Singapore to Share E-Medical Data

Privacy concerns surface after government announces plans to consolidate all patient medical information in one secure IT system

In response to privacy concerns voiced by MPs during a parliament session on Wednesday—a day after the government unveiled plans to introduce the electronic medical record (EMR) system in Singapore—Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said: "We have to decide what are the critical data, and some data are so sensitive that they would never be shared. So it doesn't mean 'one Singaporean, one EMR' means everything, all the gory details, are out in outer space."

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