The “mobile” integrated operating room system includes: endoscopic surgery system, patient monitoring machine, CCTV system from a wide angle of operating room and CCTV system within operating room.
The “mobile” integrated operating room system at Thai Nguyen Central General Hospital
On 23 September, Thai Nguyen Central Hospital firstly performed online surgery to connect with bridge points. This event is included in the project “Remote medical examination and treatment” for 2020 – 2025 period by the Ministry of Health.
Prof. PhD. Dr. Nguyen Tan Phong – Department of Otorhinolaryngology; Hanoi Medical University directly performed the surgery at the Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation and connected the online surgical images to the Center for Remote Examination and Treatment – Thai Nguyen Central General Hospital and 5 bridge points in the provinces and cities: A Thai Nguyen Hospital, Phu Luong District Medical Center; Bac Kan Provincial General Hospital, Cho Moi District Medical Center (Bac Kan), Lang Son Provincial General Hospital and Cao Loc District Medical Center (Lang Son).
Within 8 hours, the Infrastructure Sector – Vietmedical – member of VMED Group in co-operation with VMED Medical Solutions Department planned to survey the current situation, install and connect / integrate existing equipment in operating room G – Thai Nguyen Central General Hospital. The mobile integrated operating room system is urgently prepared for two surgeries for patients with laryngeal cancer in stages T1, T2 through endoscopy and tumor removal; Leading experts in otorhinolaryngology; Hanoi Medical University, Central Otorhinolaryngology Hospital transferred the online endoscopic surgery techniques to the local doctors.
The “mobile” integrated operating room system supported the surgical team to transmit the images of the surgery in real time to the bridge points. Image signals are arranged in many different frames to help doctors and lower level trainees easily observe and monitor throughout the surgery (signal sources are shown in the form of 4 frames / 2 frames). In addition, the “mobile” integrated operating room system allows storage of all information and images of endoscopy process for convenient retrieval after surgery.
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 <-> bridge points).
The “mobile” integrated operating room system installed by the Infrastructure Sector – Vietmedical – a member of VMED Group in cooperation with VMED Medical Solutions Department (supply of solutions of specialized remote medical examination and treatment)
Leading experts transferred the techniques of laryngeal cancer surgery in stages T1, T2 through endoscopy and tumor removal. The surgery was performed for a 58-year-old male patient residing in group 5, Cho Moi town (Bac Kan) diagnosed with chronic laryngitis – right vocal cyst / reflux syndrome. Experts used the method of right vocal cystic microlaryngeal surgery. The second surgery was performed on a 44-year-old male patient living in Dan Tien commune (Vo Nhai) with a history of laryngitis, diagnosed with chronic laryngitis – left vocal cord granulomatosis / reflux syndrome reverse and suspected of cancer. The patient had a microlaryngeal surgery to remove the left vocal cord granulomatosis.
This is an activity aimed at developing a network of remote consultancy, examination and treatment for hospitals in the Northern mountainous region; providing professional assistance, improving the capacity and quality of medical examination and treatment at the grassroots level; creating conditions for patients to access the good-quality and specialized medical services through medical specialists; saving time and money; reducing the workload for higher- level health care units.
Decision No. 2628 / QD-BYT dated 22 June 2020 by the Minister of Health, approving the project “Remote medical examination and treatment “for the 2020 – 2025 period, Thai Nguyen Central Hospital – Specialized healthcare center in the Northern mountainous area is one of 18 hospitals under the Ministry in the network of higher level hospitals designated by the Ministry of Health.
The remote examination center of Thai Nguyen Central General Hospital will apply online connection with 47 bridge points in medical facilities in 13 provinces and cities, including Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Giang, Lang Son, Lao Cai, etc.
** VMED Group applies Telemedicine platform as an intensive remote examination and treatment solution including many specialized units such as ICU, surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, etc; connecting from the lower level patient bed to the center; Patient data is synchronized in real time. In recent years, VMED has successfully implemented a pilot at Ba Ria Vung Tau Province’s Department of Health; Hanoi Medical University Hospital and at 6 commune health centers of Nam Dan district, Nghe An province and the orientation will continue to be implemented for many other medical facilities across the country. **