Siemens Vietnam on February 20 donated a 400,000 USD syngo.phaza Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) solution to Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

Dr. Bern Montage, CEO of Imaging and Therapy Systems at Siemens AG said the company understands very well the challenges facing Vietnamese hospitals, and thus hopes that the donated PACS system will support the hospital to optimise its workflow and improve performance significantly.

This health care IT solution, composed of hardware and software components plus professional services, will help improve the imaging diagnostic workflows within the hospital.

As a result, it would offer mutual benefits for both the hospital and for more than a million patients that need medical exams and imaging diagnostics each year.

It will also help to reduce costs in diagnosis and treatment planning by better optimising the utilisation of existing hospital resources and avoiding some “non value adding” process steps.

Moreover, this hi-tech system will help save time and reduce stress for medical staff, which ultimately results in higher patient throughput and improved performance.

Cho Ray Hospital is a Special Hospital of the Ministry of Health with 66 clinical departments that provide health care services to 22 provinces in central, southern and the Highland provinces.

In 2012, more than 1 million patients had medical exams at the hospital.-VNA