Deputy General Director of VMED Group: “Health is a potential startup field”

As Head of the Medtech Village (a “startup village” at Techfest 2020), Mr. Ngo Thanh Son shared about difficulties and challenges in the health sector after the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the attractive investment potential of this field in the future.

– VMED Group operates in many fields of the health sector. Can you share more about the company’s business development?

– We started with exclusive distribution of premium products of leading brands globally, such as GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Anios, Stryker, Braincool, Alvo, MMM, Meiko, Tontarram, etc. Gradually, VMED Group affirmed its position in this field by understanding customers’ difficulties and concerns to search and develop new products and solutions.

Mr. Ngo Thanh Son – Deputy General Director of VMED Group.

The goal of VMED Group is to become a specialized corporation in the field of Meditech, providing modern equipment, hospital administration software, medical management software, and support software. Currently, we focus on technical remote medical solutions such as Tele-ICU, Tele-ECG, etc., typically supporting the Medical Administration to build an online management and administration center in March.

– There is an argument that the post-epidemic period is a golden time to digitalize the healthcare industry in a positive direction. How do you comment on this idea?

– Digital transformation in the health field is one of the tasks that the government has assigned to the health sector, with a roadmap to promote development 2019-2025; 2020-2030.

When the economy in general and the investment market, in particular, are negatively affected by Covid-19, Meditech startups can still hope, even make a substantial breakthrough, especially startups for pandemic response solutions.

The Department of Medical Services Administration (Ministry of Health) cooperated with Infomed Joint Stock Company – VMED Group to launch “Covid-19 online management and administration center to support professional diagnosis and treatment”.

– Along with that, what challenges will we face, sir?

– There are still many challenges, such as the lack of infrastructure in many hospitals in Vietnam; Policies on IT investment in the health sector are not yet specific, etc.

Next are the particular difficulties in the digital transformation of the health sector. That is changing the medical habits of millions of people. However, even in this period, we can also see the effectiveness of medical examination, disease treatment, and professional remote consultation.

In-depth remote examination and treatment solution capable of connecting downline patient data to the center in real-time.

– Could you tell us more about investment opportunities in the current health market?

Education and health are two areas that domestic and foreign investors are keen to attend. In the general trend, pouring large capital into Vietnamese medical startups is understandable. Not to mention, Vietnam is also a very potential market with a population of nearly 100 million. In my opinion, investment in the health sector will be more and more exciting in the coming years.

– With its position, how will VMED Group support resources and promote the development of a startup ecosystem – innovation?

– Shortly, we will attend the TechFest Vietnam 2020. We will implement many activities in the event framework, such as seminars, conferences, and training sessions. With a network of large investors from the US, Japan, Israel and the relationship with a network of experts in health, health management, and financial management, we can connect startups with domestic and international investors and experts. We also hope to find startups that match the corporate orientation for investment.

We are also building a miniature hospital simulation center full of hardware, software, procedures, and medical forms, providing planning, finance, administration, etc. Here, startups can explore problems, test solutions, product demo, and show their solutions to investors and users.

Source: zingnews

 

“Mobile” integrated system of operating room system – Outstanding performance thanks to modern technology

On 26 November 2020, Bac Kan Provincial General Hospital successfully performed endoscopic surgery for removal of ovarian cysts through a mobile integrated operating room system connected to information consultation from Thai Nguyen Central General Hospital.

Bac Kan Provincial General Hospital successfully performed endoscopic surgery for removal of ovarian cysts through a mobile integrated operating room system connected to Thai Nguyen Central General Hospital.

As a provincial hospital, doctors at Bac Kan Provincial General Hospital are confident in operating the surgery which is not too complicated such as endoscopic surgery for removal of ovarian cysts. However, for young female patients, doctors want to use in-depth techniques and high technology to minimize damages and preserve reproductive functions for them. Therefore, the doctors at Bac Kan Provincial general hospital decided to perform the surgery through the mobile integrated operating room system to listen to the advice and instructions from the doctors at Thai Nguyen Central general hospital.

Therefore, the doctors at Bac Kan Provincial general hospital decided to perform the surgery through the mobile integrated operating room system to listen to the advice and instructions from the doctors at Thai Nguyen Central general hospital.

