US organisation helps better local medical services
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Vietnam News Agency |
VietNamNet Bridge – A seminar on computing for remote diagnosis and medical information management was held jointly by the US Atlantic Philanthropies (A.P) and the Health Department of Thua Thien-Hue Province in Hue City on March 24.
The function was attended by representatives of A.P donation’s recipients, including Health Departments of Thai Nguyen, Thua Thien-Hue, Khanh Hoa and Vinh Long provinces and Da Nang City.
Participants heard experiences on IT application in diagnosis and treatment, new techniques for remote diagnosis and modes of building medical information management systems in India and Laos.
According to Thua Thien-Hue Health Department’s Director Nguyen Dung, the application of IT in management of patients’ records at hospitals and medical programmes have helped patients reach appropriate medical services for health recovery and reintegration into the community.
Since 2002, A.P has invested in several fields in Vietnam, including healthcare, education and transport. In Thua Thien-Hue, the organisation helped equip all commune medical stations with computers to manage medical information and activities.