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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Patients key in, docs SMS back

Patients key in, docs SMS back: "The increasingly mobile and Internet-savvy Singaporean of tomorrow will also be an 'expert patient' when it comes to healthcare, according to a team of doctors and nurses at SingHealth.

That is why the healthcare group is launching Telecare, a programme that will allow chronically-ill patients to use the Web and text messages to confidentially transmit their medical information and health status to their doctors.

The first of its kind in Singapore, the programme will be launched next month. Pregnant women suffering from gestational diabetes will be the first to try it out. "


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