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The collaboration includes $250,000 in patient monitors, provided by GE Healthcare, which will be used to help train Vietnamese clinicians across the country on how to better utilise patient monitors to improve patient care, specifically in the emergency department and intensive care unit (ICU). Through this grant 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.
“Strengthening the application of modern technology to improve the quality of medical care and training has always been the first priority of Bach Mai Hospital for the past 100 years of establishment and development,” said Professor Nguyen Quoc Anh, director of Bach Mai Hospital. “The signing of this cooperation agreement between GE Healthcare and Bach Mai Hospital today opens 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 ensure the safety of patients, especially critically ill patients.”
As one of the largest hospitals in Vietnam, Bach Mai plays a large role in the education and training of much of Vietnam’s healthcare work force. It is reported that nearly 2,000 clinicians a year receive various kinds of medical training courses at Bach Mai, including medical students, post graduates and clinicians participating in advanced clinical training programmes. Through this, clinicians will have access to various workshops and trainings facilitated by GE Healthcare’s vast network of expert clinicians from around the globe.
“Education and training have long been priorities for GE Healthcare in Vietnam,” said David Utama, president and CEO of GE Healthcare ASEAN. “Our goal is help improve access to quality healthcare by helping to build the capacity of healthcare professionals via our ASEAN Healthcare Learning Institute. As one of the largest teaching hospitals in Vietnam, there is no better partner than Bach Mai to help drive this mission of healthcare education and increased access for Vietnamese across the country.”
Today’s announcement marks an extension of an MOU GE Healthcare signed with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health in 2012, which outlined the collaborative journey between the two organisations to improve healthcare training and education for healthcare providers across Vietnam.
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