Eric is currently the Group CCIO for National Healthcare Group and the CCIO of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He is responsible for the overall vision, planning and implementation of […]
Eric is currently the Group CCIO for National Healthcare Group and the CCIO of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He is responsible for the overall vision, planning and implementation of its healthcare IT capabilities.
Eric was awarded the Ministry of Education, Singapore Scholarship in 1994 and subsequently received his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 2002. Upon graduation he joined National Healthcare Group and in 2010 obtained his specialist accreditaion in Emergency Medicine. To this date Eric continues to serve patients as a Snr. Consultant in the Emergency Department of TTSH. He attained his Master of Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University, USA in 2015 after receiving Tan Tock Seng Hospital Scholarship in 2012.
During his tenure as CCIO, Eric has been pivotal in integrating technology with medicine for optimised patient safety and care delivery. He led numerous clinical IT initiatives, including outpatient electronic prescription, electronic clinical documentation, closed loop inpatient medication management systems, clinical decision support system, electronic nursing orders etc, just to name a few. These efforts were widely recognised. TTSH was awarded HIMSS EMR Adoption Model Stage 6 in 2011, and received its HIMSS-Elseiver Digital HealthCare award in 2013 for its integrated patient tracking and vital signs automation project. In addition to his work within National Healthcare Group, Eric is involved in National Healthcare IT Strategic Planning, including National Health IT Master Plan and other workgroups. He currently serves in Ministry of Health’s Chief Medical Informatics Officer Council, providing guidance and leadership to Singapore’s National Health IT projects.
In addition to his clinical and informatics work, Eric is actively involved in post-graduate medicine teaching, and is serving as Clinical Lecturer to Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore. He received his Clinical Leadership in Research award in 2011.