From the we’ve-seen-these-assurances-before-haven’t-we? dept.
Salma Khalik reports from Singapore:
Employers and insurers will be prohibited from accessing a person’s medical history in the National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) once the new Healthcare Services Bill comes into effect.
This move should allay concerns that have surfaced repeatedly during feedback sessions on the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) announcement that all healthcare institutes must input patient details into a central database that all doctors and other medical practitioners will have access to.
Many people were concerned that their past medical conditions might be used against them by insurance companies when they want to buy a new policy, or by potential employers.
Read more on The Straits Times.