Dr. Eric Wong, Group Chief Data and Strategy Officer, National Healthcare Group

Dr. Eric Wong, Group Chief Data and Strategy Officer, National Healthcare Group

Eric holds the position of Group Chief Data and Strategy Officer for the National Healthcare Group (NHG), where he spearheads the vision, strategizing, and execution of advanced digital health capabilities. His extensive portfolio encompasses leadership over the Group Chief Information Office, Group Chief Information Security Office, Chief Data Office, Group Health Informatics Office, and Group Data and Strategy Office.

Eric’s past accomplishments include a successful tenure as the Group Chief Clinical Informatics Officer for NHG from 2013 to 2022, concurrently serving as Chief Clinical Informatics Officer for Tan Tock Seng Hospital during the same period.

His academic accolades reflect his outstanding commitment to healthcare technology: he was a recipient of the Singapore Ministry of Education Scholarship in 1994 and received his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 2002. He joined NHG post-graduation and further specialized in Emergency Medicine. Today, he continues his clinical service as a Senior Consultant at the Emergency Department of TTSH. Eric’s relentless pursuit of knowledge saw him earning a Master of Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University in 2015, backed by the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Scholarship.

Eric’s work as the Chief Clinical Informatics Officer revolutionized the integration of technology into clinical practice for optimized patient safety and care. His leadership in pioneering multiple clinical IT projects resulted in national and international recognitions. The crowning achievements include HIMSS EMR Adoption Model Stage 6 in 2011, and the HIMSS-Elseiver Digital HealthCare award in 2013 for an innovative patient tracking and vital signs automation project.

Eric also led the transformational Next Generation Electronic Medical Record (NGEMR) project, which successfully implemented EPIC across two-thirds of Singapore’s healthcare clusters since 2014. Additionally, Eric was instrumental in NHG’s Data Analytic Infrastructure project, the development of NHG Care mobile application, and NHG Healthier@SG implementation, among others.

Outside NHG, Eric contributes to the wider digital health sphere through his active roles in national and Ministry of Health’s Digital and IT boards and committees. He is also, serving as Senior Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, and Lee Keong Chian School of Medicine, NTU.

In recognition of his service, Eric was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2023 by the Government of Singapore

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