Thai Hospital and Local IT Specialist to Digitize Elderly Care

August 2023

Thai IT specialist NEC Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thammasat University Hospital to collaborate on developing a digital platform to support the hospital’s healthcare system.

Thammasat University Hospital is a high-level hospital with the capacity to provide comprehensive medical care in all branches, including outpatient, inpatient, and emergency care. A significant portion of the Thai population seeks medical services at the hospital regularly, particularly the elderly. Thammasat Thammarak Center was established to enhance its elderly care capabilities, including OPD geriatric services, day care, rehab, long-term care, intermediate care and palliative care.

The two organizations will jointly develop an application to digitize all records and treatment plans. This innovative system will facilitate the digitalization of health data, enable healthcare providers to create comprehensive digital care plans, and enhance communication between family members and elderly patients.

As part of this collaboration, NEC will deploy IoT devices at the hospital specifically designed to detect falls. Leveraging this fall detection technology, healthcare providers will have the ability to promptly respond to incidents and deliver immediate care to patients. Furthermore, NEC will introduce an application that will serve as an alert system, notifying caregivers and patients’ relatives in case of emergencies, such as a fall or a sudden deterioration in a patient’s health.

The Thammasat Thammarak Center is currently constructing a Medical Building for the Elderly to serve as a model center for comprehensive care for the elderly and end-of-life patients. It will also serve as a research center, fostering innovation and providing education, learning, and training opportunities related to the care of the elderly and end-of-life patients. The project is expected to be completed and operational in the year 2025 and will be able to accommodate approximately 200 beds for elderly care.

(Source: NEC Corporation)

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