Date: 24-Jul-2020

Vietnam Has Roadmap To Upgrade And Modernise Healthcare System

o enhance clinical laboratory practice in Vietnam, Roche Diagnostics together with leading industry associations, government-linked bodies developed an educational Lean Six Sigma program designed to improve and ensure laboratory quality standards through a lab quality improvement workshop to specifically address the needs and challenges of these labs in Vietnam. Clinical laboratories are an integral part of the overall care delivery system and 60% of medical decisions are based on results produced by clinical laboratories. A leaner and more efficient laboratory leaves room for growth by removing excess waste and improving processes related to specialized testing services. A high growth market, the government in Vietnam launched the 2020 vision to modernise health infrastructure in the country. However, Vietnamese laboratories face challenges in establishing laboratory practice and high-quality standards which means that the lab practices, quality standards and patient safety can be further improved to bring it at par with other countries in Asia Pacific. To enhance clinical laboratory practice in Vietnam, Roche Diagnostics together with leading industry associations, government-linked bodies developed an educational Lean Six Sigma program designed to improve and ensure laboratory quality standards through a lab quality improvement workshop to specifically address the needs and challenges of these labs in Vietnam. In an exclusive interview with BioSpectrum Asia Magazine, Ms Jozica Habijanic, Country Manager at Roche Diagnostics Philippines, talked about the impact of the program, trends in the medical diagnostics industry, and future plans of the company. Ms Jozica supported the LEAN Clinical Laboratory Practice Programme in Vietnam in her former role as Head of Strategic Development at Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific.