Ericsson Takes Part in Smart City Development Projects

Jan Wassenius, General Director of Ericsson Vietnam, said that the solution is believed to help ease the overloading at healthcare centers in Vietnam.

“Smart home”, “smart building” and “smart city” are the words which have been continuously mentioned recently by information technology
(IT) solution providers.

Smart city is understood as the modern city, where the urban area management agencies apply information and communication technology strongly in their management works, including the public administration services, or urban environment management.

Local dwellers also use IT solutions to communicate with the local authorities and use public services online. The model of smart city has been implemented in San Francisco in the US and Songdo in South Korea.

In fact, technology groups began providing smart IT solutions in some fields several years ago already. Swedish Ericsson has provided the solution to connect information systems in healthcare in Vietnam, a part of the program towards the e-healthcare. Ericsson has joined forces with the private Trang An Hospital in Hanoi to pilot the project.

With the solution, physicians and patients can communicate for health examination and disease treatments via mobile phones, while they do not have to meet each other. Ericsson plans to apply the solution in other hospitals in Vietnam as well, if the pilot project at Trang Anh hospital succeeds.

The information connection information by Ericsson is composed of a lot of different components which can operate independently or in combination to create
different solution packages, depending on the investment scales.

The components include the database about clinical records and about patients, healthcare centers, basic integrated services, electronic prescriptions, the
services provided by e-physicians, and the analysis and reporting systems.

Unlike the foreign solution provider, Bkav SmartHome, a 100 percent domestic owned company targets private houses to provide its solution.

Vu Thanh Thang, Director of Bkav SmartHome, said that the company has only provided single solutions, such as the induced water discharge system or the
intelligent lightening system.

It is expected that the fully worked out smart home of “SmartHome” would be introduced to clients by the end of the year with 20-30 already-programmed
interior devices. Each of the devices will regulate a specific system, such as electricity, air conditioner or lighting systems. The users can make programming
for their homes via mobile phones or Internet-accessible computers.

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