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IBM helps smarten health care in Thailand

Posted: 18 Sep 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:smart health care  Thailand heath care  software 

The Bangkok Hospital Group in Thailand is enhancing patient care services by working with IBM to provide smarter health care. The group is investing in best-in-class information technology to deliver on its commitment to provide the highest quality, internationally-accepted standards of medical care.

Bangkok Hospital Group launched a project to integrate and centralise its electronic medical records with IBM Power Systems in an effort to improve services by providing the most convenient and effective care. The new system will manage and interconnect the medical records to other hospitals in the network, offering patients a 'one-stop' registration, along with quicker and more convenient services.

The group of hospitals will also upgrade its financial and business management system with IBM Cognos TM1, which provides intelligent financial analytics capabilities. The software will connect hospital data and analyse statistics to help executives make precise investment decisions that will truly meet patients' needs.

Chatree Duangnet, CEO of Bangkok Hospital Medical Centre said, "Throughout our 37 years of operation we have sought to provide medical services that match the highest international standards, employing the most appropriate and up-to-date practices and technology in all fields of medicine. With IBM, we are able to offer an effective treatment analysis faster than before, and with more convenient services. The systematic and integrated data system will be of great benefit for medical research, paving the way for Bangkok Hospital Group to set a new standard of smarter health care in Thailand."

Veerasak Kritsanapraphan, chief information executive, Bangkok Hospital Group added, "The IT development projects with IBM greatly benefits both patients and doctors. From now on patients of Bangkok Hospital and 17 other centres in the group can experience a single, hassle-free registration process, while doctors can instantly track patient medical history. To support our business expansion, we also adopted IBM software to help the hospital improve its financial performance management with 'what-if' modelling capabilities for more effective business planning. This technology will help executives meet clients' needs and bring greater returns."

IT advantages
According to Thanwa Laohasiriwong, country general manager, IBM Thailand Co. Ltd, "Bangkok Hospital Group is a great example of an organisation applying IT systems for service excellence and effective management. In a business which is all about making people feel confident of the treatment they are receiving, our technology and innovation, together with our highly experienced and skilful support team will help Bangkok Hospital Group achieving its future business goals."

IBM works with clients around the world to create smarter healthcare systems. This includes better integrated data so doctors, patients and insurers can share information seamlessly and efficiently; moving away from paper records in order to reduce medical errors and improve efficiencies; and applying advanced analytics to vast amounts of data to improve medical research, diagnosis and treatment.

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