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FPT.eHospital saves time and effort
FPT IS and the Long An Department of Health officially launched Phase 1 of the "IT applications for managing the Long An province healthcare sector" on March 2, 2012.
FPT.eHospital software was deployed at two general hospitals in Can Giuoc and Moc Hoa districts and two district health centers in Can Duoc and Chau Thanh in Long An province. The project was implemented within five months, then checked and taken over in December 2011.
After five months of deployment and successful operation of the FPT.eHospital hospital management software, preliminary statistics show that patient services provided by the Long An health sector have improved.
The time for receiving individual patients has decreased from four minutes to one minute, hospital discharge procedures are 50% faster, and the time required for dispensing medicines and paying hospital fees has been reduced from five minutes to two minutes per patient.
Patient Nguyen Thi Anh Hong in Moc Hoa town, Moc Hoa district, said that now medical examinations take only one hour, instead of the entire day, as they did before.
According to patient Ngo Van Kien from Chau Thanh district, prescription information is clearer, including the types of drugs and dosages, and it is much easier to read than the doctor's handwriting.
FPT.eHospital has also decreased the amount of time required to write reports and it now takes only five minutes, compared to the previous one or two days. Director of Moc Hoa General Hospital, Dr. Vo Ngoc Tham, who is in charge of one of the four hospital units that deployed the FPT.eHospital software in Phase I, said: "The software supports calculations, statistics, and reports ... quickly and accurately, and has been very effective in facilitating pharmacy work. We can continuously keep track of how many and what types of drugs have been dispensed and instantly calculate the day's totals... Previously, this was difficult and very time consuming. Now it just takes no more than five minutes to get the complete information."
Agreeing with the comments above, Dr Bui Quoc Dung, Acting Director of the Chau Thanh District Medical Center, said, "In addition to supporting our professional work, the software also makes accurate periodic and special reports and tracks data quickly and efficiently, which reduces manual labor and the unnecessary use of medical equipment. It also improves the overall work and reduces the number of administrative procedures."
According to Deputy Director of the Long An Health Department Le Van Hau, this is the department's first step in its strategy to establish a general health database for Long An province and create a modern, digitalized medical environment in the future. Mr Hau says he hopes that through its experience during this phase, FPT IS will have gained a deeper understanding of the health situation in Long An province so it can develop a suitable model for the province and promote more effective coordination in the future.
In the next phase of the project, the ten remaining hospitals and health centers in Long An province will be equipped with FPT.eHospital software. When that has been completed, the provincial Department of Health will connect and synchronize data from all the medical facilities in the province to create a comprehensive management system and common database for the Long An healthcare sector. This will allow doctors to easily access every citizen's electronic medical records stored in the system so they can provide the most effective medical treatment at any hospital or medical center.
Mr. Pham Anh Chien, CEO of FPT IS SOFT, the unit deploying the project, said, "This is the country's first successfully operating hospital project to be deployed at four units in such a short period of time."