Before performing the surgery, doctors of Bac Kan Provincial General Hospital and Thai Nguyen Central general hospital exchanged information about the patient’s condition to make clinical diagnosis and choose the most suitable and effective method. During the procedure, doctors at Thai Nguyen Central General Hospital closely followed the patient’s condition through the integrated mobile operating room system, discussed and gave the best indications for patients. At the end of the operation, the tumor was removed without harming the patient’s ovaries.
After the surgery, Dr. Dam Thi Tanh – Department of Surgery of Bac Kan Provincial General Hospital said that: “Through the integrated mobile operating room system, we could exchange two-way information with Thai Nguyen Central General Hospital, listened to helpful advices and gained a lot of experience from the teachers to successfully complete the surgery. I do believe that thanks to the support of teachers and contribution of modern technology, Bac Kan Provincial General Hospital will be more proactive and confident in solving the arising situations as well as complicated surgeries that requires high expertise”.

During the operation, doctors at Thai Nguyen Central General Hospital consulted with doctors at Bac Kan Provincial General Hospital and gave the best indications for patients.

The mobile integrated operating room system developed by Vietmedical – a member of VMED Group includes: endoscopic surgery system, patient monitoring machine, CCTV system from a wide angle of operating room to CCTV camera within surgery room. Thanks to a system of high-quality equipment, with many integrated modern features, doctors easily exchange, connect, closely grasp the patient’s condition, thereby making accurate and timely decisions.
The mobile integrated operating room system supported the surgical team to transmit the direct images of the surgery in real time to the bridge points. Image signals are arranged in many different frames to help doctors at the bridge points easily observe and monitor throughout the operation. In addition, the mobile integrated operating room system allows storage of all information and images of the endoscopic process for convenient retrieval after surgery.

The mobile integrated operating room system developed by Vietmedical – a member of VMED Group owns a high-quality equipment system, with many integrated modern features to help doctors easily exchange and connect.

The surgical monitors are integrated on the system to enhance the observation angles for the entire surgical team. The console on the nurse’s workstation is flexible and such surgical monitors are customized to display bridge points for easy two-way interaction (connected operating room and bridge points).
The mobile integrated operating room system belongs to the intensive remote examination and treatment solution of VMED Group for introduction of a form of treatment with multidimensional benefits to upper level hospitals, doctors at lower level facilities and especially for patients across the country.

Digital transformation – Multiple tracks, one finish line

Mr. Nguyen Francis Tuan Anh, senior consultant on technology and solutions of VMED Group, talks about the topic “Journey to a digital future” at the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival 2020

Mr. Nguyen Francis Tuan Anh, senior consultant on technology and solutions of VMED Group, talks about the topic “Journey to a digital future” at the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival 2020
In 2020, as the Chairman of the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council, the Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs Association decided to organize the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival through the direct broadcast in Vietnam and online connection with the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Association. This year’s ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival has a very special meaning, demonstrating the creativity of ASEAN young entrepreneurs for the target of realizing the Vision of a “Cohesive and Responsive” ASEAN – overcoming difficulties, maintaining and developing.
Understanding “Digital – Digital Transformation” and world trends
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Nguyen Francis Tuan Anh said: “A digital breakthrough is the application of digital technology to increase the values for customers by conversion of markets, products or channels”. To do this, Mr. Nguyen Francis Tuan Anh gave three important factors: understanding customer views about digital breakthroughs, determining the financial resources for implementation and the ultimate goal of digital transformation is to increase value for customers. In addition, Mr. Tuan Anh showed three digital breakthrough models: breakthroughs of market, product and distribution channel.
Mr. Tuan Anh assessed that the market breakthrough has boomed over the years, including two types of markets: the asset-sharing economic model such as Airbnb, Homeaway, Zilok, Turo, etc and the worker-sharing economic model such as Grab, BE, Eatwith, Rover, Feastly, etc.
Regarding the product breakthrough through serviceization, this breakthrough occurs when companies use the internet to deliver content over software or to deliver content as a service. As such, software is the value of the product and the product becomes a service supply platform.
Regarding the distribution channel breakthrough, the business should eliminate middlemen or transform the channel structure to create better economy and superior customer experience. Specifically, it is necessary to eliminate middlemen with low added value; use logistics as a competitive advantage; and especially use customer data as a competitive advantage.
How should businesses operating in the health sector implement digital transformation?
It can be clearly seen that the digital breakthrough is forcing businesses to transform digitally by application of digital technologies into the company’s operations and interaction with customers to improve performance, create the superior customer experience and design innovative business models.
As a senior advisor on technology and solutions, Mr. Tuan Anh has co-operated with VMED Group in the digital transformation at businesses as well as community activities in the healthcare technology. Digital transformation in the healthcare technology has many difficulties and challenges due to the requirements of in-depth knowledge, difficulties in access and change of user habits. However, this is also a potential market when Vietnam’s healthcare infrastructure has been incomplete and under shortage of technological elements in management, medical examination and treatment.
VMED Group pioneers digital transformation through high-tech products, solutions and connection activities in the startup community.
In addition to providing the market with hi-tech products and solutions according to international standards and in line with characteristics and needs of the Vietnamese market, VMED Group is a pioneer in the startup connection in the healthcare technology. Attending Techfest Vietnam 2020, as the Chief of Medtech Village, VMED Group has successfully completed the task of orientation, consultation and maximum support for teams.

