Public Health Ministry Pushes Use of Emerging Technology by State Hospitals

“THE PUBLIC Health Ministry is encouraging hospitals under its supervision to tap the power of emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), “Big Data” and artificial intelligence (AI).

The use of IoT, AI and Big Data (large and complex data sets to be processed and analysed to reveal patterns for new insights and accurate predictions) improves the quality of in-depth analysis of health information from all angles and improves planning for appropriate services for each location, he added.

Public Health permanent secretary Dr Sukhum Kanchanapimai said the ministry and Siam Commercial Bank had jointly launched “MOPH Connect” Line account in mid-November as a communication channel. Users can use this account to get information on participating hospitals and locations, make queue reservations and get an advance reminder of a doctor’s appointment.

It will also allow users to express their opinions, make donations and submit donation details for tax deduction, he said.”