Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — EDoctor Joint Stock Company and Hòa Hảo Medical Diagnosis Centre yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to use information technology in the medical sector to better meet demand for diagnosis and treatment.
People can book for general health checks at MEDIC Hòa Hảo or get blood samples taken at home for testing at the centre via eDoctor mobile app and receive the results online.
The app also enables patients to receive medical advice and instructions at home from experienced doctors.
Dr Phan Thanh Hải, director of MEDIC Hòa Hảo, said though his centre opens at 4am daily and works seven days a week, there is always a large crowd, and people have to wait for long for their turn.
The tie-up means patients do not have to travel and can save time while also avoiding the gauntlet of infection they always have to run when visiting medical facilities, he said.
Đặng Công Nguyên, director of eDoctor, said the tie-up would bring about a revolution in health checks and treatment in the south.
Patients would benefit from the convenience IT provides, the wide medical network of eDoctor and MEDIC’s quality medical checks and treatment.
EDoctor is a Vietnamese tech start-up in the medical sector.
It has a network consisting of family doctors and nurses, and provides services such as booking for general medical check-ups, taking blood samples at home and healthcare at home.
More than 10,000 people have used its services since 2014.
MEDIC Hòa Hảo is a private diagnostic centre and clinic that has been in operation for more than 30 years.
There is a MEDIC hospital system in many provinces serving nearly one million patients a year. — VNS