At the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The Ministry of Health has signed an agreement with FPT Group on the use and development of information technology in the health sector for 2018-2028.

Speaking at the signing ceremony in Hanoi on August 16, Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said the ministry has completed and promulgated a policy mechanism to develop e-health.

In 2017, the health ministry was ranked first among all ministries in promoting mechanisms, policies and regulations for IT application, she said.

Most hospitals have used information technology in management, like telemedicine to support lower-level health care facilities and using the national vaccination information management system to ensure all children receive full vaccinations on schedule, she noted.

According to the minister, a highlight in the deal with FPT Group is the two sides will coordinate to build a smart health care model, smart hospital and smart health administration.
The use of information technology aims to bring satisfaction to people, she said, adding that smart hospital software will reduce waiting time for patients.

She suggested promoting the use of smart health software at medical stations and family doctor facilities in communes and wards.

Under the agreement, the health ministry and FPT Group will cooperate in building e-health architecture and professional materials guiding the application of information technology in the field, implementing  regulations on e-health for medical units, studying e-health development and training on data centre operation. -VNA