04 May 2021 | News
Digitalization to Advance Thailand's Hospital System
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YCP Solidiance, an Asia-focused strategy consulting firm, recently published a new white paper titled "The Future of Smart Hospitals in Thailand: How Digitalization is Transforming Thailand's Hospitals System," highlighting that smarter hospitals and more digitalized systems can help address Thailand's issues of an aging society, increasing healthcare costs, and continually changing medical needs.
As Thailand enters an aging society, the country is expected to reach a 0.3% population growth rate in 2024, with more elderly people and more complex healthcare needs. Adding to that, the country lacks human resources and is constrained by infrastructure limitations.
Digitalization is viewed as one of the best approaches to address this issue while meeting immediate needs and helping achieve long-term goals.
Technology is essential to enable digitalization in healthcare, which includes recommendations to focus on: