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The Latest Trends in the Digital Healthcare Industry in Thailand—How Far Has It Come?

One of the most important elements now transforming the worldwide medical industry—and in particular, public and private hospitals—is the rise of digital healthcare. Considering the recent COVID-19 pandemic and Thailand’s rapidly aging population, the country is eager to advance healthcare technology (HealthTech).

In this article, we’ll bring you up to date on emerging trends in the digital healthcare industry in Thailand.

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The growth potential of digital health in Asia

By 2025, the digital healthcare industry trend in Asia has the potential to increase its value by up to 100 billion US dollars (approximately 3.3 trillion baht), compared to its initial value of 37 billion US dollars (approximately 1.2 trillion baht). In Thailand, digital health can increase the market by up to 25 percent annually by 2020.

In addition, McKinsey discovered that healthcare delivery services provide 75 percent of the market value for digital healthcare, showing that this sector is likely to grow in the future. Let’s have a look at some interesting trends that have emerged.

  1. Online healthcare services
    Doctors can deliver healthcare services through voice and video calls using the telemedicine mobile app Raksa. The app enables users to check their personal medical history, inspect a doctor’s specific area of competence, purchase medications, or receive prescriptions online so they can purchase medicine at a pharmacy by themselves. Raksa also provides an online health insurance claim service, which saves even more time.
  2. Wellness and health promotion services
    In health and wellness promotion services, both the public and private sectors are cooperating to advance health technology. In particular, global technology leaders like Apple, (Apple Watch), AIA (AIA Vitality), and global health insurer Prudential (Pulse by Prudential), are racing to develop digital healthcare that can assess primary illness, view health and vaccine records, record nutrition of meals, and provide other features for health enthusiasts.
  3. Comprehensive public health service
    Many hospitals are attempting to develop integrated digital healthcare service platforms where patients can schedule doctor’s appointments, get medications, assess the risk of various diseases, and access vaccination information.
    The Singaporean government makes these services accessible via its HealthHub app. Meanwhile, 1,000 hospitals in China offer online health services in partnership with digital partners like Alibaba, Tencent, and Ping An.
  4. Operation and follow-up service
    Medlinker and ClouDr, two chronic disease management platforms in China, facilitate communication between patients, physicians, healthcare facilities, and pharmacists.
  • Medlinker has partnered with over 50,000 physicians to create innovative tools to help people with diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease, and has also partnered with online pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.
  • ClouDr has a platform for taking care of patients with various diseases and delivering prescription drugs to them.
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What is fueling the expansion of the digital healthcare industry in Thailand?

Two factors that have motivated the public and private sectors in Thailand to improve the country’s public health system for the long term: the COVID-19 pandemic, which lasted for over three years, and Thailand’s aging society.

Integrating digital healthcare into the system’s design is, of course, ideal. Artificial intelligence, cloud storage, 5G wireless, and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) are all technologies that various organizations are implementing. Health organizations in Thailand, both public and private, have taken notice of the digital revolution and have released new policies designed to improve lives by expanding access to digital healthcare.

At the AI & Big data Leadership Summit 2021 academic conference, Thai and international professionals discussed the benefits of using AI and Big Data to create a more effective patient data management system. Siriraj Hospital’s Digital Technology, which is a pioneer in digital healthcare in Thailand, was undeniably the major attraction.


Siriraj and the Future of Patient Care in Digital Health

Digital healthcare technology developed by Siriraj Hospital

  • AI technology for emergency diagnosis
    AI Paramedic helps quickly evaluate emergency cases. It also enables ER crews to handle minor injuries and illnesses at the scene.
  • AI for screening and initial illness diagnosis
    Siriraj Hospital employs 5G technology and artificial intelligence to rapidly evaluate symptoms and make early diagnoses, allowing doctors to better monitor patients’ health. The major benefit of this medical technology is enabling doctors to check on patients anytime, anywhere.
  • AI that aids in the accurate diagnosis of disease
    A medical professional’s training and experience are essential for making an accurate diagnosis. Siriraj Hospital developed this pathology with artificial intelligence technology to aid in the rapid diagnosis of sickness. It minimizes mistakes made in assessing serious conditions.
  • Smart inventory for drugs and equipment management
    Supplying medical equipment and medicine is a persistent problem for many large healthcare facilities. Because of this, Siriraj Hospital has created a Smart Inventory system that uses AI to monitor the distribution of medical supplies and determine whether there are sufficient quantities.
  • Medlinker has partnered with over 50,000 physicians to create innovative tools to help people with diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease, and has also partnered with online pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.
  • ClouDr has a platform for taking care of patients with various diseases and delivering prescription drugs to them.
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Join the digital health market with our mobile app developer team

With both the public and private sectors working hard to improve health tech, it’s clear that the digital health trend is on the upswing. Digital healthcare is getting attention around the world and has long-term growth potential. This includes private companies that are preparing for future epidemics, the aging society, and the needs of the new generation.

Morphosis can help you with every step of the app development process, from user research (UX Research) and user interface design (UI Design) to mobile app development (MAD) and digital marketing.

We’ve helped a wide range of companies, including ChiiWii, Raksa, Pulse by Prudential, Bumrungrad Hospital App, Bangkok Hospital App, and Samitivej Virtual Hospital, grow their e-commerce businesses.

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