Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has already started to collaborate with VMware Inc, a cloud infrastructure provider in order to launch an eHealth strategy which can change the way healthcare services are delivered in the country.
MoPH utilized help from VMware Horizon and VMware vSphere to merge the IT infrastructure for better performance, management and greater savings on operational spending.
With this, an improvement in quality as well as the harmonization of healthcare services is aimed. In addition, this allows for better accessibility and healthcare affordability given to patients, facilitators and providers.
This also reinforces “Digital Thailand”, the government’s overall goal and vision, that facilitates the application of digital technology to build opportunities aimed at economic growth and at improvement in terms of government service delivery to its general public.
The director of Information and Communication Technology Center, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, assistant professor Polawat Witoolkollachit, M.D. mentioned that they are committed to the innovation of the way the healthcare services are delivered across Thailand. He added that virtualization as well as business mobility solutions enable professionals and hospitals towards the delivery of a 24/7 healthcare in Thailand. This is an important stepping stone for the country’s digital transformation, and they are looking forward to having more technology solutions provided by VMware to enhance value to the people.
Thailand’s healthcare system through the years
In the past years, healthcare system in Thailand went through significant improvements in order to keep up with the overall development. Almost everyone in Thailand’s 67 million population are now receiving Health Insurance (ประกันภัยสุขภาพ) ever since the universal coverage scheme was started around 2002.
There is also a record decrease in child and infant mortality and a rise in the life expectancy. Aside from this, there are positive performances as seen in healthcare indicators globally. The success was due partly to improvements in the IT infrastructure.
A powerful IT infrastructure will empower administrators and clinicians to make the best out of the workflows, to better manage, to better analyze patients’ data and to enable mobile access in order to deliver quick and consistent quality healthcare for everyone in the country.