KT partners with Hanoi Medical University to develop remote medical service platform


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SEOUL — KT, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, has teamed up with a medical school in Hanoi to jointly develop a remote medical service platform for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The partnership will become KT’s beachhead in Vietnam’s telemedicine services market, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of around 16%.

Telemedicine services are based on the Internet or telephone networks. Doctors can remotely diagnose patients by talking to them directly and accessing their medical records. The remote medical service is useful in providing health care to patients living in remote areas such as on an island or in the mountains where access to hospitals and professional medical services is limited.

KT signed a cooperation agreement with Hanoi Medical University to carry out the proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstration of a telemedicine service. The service will include a self-care guide for diabetic and hypertensive patients so they can monitor their condition and daily medication intake. The two parties would jointly develop a medical solution based on artificial intelligence for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

KT said the telemedicine testing platform will be launched in 2022. “We will develop differentiated healthcare solutions and become the market pioneer using businesses based in our forward base in Vietnam,” Song Jae said. , Vice President of KT’s Artificial Intelligence Convergence and Digital Transformation Business Division. -ho said in a statement on April 13.

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