Singaporeans and PRs get online access to Health Records
This week, Singaporeans and Permanent Residents will have online access to their health records at public hospitals and polyclinics for the first time due to a portal called HealthHub. Launched officially by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the Healthy Lifestyle Festival SG roadshow.
The portal was developed by the Ministry of Health and the HPB. The data available includes discharge reports from hospitals, lab test results and dental records and vaccinations records for children within the past six months.
It draws information from public healthcare databases, including the National Electronic Healthcare Records and School Health System. To access their records, users must log in via their SingPass.
People will be able to check the dates, times and locations of future appointments, but not to cancel or reschedule. HealthHub, is available online at www.healthhub.sg and has a mobile application with the same name.
“Having convenient access to such information is a step towards helping you make decisions such as how you can take… better care of your health, and encourage your children to live a healthier lifestyle,” said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong
Some of the perks of using the app include:
Earn up to 300 points per month by sharing health-related articles from the portal on social media. These points can be converted into NTUC LinkPoints, which can reduce shopping bills or redeem items.
Users of the mobile app can also redeem health-related deals, such as discounts on walking shoes, healthy food or exercise equipment, at selected stores.