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Singapore's MOH to update Private Hospitals and Medical Clinical Act after 17 years
 

Singapore's MOH to update Private Hospitals and Medical Clinical Act after 17 years

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that it will update the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinical Act (PHMCA) which was last amended more than 15 years ago.
 
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27 Oct 2016 - General
 
It is a good step ahead toward the betterment of Private Hospitals and Medical Clinical Act (PHMCA). PHMCA is governing all health care services in Singapore and it was updated 15 years ago. So this latest update will be really very beneficial in order to keep with rapid changes and advances in health care environment. This needs to change given the increasing prevalence of mobile, online and co-located services. There is also a need of categorization based on the nature and type of services in ...
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"Dr. Lam pointed out that the health products regulatory landscape is rapidly evolving as cutting-edge health products and services are being offered as new healthcare solutions - such as personalised healthcare through wearable technology or digital platforms. The current PHMCA works on the assumption that healthcare services are provided from a physical location, he added.

"This needs to change given the increasing prevalence of mobile, online and co-located services,"...
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