From 17th to 22nd August 2022, as part of the project activities, Prof. Huan Nguyen paid a visit to partner Universitas Gadjah Mada to work with the project team (Dr. Lutfan Lazuardi, Dr. Gunadi, Dr. Dini Prasetia Wati, Hanifah Wulandari, Fitratun Auliyah, Gabi Ceria) from Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing. The two project leads from Indonesia (Dr Yodi Mahendradhata, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, UGM) and the UK (Prof. Huan Nguyen), with the witness of the two Vice Deans, Dr. Ahmad Hamim and Dr. Lina Choridah, have signed an MoU on this occasion to open platform for further research and teaching collaborations between the two universities, particularly on the areas of digital technology for public health. Prof. Nguyen also paid a visit to other project partners, Mlati II Primary Healthcare Centre and the UGM Academic Hospital.
During the visit to Mlati II Primary Healthcare Centre, Dr. Veronika Evita Setianingrum (Head of the Centre) introduced its facilities and capacity. Mlati II Health Centre is one of the two health centres in the sub-district that has a population of 14.000 families. During the Covid pandemic, almost all people were infected with Covid 19, but at the moment there are-19 zero cases. Covid data is updated once a week. Mlati II Health Centre has 84 members of staff with 6 doctors, 50 nurses, 10 midwifes, 2 dentists, 3 lab analysts. During the pandemic, many technologies were developed, including the use of telemedicine (Temenin) from the MOH, which is also connected with ECG and ultrasound. The problem of network connection on telemedicine in Indonesia was also discussed.
At UGM Academic Hospital, key staff members Dr. Ade RSA and Pak Yusuf presented platforms at the Hospital to optimize health service for example integrated e-HR, electronic based for some assessment (pain scale, EWS, humpty dumpty score, etc.) as well as the electronic drug monitoring systems for patients.
Prof Nguyen concluded the visit with a guest lecture to students and members of staff from UGM on the topic of “Digital Twin Technology: State of Play and the Use Case of Healthcare Resilience”. The lecture was moderated by Dr. Diah Ayu Puspandari Apt, MBA MKes.