Key Programs

Looking Back: NNI’s Academic Medicine Journey

Since April 2012, when the Academic Clinical Program was first introduced at NNI, we have been working towards and progressing with the model of Academic Medicine. Here are the highlights of our first year in Academic Medicine.

 

Patient Care


Telestroke Service 

Using advanced technology and telemedicine, NNI partnered with Changi General Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to provide patients with immediate 24/7 access to stroke care experts at NNI.

 

APN Clinic for PD
The establishment of the first Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) for Parkinson disease by the Movement Disorders team. This new service allows patients to be reviewed more comprehensively at each clinic session. 

 

Integrated Community Care Programme
Introduction of the “Integrated Community Care Programme” to help bring Parkinson care into the community so that patients and their families will be cared for in the community rather than in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

 

Young Onset Dementia Clinic / Cognitive Impairment Programme
To help patients under the age of 65 years with mild cognitive impairment and dementia to manage their condition better. 

 

Surgery for Pain Disorders
A surgical neuromodulation programme for patients who have exhausted all conventional methods of treatment for pain. 

 

3D Software to Rehabilitate Stoke and Early Dementia Patients
The Dementia and Alzheimer’s team, and IHIS developed a virtual reality simulation programme to better test and train the brain function of patients with early dementia and strokes. It is also the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. 

 

New Ultrasound Machine for Advanced Treatments
With the new portable ultrasound machine, patients at the Neuroradiology department can have advanced treatments including thyroid scans at their bedside, which significantly reduces waiting time. 

 

Improved and Age-Friendly Facilities
We invested in improved facilities to make it age-friendly for our patients including the relocation of the Neurodiagnostic laboratory, an expansion of our Neuroscience clinic with more consultation rooms, an automated appointment system and an upgraded queue management system. 

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