Vingroup-Penn Alliance

Clinical Care

Clinical Care and Quality Working Group

Through the alliance with University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Vingroup has called for the development of strategic initiatives to address health challenges and alleviate the burden of non-communicable diseases in Vietnam. Contemporary health issues often require personalized attention to chronic care, often in a high acuity setting. With the change in expectations for maintenance of health and care across the continuum, there is also a desire for personalized attention to preventive care, obstetrical care and community medicine. These needs cannot currently be uniformly met in the public sector.  In this regard, the Vinmec health system was established in 2012 to provide an exceptional level of health care for the citizens of Vietnam, serving as the premier national and regional choice for the discerning patient seeking an international standard of care. Accordingly, Vinmec’s goals are to provide international quality care to address local health care needs and cultivate medical tourism, to develop centers for excellence within specialized medical services, and to advance research and education programs in concert with the formation of VinUniversity (VinUni).

Within the Vingroup-Penn Alliance’s Clinical Quality and Care working group an emphasis is placed on high-priority care needs for patients with cancer and heart disease. This strategic partnership addresses clinical care service provision and staff attributes overall, with a focus on the domains of General Medicine (inpatient and community based), Oncology, and Cardiology. Similarly, the working group incorporates these items when designing the quality metrics, CME and CNE topics for healthcare providers, and in choosing which areas to focus evidence-based care. The Clinical Care and Quality working group develops plans for improving and sustaining: (1) Physician/nurse/pharmacist roles and inter-professional care; (2) Quality assurance throughout the Vinmec health system; and (3) Professional development, management, and operational improvement of hospital staff.

Read more about the partnership here.

Vingroup-Penn Alliance Signing Ceremony with handshake