Group Chief Digital Strategy Officer,
Chief Data Officer,
Singapore Health Services
Mr Benedict Tan is the Group Chief Digital Strategy Officer (GCDSO) and the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) cluster.
SingHealth is Singapore’s largest healthcare cluster offering a complete range of multi-disciplinary and integrated medical care through a network of four hospitals, five National Specialty Centers and eight Polyclinics. As an Academic Medical Center, SingHealth pursues innovations to transform patient care delivery. SingHealth galvanises the best clinical and research capabilities to seek and discover new and better treatment and care for our patients.
As GCDSO for SingHealth, Mr Tan's main role is to enable and guide SingHealth in leveraging digital capabilities to improve service and care delivery. He is responsible for managing the overall digital strategy and patients' digital experience. Under his Division of Digital Strategy, he has the Office of Academic Informatics (OAI), Office of Insights and Analytics (OIA), Office of Cyber and Information Security (OCIS) and Office of Data and Digital Governance (ODDG). He is responsible for IT delivery and support, cybersecurity, analytics and data governance.
As the CDO of SingHealth, Mr Tan oversees a range of data-related functions including data strategy, data management and ensuring data quality, and promoting the use of data as a strategic asset.
Mr Tan has 28 years’ experience in the specialised healthcare-IT industry spanning both private and public institutions including Ministry of Health, National Computer Board, SAP and SingHealth, and many different roles and responsibilities such as project manager, business development, product manager and implementation consultant. He has implemented many large-scale IT and process reengineering projects such as the Civil Service Medical Claims Reengineering, Singapore General Hospital’s Bed Management and SingHealth Electronic Medical Records (EMR) projects.
Mr Tan has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology from National University of Singapore, a Master in Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership from Singapore Management University, and a Certification in IT Project Management (CITPM). He was a member in the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) committee and IT Management Association (ITMA) executive committee. In 2014, he was recognised as one of the most outstanding CIOs in the ASEAN region by the International Data Group (IDG).
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