9:45am Future Roadmap & Blueprint for the Health & Aged Care in Singapore

  • Review the rationale behind the restructuring of 6 RHS to 3 RHS
  • Outline Singapore’s Healthcare Plan for 2017 and Beyond (For E.g.):
    • Action plan for Successful Ageing
    • National Seniors’ Health Programme
    • Singapore Silver Pages
    • Primary Care Network
    • Strengthening End-of-Life: Palliative Care
    • Advance Care Planning
10:15am Bridging the Gap in ASEAN Healthcare – Integrating Primary, Hospital and Community Care

  • Address the barriers to integrated care in Southeast Asia
  • How to increase integration between hospitals, primary care, and Community-Based programmes
  • Discover the strategies in delivering seamless & socially-connected healthcare to reduce patients’ admission to Emergency Hospital Unit with Intermediate & Long Term Care (ILTC) Plan in a Community Setting
Morning Refreshment & Networking
11:00am
Public-Private Partnership Collaboration Models in Executing a Community-and-Population Based Healthcare

  • Discover the major public-private partnership models in use today
  • Understand the importance of the General Practitioner (GP) clinic in the care continuum
  • Learn how these collaboration models can be utilised in response to mass outbreak of infectious diseases
  • Case Study: Combating Haze in 2013 & 2015 / Dengue Patients / Zika-infected Patients
11:45am Bio-Psychosocial Approach to Community-Based Healthcare System

  • Understand the role of biological, psychological, and social factors in human health in the context of diseases and illness
  • Understand how this model first proposed by psychiatrist, George L. Engel, in 1977 approaches holistic patient care
  • Discover an operational example of this approach
  • Case Study: Tsao Foundation initiatives in establishing community-based healthcare
peh-kim-choo-112x128 Ms Peh Kim Choo
CEO
Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, Tsao Foundation
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Kim Choo has more than twenty years of experience in the aged care sector. Trained as a social worker and counselling therapist and clinical supervisor, she has worked in team-managed primary care, home-based health and psychosocial care, as well as care management for elders living in the community. Currently, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, the Foundation’s collective of seven pioneering aged care programmes designed to enable good health and wellbeing over the life course and support ageing in place. She is also the project leader for the Community for Successful Ageing (ComSA) at Whampoa, coordinating the efforts for the Foundation’s latest groundbreaking project: a community-wide approach to forge an integrated system of comprehensive programmes and services with the aim to promote health and wellbeing over the life course, and to enable ageing in place.
dr-ng-wai-chong-112x128 Dr Ng Wai Chong
Medical Director
Hua Mei Centre for Successful Ageing, Tsao Foundation
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Dr Ng Wai Chong is the Chief, Clinical Affairs of Hua Mei Centre for Successful Aging of Tsao Foundation. His areas of interest include primary health care for the very frail, elder mistreatment, end-of-life care and comprehensive geriatric assessment. He is currently a member of MSF-Adult Protection Team and the Vice President of Home Health Care Association. Dr Ng is on the Advance Care Planning Expert Panel of the Agency for Integrated Care and the Medical Advisory Board of Ren Ci Hospital and Nectar Care Services.
Lunch & Networking
1:30pm Predictive Population Analytics to Plan for Healthcare Solutions of the Future

  • Understand how Predictive Analytics drives Population Health Management
  • Understand that data-driven deep diagnostics of the elderly can be employed to create a care platform for pre-emptive and responsive intervention
  • Predict and anticipate the impending outbreak of future diseases
  • Learn how to prevent chronic diseases and mass outbreak of infectious diseases
  • Case study: Review on how Singapore took measures in combating Zika virus in 2016 / Combating the impending outbreak of H5N1 flu epidemic
kiesha-prem-112x128 Kiesha Prem
Follow Research Assistant
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
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Kiesha Prem is a research assistant at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH), where she does modelling work with the Biostatistics and Modelling Domain. She trained at the Department of Statistics at the National University of Singapore where she obtained her BSc. (Hons) in Statistics. Currently, Kiesha is a PhD candidate with SSHSPH under Associate Professor Alex Cook. Some of her research interests include infectious disease modelling using Bayesian statistics and survival analysis in nutritional epidemiology.

As a member of the Singapore Zika Study Group, Kiesha contributed spatial statistics and modelling expertise to bolster and supported the Ministry of Health’s strategic team in tackling the national crisis. She is a passionate educator and together with a team, she has conducted several R and biostatistics workshops around ASEAN (University of Public Health in Yangon, Mahidol University in Bangkok, UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur, and SSHSPH in Singapore). She assisted the organising team for several Public Health Thought Leadership dialogues in SSHSPH with Dr Margaret Chan, Professor John Ioannidis and hosted the recent session with Professor Paul Zimmet.

