As one of the key human resource training centers in Vietnam, UMP has been striving to update scientific and technological achievements to effectively contribute to healthcare services for people.

Accordingly, students will be able to undergo technical and hands-on training in GE’s enterprise imaging solutions such as Centricity TM universal viewer and advanced visualization. It delivers comprehensive reading across hospitals, reporting and collaboration across care pathways to help improve clinical efficiency and drive enhanced patient outcomes.

It means that more than 200 clinicians will be trained to use digital healthcare tools in practice each year. The curriculum is also opened to working clinicians across the country to upgrade their skills.

Delegates cut ribbon to open the PACS Education Unit at Ho Chi Minh city University of Medicine and Pharmacy. (Photo: Ngoc Tram)

“Almost any industry globally, including healthcare, has started to leverage technology and digital solutions to work smarter and faster. As educators, we recognize the importance of starting early on this digital mindset early to ensure that our student’s skills will still be relevant upon graduation. To that end, we value this partnership with GE Healthcare and TD Medical. Their experience across implementation and industry best practices will ensure that our students get access to the latest solutions and technology to hone their skills”, said Assoc. Prof. Dr Chau Ngoc Hoa, head of PACS Education Unit.

In recent years, the Vietnamese Government has been promoting policies on applying digital tools into management and operations in general, and specifically in the healthcare sector. One of the features of Centricity Universal Viewer is Zero Footprint Viewer, which can be used to review images with a team, patient or family member. For example, surgeons can review images and surgery plans, then also reference images during intricate surgeries to locate key anatomy. Cardiologists, pediatricians and orthopedic surgeons can bring up images on portable devices at the bedside or in their office to share with patients and families as they discuss care plans.

Referring physicians can educate and comfort patients by explaining procedures and sharing knowledge. It all adds up to swifter decision making and more timely and efficient care for the patient. Studies showed that with mobile access capabilities, there is a 32% reduction in duplicated tests with anytime access to data.

“We are heartened to note that the Vietnamese government is keen to drive more digital solutions across the country. In the context of healthcare, digital solutions have the potential to improve hospital operational and clinical excellence all of which, ultimately impacts patient outcome. GE Healthcare is privileged for the opportunity to partner a prestigious local institution such as UMP and make a long-term contribution in enhancing the healthcare standards of Vietnam”, stressed Mr Pham Hong Son, Country Manager for GE Healthcare Vietnam./.