Patient health record will be shared among medical examination and treatment facilities at all levels, thus helping patients to continue their treatment at different health centers.
Vietnam plans to activate a nationwide system for booking online medical examination and treatment from July 1, according to Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.
The Ministry of Health organizes a conference to prepare for deploying online medical examination and treatment scheduling. Photo: Hanoimoi
Long stressed that hospitals across the country need to integrate into this system as soon as possible.
Some healthcare centers in Vietnam have applied the solution for a few years, but only as an individual effort, Long noted, adding that patients still have to queue at hospitals from 4:00 to 5:00 am for a medical check-up at hospitals.
Over the past time, the Ministry of Health has worked with software businesses to come up with a system for medical examination and treatment scheduling.
“This solution will help patients avoid going to hospitals several times a month”, Minister Nguyen Thanh Long emphasized.
Accordingly, patient health record will be shared among medical examination and treatment facilities at all levels, thus helping patients to continue their treatment at different health centers.
All the data will be managed by the ministry, Long said, adding that the system needs to integrate the function of online Covid-19 medical declaration for people who have been to the medical facilities to save time and avoid stasis at health centers.
“We will select a number of localities and health centers to pilot this system, then make a specific assessment before replicating the solution nationwide,” said Long.