HIMSS Australia Digital Health Summit 2019
November 20-21, 2019 | Sydney, Australia

A/Prof Low Cheng Ooi

Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Ministry of Health, Singapore

A/Prof Low currently is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) of Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore. As the CMIO of MOH, his work involves policy development and overseeing the operations of the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) system in Singapore and other national Health IT programmes.


As Chair of the CMIO Council, he works closely with the other CMIO colleagues in the public healthcare sector to facilitate and implement the cluster electronic medical records systems.


A/Prof Low is currently Singapore's representative at the General Assembly of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO)/SNOMED International. He is an Honorary member of The Association for Medical and Bio-Informatics, Singapore (AMBIS) and a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He has been appointed as a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific Governing Council from 2014 to 2017.  From 2008 to 2012, he served as Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd (SingHealth) where he was responsible for rolling out the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) while concurrently holding appointment as Chairman, Medical Board, Changi General Hospital.


A/Prof Low is an orthopaedic surgeon by training. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1980 and obtained his FRCS (Glas) in 1985 & Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Ortho) in 1989. He was awarded Health Manpower Development Programme in 1998 for Advanced Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery. A/Prof Low is the recipient of the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in the 2016 Singapore National Day Award.

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