On June 20, the Medical Technology 4.0 Conference and Exhibition (MEDTECH 4.0) was held in Hanoi. This will become an important annual event of the Vietnamese health sector, focusing on the field of medical technology.
At the event, many experts presented on what the industrial revolution 4.0 and digital transformation will impact on the health sector.
According to GS. Dr. Nguyen Van Kinh – Vice Chairman of the Vietnam General Medical Association, the 4.0 technology revolution with technologies such as AI, big data, cloud computing… has helped connect and integrate digitized systems , physics, biology between the real world and digital space.
Particularly in the health sector, digital transformation will first affect the way in which leadership, management, direction and administration are conducted within medical agencies and units. The way to lead and manage work in the medical industry in the coming time will be more accurate, timely and effective thanks to the digital technology platform.
Not only that, the provision and access of medical services will be transformed from a traditional method to a digital technology-based one. This will contribute to promoting the provision and access of medical services quickly, anytime, anywhere
Digital transformation in the medical industry also affects the way of working and communicating of staff, doctors and employees, transforming working methods from a traditional environment to a digital one, thereby forming a so the number doctor.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to online consultation and treatment, the patient, a foreign pilot, thought he would not survive but returned to a normal life.
“From this pandemic, we have learned how to work online in many different fields. Especially the application of digital technology for remote diagnosis, consultation and treatment. Thanks to this telemedicine system, patients in remote islands can also receive timely emergency treatment”, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Kinh shared.
Regarding hot issues in medical digital transformation in Vietnam in the period 2022-2025, Mr. Nguyen Truong Nam – Deputy Director of the IT Department (Ministry of Health) said that digital transformation has been present in hospitals in Vietnam. Male.
Previously, when a doctor wanted to examine a patient, the patient had to go to a medical facility for the doctor to directly “touch, see, type, hear”, now, with digital conversion, doctors can examine and diagnose remote patient diagnosis.
“In many cases, without relying on digital technology and remote diagnosis, it is certain that the patient cannot be saved. This is the clearest example that digital technology and digital transformation have helped make many impossible things possible,” said Mr. Nam.
According to GS. Dr. Nguyen Van Kinh, one of the biggest challenges for the digital transformation of the health sector is infrastructure. Infrastructure at many medical facilities in Vietnam is still incomplete to implement the application of digital technologies.
Besides, according to the Vice Chairman of the Vietnam General Association of Medicine, our country’s healthcare system is divided into many levels, each with different structure of human resources and equipment. With such challenges, the implementation of digital technology in medical examination and treatment, supply and service linkage requires the efforts and efforts of each unit.
GS. Dr. Nguyen Van Kinh hopes that the Vietnamese medical industry can soon overcome barriers and put digital technology into practice to provide medical services to the people.
He also particularly emphasized the necessity of deploying electronic medical records, applying IT in laboratory data, diagnostic imaging data and other data related to patients.
According to the Vice Chairman of the Vietnam General Medical Association, in some countries, each person has only one card, which is both a citizen’s identity card, both a medical examination card and a bank card… Meanwhile in In Vietnam, each person has dozens of different cards.
“It is necessary to make those cards ‘stick’ together, especially in the medical field to combine citizen identification, health insurance, going to a paperless hospital and zero payment. use cash”, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Kinh said.
Mr. Nguyen Truong Nam – Deputy Director of the IT Department, in the near future we will do to build a hospital 3 without “papers, no queues, no cash payments”.
Vietnam will promote remote medical examination and treatment so that people can still access medical services through digital technology without going to hospitals. Proactively taking care of people’s health is the direction of digital transformation of the health sector in the coming period.