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Experts discuss telemedicine innovations at HCM City seminar

Update: July, 10/2016 - 09:00
Doctors at the Gia Định People’s Hospital in HCM City use telemedicine to give special consultation to doctors at the Củ Chi District Hospital. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY— Telemedicine experts, doctors, policy makers and startup entrepreneurs discussed how telemedicine innovations are changing healthcare delivery at a conference in HCM City on Friday.

“Future of Health: Telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence” brought together distinguished speakers, including two-time Academy Award winner and digital animation pioneer Richard Chuang, innovators and local institutions to discuss about artificial intelligence, telemedicine technologies and the business of digital health.

It also featured a pitch competition for students of the HCM City University of Science who have been working on telemedicine and artificial intelligence for their final year thesis.

Telemedicine, through its current application and future potential, is among the fields that the US is supporting in Việt Nam.

Health and medical sciences is one of the five focus areas in the bilateral science co-operation mechanism between the US and Việt Nam, Nate Rettenmayer, an economic official at the US consulate in HCM City, said.

The conference was organised by the consulate, the HCM City University of Science, and video telehealth platform VSee. —VNS
















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