Kick off ceremony for connection of teams of Techfest Vietnam 2020 Medtech village was organized at the office of the Head of Medtech village – VMED Group.

In particular, in the framework of the Techfest Vietnam 2020, VMED Group introduced to the startup community two community platforms named Scale Vietnam and Medtech Tribe developed to become a bridge, bringing Vietnam healthcare intelligence to the world. Scale Vietnam and Medtech Tribe are established with the desire to create a community that connects financial resources, development partners, shares knowledge from leading experts in the healthcare sector and create an ecosystem with innovation, sustainable development according to the digital transformation trend. Medtech Tribe functions to organize seminars and conference on orientation and expertise in the Medtech field to startups (Members of Medtech Tribe). On this basis, Medtech Tribe selects excellent agents and continues to provide intensive support at the “Incubation of Healthcare IT startups – Scale Vietnam”. Scale Vietnam continues to build up and connect a vibrant startup community – an environment for startups to get direct access to domestic and international investors, professionals and the Government. Furthermore, Scale Vietnam provides a space for members to work together – study and cooperate, create the lasting collective values.

Mr. Nguyen Francis Tuan Anh, senior consultant on technology and solutions of VMED Group shared about Scale Vietnam and Medtech Tribe in the framework of Techfest Vietnam 2020

Mr. Ngo Thanh Son (second from left) – Deputy General Director of VMED Group attended the Southeast Asia Techfest Vietnam 2020

It can be clearly seen that digital transformation is the inevitable choice of every Vietnamese enterprises on the path of integration. However, like a long-distance competition, there is only one finish line, however, there are multi-tracks. To become the first comer, in addition to their own efforts, young enterprises should choose wise strategies, listen and connect with investors, become a “key” agent in a strong community, nurture and gradually realize the dream of” reaching out to the big sea”./.”

Techfest Vietnam 2020 starts to look for start-up talents

The winner of the contest will become the representative of Vietnam to participate in the World Cup 2021 startup champion with a prize of $ 1 million.

On 08 October, the Ministry of Science and Technology (S&T) in collaboration with the Vietnam Science and Technology Enterprise Start-up Fund (SVF) and the World Cup Startup officially launched the talent contest for innovative startups. national innovation TECHFEST 2020. This is a contest that seeks and supports innovative startups aiming to promote spirit, creative thinking, and application of science and technology to build and Business Development. This is also an opportunity for startups to exchange, connect with investors, support organizations, link resources, as well as access policies and practical support programs for startups.
 

MultiGlass becomed the Champion of the National Innovation Startup competition 2019. Photo: TF
 
Compared to 2019, this year’s contest has the difference that the contestants target Vietnamese individuals or Vietnamese people living and working in and outside of Vietnam, regardless of gender or age. career, product, service, innovative technology, registered business license and sample product.
 
This year, startups participating in the competition will go through two evaluation tables:
 
– Tech-driven: For businesses that provide technology products or services to customers and markets, including completely new technology products and services or using technologies new to achieve rapid growth and expansion.
 
– Innovative business model (Innovative business model): For businesses with innovative elements in business models, products / services …
 
During 3 months, from September to November, there is a series of communication programs, direct interaction, application consultation will take place on online platforms organized by startup communities of provinces, public communities. domestic and international technology, associations, and start-up support communities.
 
The preliminary round takes place from October 8 to November 8, 2020 in the form of submitting documents and documents of online businesses’ projects on the official website. The organizers select 60 teams (30 teams each) to enter the training round.
 
The semi-final and the final will take place on November 24, 2020, Ho Chi Minh City and November 29, 2020, respectively.
 
The winner of the contest will become the representative of Vietnam to attend the World Cup Startup 2021 with a prize of 1 million USD.
 
Top 3 contests will have cash prizes and support packages lasting 3 months after the contest.

