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Remote health examination, treatment still has long way to go

Experts discussed payments for remote health examination and treatment with health insurance during a recent conference held by the Ministry of Health in Hanoi.Experts said remote health examination and treatment was an effective measure to raise work effectiveness in grassroots levels while reducing the burden ...

Measures to develop smart healthcare in Vietnam

The Information Technology Development Project for Smart Healthcare in the 2019-2025 period has been approved by the Minister of Health Care to apply and develop digital and smart technologies in the health sector, contributing to building a modern, high-quality, equal, effective and integrated healthcare system ...

Vietnam shares experience in primary healthcare at UN meeting

About 81% of patients questioned said they are satisfied with medical services in Vietnam, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien cited an independent survey while delivering a speech at a United Nations meeting on September 23. The meeting, themed “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to ...

Medical prices to increase slightly from August 20

The prices of about 1,900 different services offered at public hospitals have increased from Tuesday (August 20), according to the Ministry of Health.The current healthcare prices were calculated on the basis of the basic salary of VNĐ1.390 million (US$60). Once the basic salary has been ...

WB helps improve grassroots health services in Vietnam

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 20 approved an 80-million-USD loan to help Vietnam improve basic health service quality and access, especially in disadvantaged areas. The Investing and Innovating for Grassroots Health Service Delivery Project is designed to enable commune health stations (CHS) ...

Health ministry may walk back service fee increase

The Ministry of Health plans to halt a planned increase of medical service fees if the consumer price index (CPI) increases in 2019, the Vietnam News Agency has reported.Nguyễn Nam Liên, head of MoH’s Department of Financial Planning, said on Tuesday that in 2019, healthcare costs ...

Patient satisfaction improves, concerns remain about costs

The average patient satisfaction index (PSI) in 2018 improved slightly to 4.04/5, or 80.8 percent of their expectation, compared to 3.98/5 and 79.6 percent in 2017. The 2018 figure was announced by the Health Ministry in coordination with Vietnam-initiative (VNI) at a workshop on May 30.Director ...

PPP investment model helps improve quality of healthcare service: experts

The public-private partnership (PPP) investment model is seen as an opportunity for hospitals to improve the quality of their service, thus attracting more patients, experts said on May 21. Speaking at a conference on PPP investment for the health sector held in Ho Chi Minh City ...

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