The 4th Smart Health Community of Practice: Integrated Care in Singapore: if not now, then when?

The 4th Smart Health Community of Practice: Integrated Care in Singapore: if not now, then when?

Integrated Care does not have the same meaning to all stakeholders. Decision makers who focus on healthcare understand and apply the concept in different ways to leaders who focus on the delivery of social services. Whilst decision makers and practitioners in both fields recognise the benefits of integrating care across boundaries, challenges arise as a result of such varying approaches. 

In this presentation, Dr. Hector Upegui will share international findings on the differences in the perspectives of decision makers in healthcare and social services. The purpose of this discussion is to demonstrate how these underlying differences in perspective lead to different actions. The speaker will suggest that, considering the same population is being served, health and social service organisations should ultimately focus on the impact of integrating actions. In doing so, decision makers and stakeholders may be motivated to better align their efforts in order to benefit the individual, their family and the community. The goal of this presentation is to show the importance of working together, assisted by innovative technology, for improved health outcomes.

The Smart Health Community of Practice (CoP) Forum
The Smart Health Community of Practice (CoP) is composed of professionals from across the health and medical ecosystem, united by their interest in exploring how technology, data, innovation and empathic design can help people experience better health and care. The Community of Practice is formed with the objective of supporting the adoption of technology in innovative and integrated platforms across the health, wellbeing and medical landscape, through peer-to-peer sharing, learning, and the promotion of collaboration across organisational and industry boundaries, through a vibrant network of practitioners.

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Enquiries

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Who Should Attend

Participants will get an insight into the opportunities to transform the way health and social programs are organised and how they can include patients and care givers in service delivery to achieve integrated care provision through a common conceptual approach, supported by technology. The speaker will share international and Singaporean experiences to illustrate the potential for such opportunities

Date / Time / Venue
  • 3 Aug 2016, Wednesday
  • 7.00pm - 9:00pm (registration begins at 6:30pm)
  • Institute of Systems Science
    25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
    Singapore 119615
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Free Admission Register Now Registration ends on Tuesday, 2 Aug, 2016.

Seminar Agenda

6:30 pm Registration
7:00 pm Welcome Address
Mrs. Tamsin Greulich-Smith, Smart Health Leadership Centre Chief, NUS-ISS
7:05 pm Integrated Care in Singapore: if not now, then when?
Dr. Hector Upegui, MD, 
Worldwide Market Development Executive, IBM Cúram Research Institute
 7:50 pm  Q & A
8:0 pm Refreshing & Networking

Speaker's Bio

Dr Hector
Dr. Hector Upegui, MD, 
Worldwide Market Development Executive, IBM Cúram Research Institute View Biography
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Dr. Hector Upegui, MD, 
Worldwide Market Development Executive, IBM Cúram Research Institute

Based in Munich, Germany, Hector holds worldwide responsibility for research, strategy and market development In Watson Health for the IBM Cúram & IBM Cúram Research Institute, for Disabilita management as well as for integrated care. He is responsible for strategic initiatives in these segments, identifying new and innovative best practices, developing them into business models and then promoting their success and usage around the world. Hector also provides advice to government and non-government organisations on how these trends provide opportunities for service delivery transformation and business improvement.

Previous to this position he joined the Workers’ Compensation Unit of Munich Reinsurance Company in 2001, where for 13 years he was responsible for analysing and benchmarking workers' compensation (occupational accidents and occupational diseases insurance) primary markets, as well as for providing analysis regarding its interaction with other lines of social security and social services. 

Having studied medicine at University CES, Hector holds a European Master’s degree in Social Security from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is a Postgraduate in Project Management and Postgraduate in Occupational Safety and Health Management. He is also visiting professor for the university CES and lecturer at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Office (ILO).



Updated as at 8 July 2016



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