Top 10 contests will be selected for special investment commitments up to VND 500 million.
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VMED Group co-operates with the Ministry of Health to launch” Online management and operation center for professional support of Covid-19 diagnosis and treatment

“Online management and operation center for professional support of Covid-19 diagnosis and treatment”, coordinated by the Ministry of Health and VMED Group, will be deployed with the aim of taking advantage of outstanding advantages of health solutions No. 4.0 in control and prevention of acute respiratory infection caused by new strains of Corona Virus (Covid – 19) and application of pandemic control in the future.
VMED Group is a Medical Technology Company in Vietnam. With the desire to co-operate with the health sector for quick control of pandemic caused by Corona Virus (Covid – 19), VMED Group coordinated with the Ministry of Health to develop a “Online management and operation center for professional support of Covid-19 diagnosis and treatment” at the Medical Examination and Treatment Management Department- Ministry of Health. Accordingly, INFOMED Vietnam Joint Stock Company – a member of VMED Group will use the CLAS Healthcare electronic medical record software for all patients infected with Covid-19; PACS software and real-time healthcare data transmission software from all medical facilities to the Support Center and Command Center; The aforementioned software will be integrated with the modern medical equipment such as CARESCAPE R860 ventilator and CARESCAPE B450 patient monitor manufactured by GE Healthcare and provided by VietMedical (a member of VMED Group).
The event for launching “Online management and operation center for professional support of Covid-19 diagnosis and treatment” was held at:
Location: Floor 7, Medical Examination and Treatment Management Department – Ministry of Health
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 Thursday, 5 March 2020
Leader: Vietnam’s Ministry of Health
Implementation organization: Medical Examination and Treatment Management Department – Ministry of Health in coordination with VMED Group
Purpose and meaning of the program:
The World Health Organization declared that the pandemic of acute respiratory infection caused by the new strain of Corona Virus (Covid – 19) is “a state of global emergency”.
In Vietnam, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is being controlled, however, vigilance is needed because in case of coming back, the pandemic causes unpredictable danger and spreads on a large scale. In particular, many doctors and nurses specialized in emergency and resuscitation, critically ill patients passed away due to untimely treatment (through monitoring of developments in Wuhan and real response to SARS epidemic (caused by Corona virus) in Vietnam in 2003 – Hanoi French Hospital had more than 40 doctors and nurses under simultaneous disease infection and administrative staff was mobilized for replacement).
Although it is possible to send medical staff from other specialties to support, however, monitoring, diagnosis, prognosis, care and treatment are impossible. The use of machinery and tools in resuscitation takes time for training, fostering and practical application to implement the right thing while there is few specialized doctors and nurses, which leads to the overload and exhaustion.
In such context, the deployment of “Online management and operation center for professional support of Covid-19 diagnosis and treatment ” by the Ministry of Health in coordination with VMED Group is very necessary, which will take all advantages of Medical Solutions No. 4.0 in pandemic prevention across the country. In addition, thanks to the Center’s birth, the patient exposure of doctors is reduced and thereby, exposure risks are also declined. “

