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Envisioned Future

  • Rolling out National Prehospital Emergency Research Database and interventional trials
  • Data Science driven early risk-prediction with wearable sensor networks for patients (ESP)
  • Launching validation studies using novel risk prediction strategy for sepsis, chest pain, post-op patients


Key Strategies

Implementation of 5 complementary programs with the overarching aim of improving the survival rate and functional outcome of patients at-risk of cardiac and critical care events:


1. National Prehospital Emergency Research Database

Develop a comprehensive national prehospital emergency research database that will integrate information from 995 dispatch center, ambulances and hospital medical records, enabling the development of population emergency triage and risk stratification models, for deployment into clinical tools.

2. Community and Ambulance -based interventions in OHCA

Develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a bundle of community and ambulance based interventions on increasing OHCA survival rates, including mass simplified CPR training, installation of AEDs in residential blocks, a first responder app, a novel CPR card, Impedance Threshold Device, manual defibrillation by intermediate life-support providers, IV amiodarone and high performance team CPR.


3. Data Science and Outcomes Driven Hospital Triage Research

Use SGH's Research Standing Database and Data Science tools to develop and validate triage and early warning/risk stratification tools for acute and elective patients being admitted to SGH


4. Early risk-prediction with wearable sensor networks for patients (ESP)

Utilize a novel wearable sensor system tracking temperature, pulse, respiration and cardiac rhythm wirelessly with Machine Learning capability to enable safe, early step-down care in patients. This has the potential to reduce resource and manpower costs long-term with no reduction in clinical safety.


5. Validation studies using ESP for sepsis, chest pain, post-op patients

Conduct validation studies and clinical trial for risk stratification tools in sepsis, chest pain and pre/post op patients.

Research Peak Leads


Assoc Prof Marcus Ong Eng Hock
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Sub-specialty: Emergency Cardiac Care, Emergency Pre-hospital Care

Senior Consultant
Singapore General Hospital

Assoc Prof Emile John Tan Kwong Wei
Specialty: Colorectal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery
Sub-specialty: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Functional Disorders of the GI Tract, Pelvic Floor Prolapse, Incontinence, Neuromodulation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Head & Consultant
Colorectal Surgery
Singapore General Hospital