The Health Ministry is planning to modernise the way state hospitals examine a patient’s medical history by implementing a digitalised hospital system called “Peth Yerng” already being used in some private clinics.
The plan to do so was unveiled by Health Minister Mam Bun Heng during a visit to Preah Ang Duong Hospital on Friday, where he said this hospital’s system will be the first to be digitised.
Mr Bun Heng added that after it has been launched, the ministry will then apply the system to other state hospitals so patients can receive easier access to treatments at a reduced cost.
He noted patients will receive a medical ID card containing their personalised digital medical records.
“It will show the patient’s history uploaded into a system,” Mr Bun Heng said. “It will also show which medication a patient is taking in order to make it easier to monitor their health.”
“Some countries have already implemented this system,” he added. “We are training our doctors and medical staff on this modern technology.”
Pong Limsan, founder and CEO of First Womentech Asia and Peth Yoeung and developer of the digital medical system, today said the system was first implemented in some private clinics in 2013.
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