This is an important foundation for establishment of command centers of the Ministry of Health and Vietnam National Association of Emergency, Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Toxicology to gather major hospitals in the North, Central and South so that leading experts can support remote consultation, prognosis, solution for timely treatment of Covid-19 infections or apply such situation for future disease control for lower-level doctors in necessary cases.
Medical Solution No. 4.0 at the “online management and operation center for professional support of Covid-19 diagnosis and treatment” helps to deploy a command system for treatment of Covid-19 infected patients from the medical examination and treatment Department – The Ministry of Health to the regional support centers and treatment centers according to the following model:
Connection model of Medical Solution 4.0 at the “online management and operation center for professional support of Covid-19 diagnosis and treatment”
VMED Group actively joined hands with the Ministry of Health to bring digital health solutions using 4.0 technology with the desire to prevent the pandemic as soon as possible.
Mr. Pham Quang Huy – Chairman of VMED Group expressed his determination to accompany and actively join hands with Vietnam’s health sector to provide IT solutions in health sector: “Over the past many years, VMED and other member unit has accompanied and sponsored hundreds of health sector events. Full sponsorship of the hardware and software of today’s solution is our commitment to active development and application of the latest technologies towards a digital health, improvement of medical examination and treatment efficiency in Vietnam”.
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CARESCAPE R860 advanced ventilator system and CARESCAPE B450 patient monitor are modern equipment in the field of emergency and resuscitation, manufactured by GE Healthcare, distributed by VietMedical company in Vietnam. The system has more than 1000 units used in hospitals across the country.
CLAS Healthcare EMR is the only electronic medical record software winning the award in the Smart Healthcare Contest of the Information Technology Department- Ministry of Health and this is also the only IT product in health sector in Vietnam to be honored in the APICTA International Awards organized by the Asia-Pacific Union of Information Technology Organizations in November 2019.
CLAS Healthcare electronic medical records provided by INFOMED Vietnam Joint Stock Company – VMED Group plays a great role in improving the efficiency of medical examination and treatment in hospitals.
The product is an independent, deployable and integrated solution with any HIS Hospital management system; The screen interface of slips and forms are designed and configured identically to those in the paper medical records, without changes to any of the hospital’s workflows, thereby providing a friendly software experience. In addition, the solution is applied with Blockchain technology and integrated with digital signatures for verification of medical records; connected directly to the reliable drug alert interaction data.
CLAS Healthcare electronic medical records have been successfully deployed at Long Khanh Regional General Hospital (Dong Nai) and Hanoi Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital. In the coming time, this solution will be deployed in many major hospitals across the country.
Information about the INFOMED Vietnam Joint Stock Company:
INFOMED Vietnam Joint Stock Company is a member unit of the VMED Group. With the aim of promoting the application of Information Technology in Health, INFOMED is a pioneer in supply of the best quality healthcare information technology products to customers.
Information about VMED Group:
VMED Group widely operates in the health sector, trades in 5 main areas, establishes a closed supply chain of products – services, including: Manufacturing medical equipment, Distribution of medical equipment & supplies, Medical Information Technology Solutions, Healthcare Development and Consultancy, Healthcare investment).
For further information, please contact:
Mrs. Duong Minh Hang – General Director of INFOMED Vietnam Joint Stock Company
Phone number: 090 425 5839 – Email: hangdtm@infomed.vn
Mrs. Tu Anh – Head of Marketing Department of VMED Group:
Phone number: 0983 63 85 61 – Email: anh.nguyen1@vmedgroup.com

The course “optimization in treatment and care for ventilated patients” provides a lot of new and useful knowledge

On 7 January 2021, Vietmedical – a member of VMED Group cooperated with Quang Ngai Provincial General Hospital to organize the course “Optimization in treatment and care for ventilated patients “.

The participants included MSc. Dr. Dang Thanh Tuan – Children’s Hospital 1 and doctors in the Rehabilitation – Emergency Department in Quang Ngai and Quang Nam provinces

It was the first class in 2021, however, the event attracted the participation of a large number of doctors in the Rehabilitation – Emergency Department from Quang Ngai and Quang Nam Provinces under the guidance of lecturers – MSc. Dr. Dang Thanh Tuan – Children’s Hospital 1.
In his remarks at the Opening Ceremony, PhD. Dr. Huynh Gioi – Director of Quang Ngai General Hospital said: “Department of Intensive Care and Anti-Poison is a key department at the hospital and mechanical ventilation as well as taking care of patients is a core issue to bring about the treatment efficiency for patients under intensive care”.
PhD. Dr. Huynh Gioi would like to extend sincere thanks to Vietmedical and Dr. Dang Thanh Tuan for organizing this course, supporting doctors in Quang Ngai and Quang Nam provinces to access new knowledge and technology, thereby improving skills and implementing more effective medical examination and treatment.

The course updated useful and new information on treatment for ventilated patients, monitored and ensured the patient’s treatment response.

Artificial ventilation is an important treatment support technique that contributes to the maintenance and improvement of survival in the critically ill patients. This technique is regularly performed at provincial hospitals and health facilities. With the aim of minimizing risks and improving the quality of treatment, the recent training program updated useful and latest information on treatment of ventilated patients, monitoring and analysis of the waveforms of the patient in order to setup the right parameters for ensuring the patient’s treatment response. This is also an opportunity for doctors to get access to clinical knowledge and skills, as well as exchange and share experiences and together solve problems in the treatment process for patients.

The course is an opportunity for doctors to get access to knowledge, practical skills, exchange and share experiences.

Understanding the concerns and difficulties of the doctors in the emergency and intensive care sector, Vietmedical – VMED Group devotes all its enthusiasm and intelligence to study, develop and apply the technologies, equipment and solutions for supply of support tools in order to partly reduces the pressure so that doctors can be assured of fulfilling their mission of patient health protection./.

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