On 19 June 2020, Mr Tong Ping Heng, Founder and CEO of Aeras Medical, was specially invited to speak at a webinar organized by Marine Port of Authority (MPA) and Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) on the topic "Building Resilience and Accelerating Digitisation As One Maritime Singapore". Mr Tong, with his almost 30 years of medical and life science industries experience, gave useful insights on how technologies can be used to enhance healthcare services in the maritime industry.
An example cited by Mr Tong is the hugely successful remote monitoring trial that Aeras Medical had conducted with a shipping company in an ocean going ship supported by MPA under their PIER71 programme, which gives the crew and the shipping company a piece of mind over their crew's health while out at sea. Mr Tong also shared on how quickly Aeras Medical had responded to the industry's needs especially in the recent COVID-19 situation. In response to MPA's circular sent out on 18 June 2020 to allow telemedicine in the issuing of fit-to-travel certificate especially for crew disembarking their ship to go home, Aeras Medical was able to rapidly leverage on their SmartRM Solution (Smart Remote Monitoring) and establish a partnership with Impact Health, a company helmed by maritime veteren Mr Michael Chia, and tap on their network of medical professionals and shipping agents, to offer fully managed teleconsult and fit-to-travel certificates issuance services to the shipping companies.
It's an exciting time for remote healthcare services in the maritime industry.
Most flights have come to a slow halt during the current pandemic, however, some authorities are thinking outside the box in order to keep travelers safely moving.
Coming to you very soon! Watch this space!
Yes, we are into our 3rd machine now. Launched on 15 Apr 2019 and located at NDCS Level 2, this smart vending machine will provide patients with mainly dental related products such as interdental brushes, dental floss and mouthwash etc. We are getting better and better into this. All the 3 machines so far have a consistent look and feel and can be managed centrally through our machine management backend system. Through our backend system, any low stock level or machine problems will trigger an alert to us to provide support.
Below are some more images of the machine.
Below are the items currently sold at NDCS.
As you can see, there are still some empty slots. So if there are items that you wish you can get from our machines or if you are into marketing and want to advertise on our 3 machines, please approach us and let us know! Thanks!
We launched our second smart vending machine for SingHealth Pharmacare outside Marine Parade Polyclinic. This is our first outdoor vending machine that runs 24 by 7 unattended.
The items sold in this 2nd machine focus on more general items like body wash, eye drops, vitamins and syringes, and even have blood glucose meters and test strips.
If you stay near Marine Parade, do check it out and give us your feedback on what items you would like the machine to offer and we will consider to include them in future. Thanks!
Yes! Our very first Smart Vending Machine was launched on 4 Jan 2019 at Singapore National Eye Centre. This is the first machine delivered under the SingHealth Pharmacare tender won previously, and is realised through the close collaboration between SingHealth Pharmacare and SmartRX teams.
The machine comes with a full 50-inch touchscreen panel for buyers to browse and select healthcare products to purchase. The machine also facilitates advertisements to be played on the panel as well as external product advertisements in the form of the machine wrap and 3D cardboards mounted on top of the machine. The machine runs 24 by 7 round the clock providing both convenience and entertainment.
Above shows the items that are sold at the machine. The list of items will change over time to meet the needs of the people. Most of the items are recommended specialised eye-care related items, with some general over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products (e.g. Panadol, vitamins) as well.
Do drop by and check it out when you are around the vicinity and give us your feedback! Thanks!