Covid-19 is helping to accelerate the healthcare sector's transition out of its age-old model of care, which could spell structural shifts in how hospitals operate, says Professor Wong Tien Yin, medical director of the Singapore National Eye Centre.
"We are in a much-better position - not just for a potential crisis in the future because we would have undergone the digital transformation - but we would be able to manage patients better in a normal, non-Covid-19 situation, and I think everyone will benefit from it." - Professor Wong Tien Yin.
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BACK in January, when the world was blissfully unaware of the disruption Covid-19 would come to wreak in our lives, Professor Wong Tien Yin sketched his vision of a digital future for the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), perhaps to some bewilderment from his staff.