On 11 September 2020, Thai Nguyen Central Hospital officially opened and put the Telehealth Center into use with the cooperation of VMED Group.
Opening the Telehealth Center is an important step in Thai Nguyen National Hospital’s implementation of Decision No. 2628/QD-BYT dated 22 June 2020 by the Ministry of Health on approving the project “Remote medical examination and treatment” for the 2020 – 2025 period.
The event was attended by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue – Director of Medical Examination and Treatment Management Department, Ministry of Health; representatives of the Department of Health of 9 provinces in the Northeast; Representative of VMED Group; Representative of Viettel Group; leaders and all doctors at Thai Nguyen National Hospital and representatives of a number of units in Thai Nguyen province.
Opening the event, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Cong Hoang – Director of Thai Nguyen National Hospital stated the advantages and outstanding benefits of remote examination and treatment solutions and extensive and effective implementation plan to lower-level hospitals, with the desire to improve the quality of medical examination and treatment in the whole province.
The telehealth center at Thai Nguyen National Hospital was built to implement online connection with the team of doctors at 47 bridge points in 13 provinces: Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Giang, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Binh Phuoc.
Speaking at the event, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue – Director of the Medical Examination and Treatment Management Department, the Ministry of Health acknowledged the determination of Thai Nguyen National Hospital as well as the co-operation efforts of VMED Group and Viettel Group to complete and officially put the telehealth center into use. In addition, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue emphasized that the main function of the telehealth Center is to help more patients, reduce the workload in the upper-level hospitals and spread the quintessence, useful knowledge and continuous training in the contingent of doctors.
Through the integration of Tele-ICU, Tele-ECG, CLAS Healthcare EMR, PACs, etc, the intensive remote medical examination and treatment solution developed and deployed by VMED Group at the Telehealth Center can be applied for many specialized units such as ICU- Emergency resuscitation, Cardiology, Oncology, Surgery, Obstetrics, Pediatrics. This is a useful tool that helps the team of nurses and doctors easily connect and share knowledge and professional experience; provides active and continuous support to lower-level hospitals and reduces the overload at higher-level hospitals.
Sharing about the outstanding value of this solution, Mr. Ngo Thanh Son – Deputy General Director of VMED Group said: “The outstanding difference of the intensive remote examination and treatment solution is the technology “Digital referral” and the connection of lower-level patient data to the center in real time. Thanks to the “digital referral” technology, although the patients are being treated at the local hospital, they are still examined by doctors at the central level through the support of diagnosis and treatment. By this method, the patient will save referral costs and the risks during travel are reduced. In other words, through the intensive remote examination and treatment solution, people get access to the good-quality health services from the upper and central levels at lower- level healthcare facilities at a much lower cost compared to referral.”
With the desire to help people across the country access high-quality medical services, in the coming time, VMED Group will continue to accompany and support hospitals in the whole country for implementation of intensive medical examination and treatment solutions. This effort of VMED Group also demonstrates the commitment to contributing to the successful implementation of the National Digital Transformation Program to 2025, with a vision to 2030 of the Prime Minister, towards a vision of becoming a stable and prosperous digital country and developing a safe, human and widespread digital environment.
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