The Vietnamese booth at the exhibition (Source: nhandan.com.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) is introducing its health information system (HIS) at the four-day International Communications and Information Technology Exhibition in Singapore, according to Ha Noi Moi newspaper.

The system, which won a Vietnamese Talent Award last year, has been used in nearly 3,000 grassroots medical centres in 57 cities and provinces across the nation with about 10,000 health-checks conducted via the system.

VNPT is cooperating with foreign partners to develop the product further to meet the demands of provincial and national hospitals.

Participating in the exhibition, ongoing until June 3, the group also display e-government plans, online invoices and smart phones.

HIS is a healthcare management system that helps tackle overcrowding in healthcare facilities.

Bui Quoc Viet, Director of the Information and Public Relations Center of VNPT, said the system includes three management levels. Firstly, it will help State authorities manage hospitals via online systems. Secondly, it supports management at hospitals, and thirdly it directly supports patients.

At the State management level, managers will immediately be aware of the healthcare situation in provinces. They can then make decisions to enhance healthcare services.

Hospital management will have an immediate understanding of the situation at the hospital and its human resources and can make changes as required.

Patients can schedule appointments with a hospital online, removing the need to wait. All information about patients such as treatment time, fees paid, and prescriptions is stored in the system, which also reminds them to return to the hospital and even take their medicine.-VNA