Telemedicine ventures into Vietnam

AMD Global Telemedicine announced their partnership with ELINCO, a Vietnamese IT and telecom company, to integrate devices such as AMD’s high-res exam cameras and ophthalmoscopes with ELINCO’s AGNES 3.0 telemedicine portal. According to the release, quoting Vietnam’s Ministry of Health, over 80% of healthcare needs originate in the rural areas where most of Vietnam’s population lives, and they are looking at telemedicine to improve care both in rural health centers and military facilities (!) in remote areas. Future plans also include Laos and Cambodia. AMD release.