The Hanoi Department of Information and Communications and International Data Group (IDG Vietnam) on March 30th co-organized Vietnam Digital Government 2016 with the theme “Digital Government: modern infrastructure, smart public services, greaThe Hanoi Department of Information and Communications and International Data Group (IDG Vietnam) on March 30th co-organized Vietnam Digital Government 2016 with the theme “Digital Government: modern infrastructure, smart public services, greater transparency and citizen engagement”.
Since 2003, Vietnam Digital Government (previously known as Vietnam eGovernment Symposium), has been recognized as the biggest and most prestigious national forum in Vietnam. It is the platform for the digital government reform projects implemented by the public and private sectors as well as discussions about practical solutions in an effort to develop the digital government effectively and holistically.
Utilizing information technology applications in the government operation is a pivotal mission for the progression of digital government in this global integration. However, the timeline of applying information technologies (IT) in the government development of Vietnam is facing several difficulties along with challenges including the limitation of IT infrastructure systems affecting the applications of IT, the uncompleted public services failing to meet the users’- demands.
The average investment in transport infrastructure in Vietnam from 1995 to the present is about 4-5% of the total GDP, while many countries are merely 2-3%. The Ministry of Transport has officially launched the "Intelligent Transport Solutions based on the digital map" in the hope of solving complex transport issues at present. Along with the activities of transportation, the healthcare field also has conducted remarkable activities, especially the IT applications and development strategy from 2016 to 2020 approved by the Ministry of Health including 33 projects accounted for VND1,800 billion.
Moreover, in the early of February, online public services level 4 will be officially deployed at all medical facilities. These activities are the proofs of efforts made by Ministry of Health in applying IT advantages to improve the healthcare management as well as the service quality.
There, experts also had a depth discussion about IT solutions in smart city development, especially transport and health issues. Some main topics include: Opportunities and Challenges for deploying e-health in Vietnamese hospitals, IT Solutions for enhancing the quality of healthcare services, Current status of implementing and developing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in Hanoi, Building technology infrastructure for smart city: solutions & approaching methods.
Along with the Conference, the Expo in 2016 will showcase and introduce modern technology solutions, optimization such as: communications infrastructure, database center, big data, cloud computing, connectivity center, solution management & data sharing, information security, etc… In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to interact directly with leading solution providers to address issues of concern today./.