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Prof Marcus Ong

Senior Consultant and Clinician Scientist, 
Department of Emergency Medicine,
Singapore General Hospital


Prof Ong’s research studies focus predominantly on pre-hospital emergency care, medical devices, data science and health services research. His research has addressed issues such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), improving ambulance deployment, acute myocardial infarction care and emergency care.

A leading researcher in Health Services Research and use of Data Science in Healthcare, Prof Ong  has patented inventions using Heart Rate Variability for risk prediction of acutely ill patients and cooling solutions for therapeutic hypothermia. Prof Ong has been awarded multiple national research grants and has accumulated over $50 million in research grants for his studies which include geospatial diseases mapping, clinical drug trials, resuscitation and cardiovascular sciences, pre-hospital emergency care, and biomedical engineering.

Prof Ong has published close to 310 papers in both local and international journals. In 2014, Prof Ong started a Data Science team at SingHealth Health Services Research Center and was appointed Head of Data Science at SingHealth. He is the SingHealth Co-Principal Investigator of the AI Singapore Grand Challenge addressing diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. He is considered a leading proponent of Data Science in Healthcare in Singapore.


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Presentation Synopsis

Data Science and Innovation in Singhealth
Track Type: Lecture |Date: 20 Aug 2021 (Fri) | Time: 0900 - 0920


Singhealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Center is Singapore’s largest Regional Health System and aims to build a Learning Healthcare System empowered by Data Science. In this talk, I will share efforts over the last five years to build an enabling ecosystem where multi-disciplinary teams of clinicians, researchers, academics, administrators, educators and innovators can work together to improve outcomes for our patients.

The lecture will describe how this ecosystem is building on five key areas: Technology, Talent, Research Pillars, Governance and Implementation. I will give some examples of ongoing projects that showcase this journey, including the collaboration with National Supercomputing Center (NSCC) to build a High Performance Cluster at Singhealth.

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