2:15pm Delivering Patient-Centric and Patient-Driven Care with Intermediate & Long Term Care Needs

  • Discuss what a patient-centric aged care facility looks like
  • How to increase patients involvement in their own care management
  • Understand how patients can drive their own care delivery
  • Learn how including the patient’s voice in planning stages of healthcare can significantly improve patient satisfaction and recovery
Dirk_De_Korne_112x128 Dr Dirk F. de Korne
Deputy Director, Medical Innovation & Care Transformation (MICT)
KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Dr Dirk F. de Korne holds positions as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. His implementation, research and teaching focuses on the diffusion of quality and patient safety innovations and include business process and systems redesign, human factors and ergonomics, and performance benchmarking. He holds an MSc in Health Policy and Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a PhD in Public Health from University of Amsterdam.

Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
3:30pm Models for Community-Based Health Financing

  • Understand the different models of Community-Based healthcare financing available
  • Discover the objectives of the different models of healthcare financing
  • Understand what factors affecting the success of community health financing schemes?
4:15pm Panel Discussion 1: Building a Seamless Integrated Patient Treatment Pathway

  • What does a seamless integrated patient treatment pathway look like?
  • What are the barriers to implementing such a system and how can it be overcome?

Panelists:

ow-chee-chung-112x128 Dr Ow Chee Chung
CEO
Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
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Dr Ow Chee Chung is the CEO of Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital. The hospital is now in the midst of a major redevelopment to be transformed into an Integrated Nursing Home and Community Hub. It will double both its inpatient and outpatient capacity by 2018. A medical doctor by training, Dr Ow also has a Master in Business Administration (MBA, Surrey). He has held several leadership appointments in public service, VWO sector and as well as in the restructured hospitals and health institutions. He has a strong interest in the development of community care services.

5:00pm Closing Remarks by Forum Chairman   
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Champagne Networking Session

Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.

 3 August 2017, Thursday 

TIME AGENDA

Day 2 Morning – 3 August 2017

Strengthening Aged Care Services of Tomorrow with Innovative, Practical & Visionary Plans

Despite the looming challenges of a global silver tsunami, ASEAN, the global home of the elderly, is filled with burgeoning and promising prospects in its healthcare arena. Various stakeholders from the government, public and private healthcare planners, community groups, and industries are capitalising on the opportunities to come together to enact measures that enhance the accessibility, affordability and quality of healthcare. It is a duty for all who have an interest and stake in the healthcare sector to grow, expand, and develop a wider network of care services within a community.

Day two of the Forum will feature the different models of Community-Based healthcare initiatives in various ASEAN countries and the innovative responses to ageing and chronic diseases in ASEAN. These sessions allow delegates to adapt, adopt and further integrate new-found strategic tactics into their respective countries and communities with the ultimate aim of securing the health of all. Moreover, delegates will examine the various wide-scale Community-Based healthcare efforts in ASEAN which have been augmented with technology-enabled care and home care delivery. These sessions in the forum will empower delegates to improve preventive and therapeutic measures for ASEAN citizens by rolling out safe and cost effective initiatives that encourage ageing in place.

Day two of the Forum will wrap up with a panel discussion, guiding delegates in bringing about accessible and affordable healthcare for all in the region, state, nation and international community. This session in the event will benefit delegates by increasing their care and medical capacity, and help position ASEAN as a quality (yet affordable) medical services hub in years to come.

9:00am Forum Introduction and Day 2 Highlights by Chairperson
Spearheading the Future of Healthcare Movement: Delivering a Comprehensive HealthCare via the Community-Based Approach

Models of Community-Based Healthcare in ASEAN & Asia Pacific (Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia)

  • Find out what are the exemplary community-led approaches to community based care
  • Learn how community-led approaches have direct positive health impact on community members, public policies and practices of health providers responding to different health needs
  • Address the barriers in a community-based healthcare and ways to overcome them in ASEAN & Asia Pacific
9:05am Spearheading the Future of Healthcare Movement: Delivering a Comprehensive HealthCare via the Community-Based Approach (Taiwan)

  • Review the efforts & divisions of the Taiwan Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services in delivering excellent Community-Based Healthcare Plan
chiou-shu-ti-112x128 Dr Chiou Shu-Ti

