SGH has started a pilot programme to enable patients staying in the wards to access their individual care information anytime via an application installed on iPads by their bedside in the wards. Patients can access to their daily care schedule and medical information. The application also comes loaded with interactive features including a messaging function for patients to ask questions about their care plan or to put in specific requests for water, pillow and housekeeping services. Patients can also use MyCare to access education videos and care tips.
The iPad and MyCare is being piloted at two SGH wards. We plan to progressively roll out the iPads and MyCare across all SGH wards.
Patients can view their medical information including diagnosis, vital signs (e.g. body temperature, respiration rate and blood pressure), test results, medications and dosage.
Patients can view their daily care schedules for meals, medication, tests or procedures. The feature allows patients to view their daily care schedules throughout their stay.
Patients can make specific requests for water, blanket, pillow, housekeeping services, toileting assistance, and more.
Patients can see their personal details including their caregiver contact details and allergies. Patients can also access education materials which include videos which inform patients what to expect during their hospital stay and how they can play an active role in their care, as well as education materials on medical conditions including skin and wound care, nutrition and cardiovascular conditions.
This tab provides information of the patient’s care team. Patients can also send a message to ask questions about their care plan or test results.
Patients can watch educational videos related to their condition and learn more about care tips in the Patient Education Materials tab.