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National Cancer Centre Singapore consolidates data to provide better care to cancer patients

Nayela Deeba | Aug. 3, 2017
The SAP Connected Health platform integrates NCCS' structured and unstructured data such as clinical and genomic data into a comprehensive platform supported by algorithms and visualisation tools.


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The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) has partnered SAP to provide better care to cancer patients in Singapore.

The centre will use SAP's Connected Health platform to integrate structured and unstructured data such as clinical and genomic data into a comprehensive platform supported by algorithms and visualisation tools.

By doing so, researchers and oncologists will receive real actionable insights, which will help with the delivery of new drugs, devices, and care plans for patients with lung and colorectal cancer.

In addition, the platform will enable researchers to make sense of the growing amount of data derived from advances and digitalisation of the medical industry.  The data includes health medical records and bio-molecular profiling of a patient's tumour cells.

All of this will support and enhance the research and development capabilities for effective delivery of cancer care.

"We seek to co-innovate this connected health platform to link up genomic and clinic data for R&D. This research prepares us to play a leading role as digital and computational platforms empower us towards the future of data-informed healthcare decision making which we envision will be applied to our individual patients," explained Dr Iain Tan, senior consultant medical oncologist, NCCS.

Since healthcare data is sensitive, SAP Co-innovation Labs Singapore (SAP COIL) provided the project framework under which the systems, infrastructure and the SAP Health platform complied with data privacy concerns. 

 

 

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