Senior Consultant Physician, Taoyuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare Adjunct
A/Prof, School of Med, National Yang-Ming University
Member of Executive Board, International Union for Health Promotion & Education
Chair, International Task Force for Health Promoting Hospitals & Aged-Friendly Health Care
Immediate Past DG, Health Promotion Administration, MOH & Welfare, Taiwan

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Shu-Ti Chiou, M.D. (specialist of family medicine) & Ph.D. in epidemiology, is the former Director-General of Health Promotion Administration in Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan 2009-2016, former Chair of the Governance Board of International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services 2012-2014, and former Global Vice President for Partnerships of the International Union for Health Promotion & Education 2013-2016. She established the “Task Force on HPH & Environment” and the “Task Force on HPH & Age-friendly Health Care” in collaboration with the WHO Collaborating Center for Evidencebased Health Promotion in Hospitals. Dr. Chiou initiated several pioneering initiatives in health promotion & in healthcare delivery reforms, including health-promoting healthcare initiative, diabetes shared care program, age-friendly city & healthcare initiative, healthy city & healthy settings development, breastfeeding policies, comprehensive cancer control policy, obesity prevention & control, etc., and published scientific evidences on evaluation of their impact.
9:25am Spearheading the Future of Healthcare Movement: Delivering a Comprehensive HealthCare via the Community-Based Approach (Thailand)

  • Review the efforts & divisions of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand in delivering excellent Community- Based Healthcare Plan
thaworn-sakunphanit-112x128 Dr Thaworn Sakunphanit
Deputy Director, Health Insurance System Research Office (HISRO), Health System Research Institute (HSRI)
Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
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Dr. Thaworn Sakunphanit is, presently, Program Director of the Health Insurance System Research Office, Health System Research Institute, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. He is medical doctor with specialty in Internal Medicine, Bachelor degree on Economics and Master of Science on Social Protection Financing. His previously professional working experiences including community hospitals directors, deputy director of Health Insurance Office of Ministry of Public Health and senior expert of the National Health Security Office. He played active role in establishing sickness benefit for the Social Security Scheme in 1990, managing the Medical Welfare Scheme and Public voluntary health insurance (Health Card Scheme) and finally, establishing the Universal Coverage Scheme in 1991 to fulfillment a universal health coverage for Thai citizen. He has involved in shaping national policies on health care reform in Social Security System, Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme and the Universal Coverage Scheme. He worked closely with the ILO to develop health care financial models for social health protection schemes and social protection floor in Thailand. He has been appointed as member of Committees and Subcommittees in Ministry of Public Health, other Ministries and Parliament.

He published more than 30 research documents and publications in Thai and English, mainly in health care financing, health care management, health system and policy research. He also provided training and constancy services for social health insurance and other social protection international communities.

9:45am Spearheading the Future of Healthcare Movement: Delivering a Comprehensive HealthCare via the Community-Based Approach (South Korea)

  •  Review the efforts & divisions of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, South Korea in delivering excellent Community-Based Healthcare Plan
chon-yong-ho-112x128 Prof Chon Yongho
Assistant Professor
Incheon National University, South Korea
Incheon National University, South Korea
Prof Chon’s main research area is long-term care for older people. In particular, he has conducted a number of comparative studies of community-based long-term care systems of Korea, Germany and England. Prof Chon is also highly interested in the long-term care services delivery system and the marketization of care issues. He has published numerous English and Korean journals and is currently conducting research on the integration between health and social care services. In addition, Prof Chon is heavily involved in a number of Korean government funded research projects. Prof Chon is a graduate of Yonsei University in South Korea and a doctoral degree recipient from the University of York in the UK.
10:05am  Spearheading the Future of Healthcare Movement: Delivering a Comprehensive HealthCare via the Community-Based Approach (Indonesia)

  •  Review the efforts & divisions of HelpAge Indonesia, Dementia Care in Indonesia as well as the National Strategy of Healthcare Plan, Indonesia
eva-aj-sabdono-112x128 Eva AJ Sabdono
Executive Director
HelpAge Indonesia
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As the Chairman of the Board of the Alzheimer Indonesia, Ms Eva Anne Jeanne Sabdono has extensive experience in the business world, and counter balances her business life with activities in social development, especially to improve quality of life as well as care conditions for the ageing population in Indonesia. Eva organized the HelpAge International Regional Conference in Bali in 2008 and ROK-ASEAN Regional Conference on Home Care in Yogya, 2009. She attended as a participant as well as a resource person in many National as well as International Conferences, Seminars and workshops since 1999 – to date. A Master holder in Education from the Institute of Education (IKIP) in Jakarta and in Business Administration from the University of the City Of Manila – Philippines, Eva is also a member of the Indonesia Psycho Geriatric Association, the Indonesia Gerontology Association (PERGERI) as well as the National Movement on Ageing (GNLP).
10:25am Spearheading the Future of Healthcare Movement: Delivering a Comprehensive HealthCare via the Community-Based Approach (Malaysia)

