Regulations, Guidelines and Circulars

23 May 2023

12 May 2023

Guidelines on appropriate use and access to National Electronic Health  Records (NEHR)

The NEHR is a centralized repository of Heath Information established in 2011 and is intended to serve as a source of information for users of the system who contribute to patient care. NEHR has been progressively deployed to both public and private healthcare institutions across Singapore to support “One Patient, One Health Record”.

Owned by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and managed currently by Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), NEHR is a secure system that collects certain health information across the different healthcare professionals and is intended to enhance sharing of data amongst healthcare professionals. Health Information in this context is defined as information extracted from institutions’ Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system and consolidated in NEHR. Screenshots of Health Information contained in the NEHR system from the healthcare professionals’ and patients’ perspectives are found in Annex A (note that these are a preview version).

When connected to the NEHR, an institution’s EMR system will automatically send a copy of the selected key health information (as determined by MOH) from the institution’s EMR into NEHR’s central secure server. This means that the NEHR will have updated Health Information regardless of where the patient has received their care. 


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