Advanced Health Intelligence and OneClinic innovate Vietnamese healthcare

November 04, 2023 | 10:53
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Advanced Health Intelligence Ltd. (AHI) on November 3 signed an agreement with Vietnam-based OneClinic to integrate its biometric health assessment capabilities into OneClinic’s interoperable digital health record system.

OneClinic's mission to reshape patient health and medical records in Vietnam has reached new heights through the new partnership with AHI. By incorporating AHI’s state-of-the-art health screening capabilities within mobile technology, they are bringing forth accessibility, convenience, and adaptability in population screening.

More crucially, integrating AHI's technology into OneClinic's platform addresses Vietnam's pressing concern: the escalating prevalence of chronic diseases. By offering universal access to health screenings, the two are better positioned to manage and pre-empt chronic conditions, especially among the nation's most vulnerable demographics.

"Our strategic partnership with AHI, leveraging its smartphone-based biometric assessments, empowers OneClinic to fast-track our ambitions," said Francis Nguyen, CEO of OneClinic, an electronic medical record (EMR) and personal health record (PHR) supplier.

"This collaboration, rooted in best-in-class technology, positions us to seamlessly service, create, and maintain a holistic personal health record for individuals seamlessly with a medical record for physicians from the vast Vietnamese population – all accessible from the palm of their hand.”

Tailored for mass screenings, the AHI Biometric Health Assessment technology can target Vietnam's substantial population. The tech's significance lies in its ability to enable early identification of identifiable risks to most of the country’s smartphone users for earlier interventions, facilitating not just efficient healthcare budget allocation but also elevating the quality of life for Vietnamese citizens.

Addressing the chronic disease epidemic in Vietnam necessitates a paradigm shift, moving away from solely clinician-based care, Nguyen explained. It calls for community-centred prevention strategies fortified by digital tools that transition disease management and prevention from medical facilities to homes – all using a smartphone.

OneClinic's vision aligns with this objective. Its primary aim is to identify and support individuals at heightened risk of chronic disease, a move that could radically diminish mortality rates. The approach is not just humane but also pragmatic, understanding that even a moderate investment in chronic disease prevention can reap substantial economic dividends for Vietnam.

Scott Montgomery, CEO of AHI said, "AHI's strategic partnership with OneClinic demonstrates a commitment to Vietnam's healthcare needs. Our collaboration aims to redefine healthcare accessibility in Vietnam, as the need for early detection and intervention has never been as intense. The integration of AHI’s Biometric Health Assessment into OneClinic’s interoperable health records system is an accelerant to that change."

The convergence of AHI's health screening with OneClinic's digital health and medical records promises unseen accessibility, and offers immediate healthcare accessibility for nearly 100 million Vietnamese residents, Montgomery added.

Advanced Health Intelligence and OneClinic innovate Vietnamese healthcare

As part of the tie-up, AHI and OneClinic are set to initiate a research project for 5,000 individuals funded by a combination of non-governmental organisations, employers, and big pharma as the foundational stage before introducing the integrated solution to the market. The research project is hoped to set the stage for a successful and widespread launch of interoperable health and medical records for Vietnam.

As a result, AHI and OneClinic are targeting one million paid users in the first 12 months from commercial launch, which is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.

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OneClinic, with its guiding principle “For a Healthy Vietnam”, has embarked on a transformative journey to digitally engage patients across the entire nation of Vietnam. Launched by One Clinic Co., Ltd., the digital health platform offers innovative IT solutions for clinic management, making it the nexus between personal health records, clinics, testing centres, pharmacies, and private health insurance agencies.

This integrated approach is aimed at revolutionising the patient experience, ensuring convenience, and elevating the standards of medical examination and treatment services.

Central to OneClinic's objectives is its state-of-the-art EMR system, which has been developed using the patented CLAS Healthcare EMR software, recognised by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2022. In tandem, the platform also boasts the global PHR system, which is pending a US patent.

Together, these tools create a centralised medical database aligned with international interoperable standards, encapsulating a patient's journey across various healthcare facilities.

The synchronous relationship between EMR and global PHR is at the heart of OneClinic’s philosophy. The former is a pivotal tool for doctors while the latter empowers patients, particularly those managing chronic diseases, by allowing them to consistently update their health status from the comfort of their homes or wherever else is convenient.

Meanwhile, by harnessing the VMED Group's digital transformation model, OneClinic has crafted niche software capabilities, all anchored by OneHIE health data repository, which complies with international medical standards.

Its established endeavours in provinces like Khanh Hoa and collaborations like the one with the Hue Family Medicine Centre exemplify its commitment to optimising healthcare models across the nation.

Endorsed with the Sao Khue Award 2023 and backed by testimonials from experts like Dr. Nguyen Minh Tam, vice rector at the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacology, OneClinic's digital health platform stands as a testament to the transformative power of IT in healthcare.

The company’s overarching goal is not just limited to Vietnam; armed with its USPTO patents, it has set the sights on extending its digital health platform outreach to numerous other developing nations, confirmed CEO Nguyen.

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