KT partners with pharmaceutical company to provide Vietnamese language-based medical information sharing platform

By Kim Joo-heon Posted : June 14, 2023, 14:26 Updated : June 20, 2023, 09:08

[Aju News DB]

SEOUL -- South Korea's major telecom company will work with Dong-A ST, a domestic pharmaceutical company, to develop a Vietnamese language-based medical information platform. Dong-A ST will create a new medical education content so that Vietnamese medical workers can learn about South Korean medical technology.
Dong-A ST is currently operating a platform called "Mediflix," which provides various types of content such as medical know-how, patient experience, and latest trends in treating diseases. Users can also watch lecture videos through its online live transmission service.
KT said in a statement that the company partnered with Dong-A ST to provide an online platform that delivers medical technology information to Vietnamese medical staff. Through the new platform set to be released in July, Vietnamese users can watch replays of offline seminars, attend online lectures, and receive advice from instructors. KT is also considering hosting joint seminars with Vietnamese hospitals using the platform.   
The telecom company has formed an advisory group consisting of medical staff from five South Korean hospitals. The group will come up with curriculums and participate in producing lectures and distributing content.
"As we are engaged in a healthcare business in Vietnam, we are considering if there are any methods to contribute to upgrading Vietnam’s healthcare service," KT's healthcare business division director Lim Seung-hyuk said in a statement on June 14.
In April 2022, KT signed an agreement with a medical school in Hanoi to carry out the proof of concept (PoC) demonstration of a remote medical service platform for patients with chronic diseases. The company is also working with Huray Positive, a South Korean digital healthcare company, to cooperate in the telemedicine business in Vietnam. Through telemedicine services, doctors can provide healthcare for patients living in remote areas.
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