Mr. LUONG CHI THANH

Vice-director, General Department of Health Information Technology Ministry of Health

Mr. LUONG CHI THANH

Vice-director, General Department of Health Information Technology Ministry of Health

Biography

Medical Doctor Luong Chi Thanh is currently the Vice-director, General Department of Health Information Technology, Ministry of Health of the Ministry of Heath – an agency responsible for advising and managing the development and implementation ICT applications in Vietnam medical industry.

Doctor Luong Chi Thanh graduated General Medical from the Odessa Medical University (1976-1982); Resident in Internal medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Nantes, France (1992), Research assistant on Endocrinology, Singapore (1998-1999) and Ph.D. in Internal Medicine, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam (2003). Since 1983, Doctor Thanh worked at Bach Mai General Hospital, including two years serving the army in Muong Khuong, old Hoang Lien Son. In 2003, he was appointed the Vice Director of the National Geriatric
Hospital. In April 2008, Doctor Thanh was assigned with the position of Director of the Central Institute of Medical Science Information – the government medical information and library body of MOH.

At the end of 2009, the IT Center of the MOH merged with this Institute to become the Central Health Information Technology Institute following the Decision number 4451/QD-BYT of MOH, where Doctor Thanh is the Director. Active in IT, Information- Library and publishing, CHITI has developed many specialized products such as: hospital management software (MedInfo), library management software (MedLib) website and medical portal (WebMed), online medical documents (MedDoc), SMS system (pRem), 4-tier report system (VieRS), online publishing (ePub) and medical HR management system (HHR). However, due to the current management, these products are not widely used.

In October 2012 , the Information Technology of MOH (HICTA) was founded based on the merger between CHITI and a division of the Sciences and Training Department. Doctor Thanh was appointed to be the Vice Director with the Decision number 4083/QD-BYT. His management responsibilities include to manage and provide guidance to the departments in the Center in terms of medical information
infrastructure, monitor and evaluate at local levels, and subsidiaries; provide policy and development consultancy for various units
and agencies…

The most practical and meaningful product of Vice Director Luong Chi Thanh is the online reporting system on the IT application inmedical industry (eReport.ictmoh.gov.vn), together with the Decision number 3219/QD-BYT (dated July 31 2015) on the issuance of six report templates and the Decision number 7562/QD-BYT (dated December 29 2016) on the issuance of five indices to evaluate the IT readiness in the medical industry.Another product that Doctor Thanh was striving to implement – that is the propagation of WHO and ITU document
published in 2012 named “National eHealth Strategy Toolkit” – the first manual that extensively touchs on the components and requirements for the development of a national electronic medical system.