  • A sharing on the Malaysian’s Ministry of Health (MOH) five-year plan in delivering excellent primary care to the community in both urban & rural setting (including elements of health insurance & financing)
male-silhouette Prof Dato Dr Abd Rahim bin Mohamad
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Malaysia
10:45am Spearheading the Future of Healthcare Movement: Delivering a Comprehensive HealthCare via the Community-Based Approach (Japan)

  • A sharing on the Community-Based Care in Japan
male-silhouette Dr Kenichi Sato
Instructor & Consultant
Japan Primary Care Association
Morning Refreshment & Networking
11:15am
Social-Healthcare Partnerships to Drive Population Healthcare Prevention and Monitoring

  • Discover how social welfare groups and volunteer services can partner to drive healthcare prevention and monitoring
  • Learn how volunteer groups are working with healthcare providers to make healthcare more accessible in rural areas and urban heartlands
  • Case study: Singapore Red Cross’ host of humanitarian services for the vulnerable population
11:45am

Strengthening Primary Care Providers as the Frontline Defence in Population-Level Related Healthcare (Chronic Disease Management)

  • Understand how General Practitioners (GP’s) and other primary care providers can play a vital role in screening for chronic diseases
  • Learn about Singapore’s drive to collaborate with General Practitioners (GP’s) to set up Family Medicine Clinics (FMC) and Medical Centres that provide team-based care for patients
  • Discover the funding elements involved in this programme
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A/Professor Lee Kheng Hock
President
College of Family Physician

 12:15am Ageing with Dignity – Singapore’s 1st Active Ageing Hub

  • From Single-Service, Multiple-Providers to Comprehensive Services by One Provider
  • Understand how this improves access, coordination, and health outcomes for the elderly
  • Case Study: Singapore’s 1st Active Ageing Hub, part of the Action Plan for Successful Ageing
ow-chee-chung-112x128  Dr Ow Chee Chung
CEO
Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
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Lunch & Networking
1:45pm e-Health: Delivering Coordinated Care & Self-Management Care to Home via Tele-Health

  • How to live safely, independently and socially-connected through technology-enabled self-management care model
  • Reviews on the utilisation of video consultation, apps, and wearable & multimodal sensors in delivering home-based care
  • Find out how to deliver point-of-care by engaging patients through social media platform
adam-chee-112x128 Dr Adam Chee
Principle Consultant & Director
Binary Healthcare (BNHC) Pte Ltd
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Dr. Adam Chee is the Founder & Chief Advocacy Officer of BinaryHealthCare, a social enterprise serving to “Bridge the eHealth Divide” by enabling sustainable innovation in patient-centred care through stakeholders empowerment to achieve context-effective adoption of Digital Health as an enabler. Bringing 15 years of experience and expertise in strategy & operations, technology & workflow advisory, implementation & adoption of eHealth across ASEAN, North Asia and Middle East, Adam had a successful career in the IT industry before venturing into Health Informatics in 2002, where he works across the healthcare ecosystem, including the primary care sector, private & public tertiary hospitals, research institutes, government health agencies and NGOs across the globe.
2:25pm Delivering Care to Home – Enabling Home-Based Care & Self-Management

  • Understand the different types of home-based care available
  • Discuss what a patient-centric aged care facility looks like
  • Discover the secret behind Singapore’s success in home-care delivery services in Asia Pacific
  • Case study: Home Nursing Foundation – Current/ past projects and collaboration with General Practitioners (GP’s) in delivering Home-Based Car
karen-lee-112x128 Karen Lee
CEO
Home Nursing Foundation
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Karen graduated with a first class honours degree in Zoology from the National University of Singapore. She never pursued her dream of working with animals, choosing instead to join the Economic Development Board chasing after biomedical investments to be set up in Singapore, and subsequently freelancing as a business consultant. She joined healthcare in 2007, working in clinical operations at the Singapore General Hospital and National University Hospital System. Her last posting before joining the Home Nursing Foundation as CEO in 2014, was to set up the SingHealth Regional Health System (RHS) Office.

Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
3:15pm Community Care Support for Dementia Patients and Caregivers

  • Understand the nuanced shift from aged care to dementia care
  • Address the challenges with ageing dementia patients and ways to overcome them
  • Learn how to build a dementia-friendly community and further enhance the model of care for mentally ill & dementia patients
  • Find out what are the support networks that enable community-based dementia care
  • Case study: Review on Australia’s national effort – Dementia Support Australia
Marie_Alford-112x128 Marie Alford
Head of Implementation
Dementia Care, HammondCare
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Regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative health and aged care providers, HammondCare founded the Dementia Centre in 1995. With the aim to improve quality of life for people living with dementia, DementiaCentre of HammondCare is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leading resource and research centre for aged care. Marie Alford is the Head of Implementation for the Dementia Centre, HammondCare leading the development of the national Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services and Severe Behaviour Response Teams. Marie has lectured and tutored at Universities, worked in research and advocacy and presented at major dementia and aged care conferences in Australia and internationally and led the development of a range of innovative dementia training and education resources and packages.
4:00pm Panel Discussion 2: Bringing Accessible and Affordable Healthcare for All

  • What is the ideal healthcare continuum for an individual?
  • What are the current barriers in realising this ideal?
  • What are the solutions to this and how can we finance it?

Panelists:

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Singapore Red Cross
ow-chee-chung-112x128 Dr Ow Chee Chung
CEO
Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
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thaworn-sakunphanit-112x128 Dr Thaworn Sakunphanit
Deputy Director, Health Insurance System Research Office (HISRO), Health System Research Institute (HSRI)
Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Health System Research Institute
chiou-shu-ti-112x128 Dr Chiou Shu-Ti

Senior Consultant Physician, Taoyuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare Adjunct
A/Prof, School of Med, National Yang-Ming University
Member of Executive Board, International Union for Health Promotion & Education
Chair, International Task Force for Health Promoting Hospitals & Aged-Friendly Health Care
Immediate Past DG, Health Promotion Administration, MOH & Welfare, Taiwan

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5:00pm Closing Remarks by Chairperson   

Workshop Timetable:

Workshop A will run from 9:00am – 10:30am with mid-morning break, and Workshop B will run from 11:00am – 12:30pm.
Registration begins 30 minutes before each workshop commences.

Site Visit Timetable:

Site Visit will run from 2:00pm – 4:30pm

TIME AGENDA
9:00am – 10:30am

Post-Forum Workshop A: Traits of a Successful Community-Based Healthcare Organisation

 Key Takeaways:

  • Discover the successful and inclusive organisation culture in a Community-Based healthcare
  • Examine its governance, business strategy, marketing expertise, financial controls, access to capital for expansion, leadership, and management competencies
  • Characteristics of a qualified care giver / care centre
loh-shu-ching-112x128 Loh Shu Ching
CEO
Ren Ci Community Hospital
Ren Ci Hospital
Ms Loh Shu Ching has 20 years of healthcare experience, with 8 of these in the ILTC sector.  She started her career in the healthcare industry with Tan Tock Seng Hospital where she rotated through various administrative and operational units including Medical Records, Case Management and Inpatient Operations. She was seconded to the Home Nursing Foundation (HNF), a voluntary welfare organisation, as its General Manager in April 2009. At HNF, she initiated HNF’s partnership with GPs to provide multidisciplinary home care services. She became the CEO of Ren Ci Hospital in 2011.  During her tenure, Ren Ci started a Day Rehab Centre and SPICE in the Community Hospital and a second nursing home and senior care centre in Bukit Batok St 52. The team is preparing for another home and SCC in Ang Mo Kio to be opened in the 2nd half of this year. Shu Ching chairs the Community Care Manpower Committee.
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Director, Family & Caregiver Support
AWWA Ltd
11:00am – 12:30pm

Post-Forum Workshop B: Overcoming Shortage of Quality Staff by Redesigning and Improving the Career Progression Path of the Healthcare Manpower Sector

Key Takeaways:

  • Staff for advanced skill training so as to deepen specific skill and expertise
  • Building up basic competencies in areas
  • Review current skills set needed in the healthcare workforce
  • How to boost proficiency, productivity and broadly serve areas of needs within the healthcare ecosystem
  • Understand how to be future-oriented: Provide education in specialised medical skills which support integrated care management
2:00pm – 4:30pm Site Visit to Alexandra Health System (AHS): Adjoining Khoo Teck Puat Hospital & Yishun Community Hospital
Hosted by:
male-silhouette A/Prof Pang Weng Sun
Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra Health System (AHS)
Chairman, Medical Board, Yishun Community Hospital (YCH)
Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine