Singapore’s healthcare system is transforming to better meet the needs of an ageing population and the increased prevalence of long-term complex health conditions.
Our Healthcare and Community Care institutions are determined to innovate and change to provide our population with better quality of life and health outcomes at a sustainable cost. Through care redesign, smart systems and technologies, and workforce redesign, we can better deliver value through innovation and productivity.
Supported by the Ministry of Health, the annual National Healthcare Innovation and Productivity (HIP) Medals provide an opportunity for Healthcare and Community Care institutions to acknowledge, showcase and celebrate excellence in healthcare innovation and productivity.
The National HIP Medals are sponsored by the Ng Teng Fong Healthcare Innovation Programme (NTF HIP) managed by the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) Community Fund and CHI. The NTF HIP aims to drive healthcare innovation to benefit and enhance the health of patients and population through the sponsorship of innovation projects, training and development, and community enabling programmes.
The medals recognise teams who achieve excellence in 3 award categories:
For each of the team award categories, there are two Best Practice Medals with awards of S$1,000 each.The overall Excellence Champion Medal is awarded S$2,000 for the project that has demonstrated exceptional innovation and productivity in more than one award category.
This year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic that placed unprecedented demands on our healthcare system, there was a record of 54 submissions from various healthcare institutions. Through the three award categories of Care Redesign, Automation, IT & Robotics Innovation and Workforce Transformation, we can deliver better value for our patients and workforce through innovation and productivity.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital