Bach Mai Hospital, GE Healthcare sign training deal

Update: March, 20/2015 - 16:08
An elderly has been monitoring through patient monitor facilities donated by GE Healthcare at the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Bach Mai General Hospital in Ha Noi. — VNS File Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — The Bach Mai General Hospital and GE Healthcare today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide an education programme for improving patient connectivity and clinical decision making for physicians at the Ha Noi-based hospital.

"The signing of this co-operation agreement today opened up great opportunities for transferring expertise and enhancing education between GE's leading experts and Vietnamese colleagues, in order to access high-quality health services, and ensuring the safety of patients, especially critically ill patients," said the Director of the Bach Mai Hospital Professor Nguyen Quoc Anh.

The collaboration includes a US$250,000 worth patient monitor system, which will be used to help train physicians across the country on how to better utilise patient monitors. The programme will also help improve patient care and treatment, especially in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Bach Mai General Hospital.

Under framework of the programme, GE Healthcare will provide more than 30 of the company's B40 and CARESCAPE B650 patient monitors, in addition to two CIC Pro central monitoring stations. These systems can assist clinicians in potentially reducing a patient's duration of stay and mortality in the ICU. — VNS