Mar 2020 –The Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Tonga awarded VAMED, an international end-to-end provider of solutions to healthcare facilities – the project for management, implementation and support of the nationwide Health Information System (HIS) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Tonga has a population of about 107,000 people living on 170 islands spread across 750,000 square kilometers in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean.

Nova is proud to be the chosen partner of VAMED to supply and roll-out our very own VESALIUS Hospital Information System (HIS). The project titled “Introducing eGovernment through Digital Health in the Kingdom of Tonga” will see the deployment of a nationwide system that spans across 4 major hospitals and 27 other health centres/primary care clinics across the archipelago. With a centralised system, MOH aims to maintain a single and unique National Health Identifier for every citizen and able to access their medical record whichever hospital they visit. MOH will also rely on the digital system to improve the quality and reliability of health statistics in Tonga.

As part of the project, Nova shall be training the users, integrating VESALIUS to 3rd party systems and carrying out data migration from their legacy HIS.

This project is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).



Founded in 1982, VAMED’s first project was the project management of the General Hospital of the City of Vienna. Since then, VAMED has implemented more than 900 health projects in around 90 countries and provides around the globe tailor-made services for hospitals and other healthcare facilities .

VAMED’s international portfolio comprises the entire value chain from project development via the planning and construction of a healthcare facility, to highly specialized commercial, infrastructure, and technical services.


About Asian Development Bank

ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.

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