Thai Health Promotion Foundation launches “Social Telecare” platform

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) announced the new Social Telecare platform, designed to help improve the livelihoods of the vulnerable population with regards to health services.

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation and Thammasat University launched the Social Telecare platform aimed at improving health services for the vulnerable population. This platform is currently being tested in 89 hospitals across the country.

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) has announced the new Social Telecare platform, designed to help improve the livelihoods of the vulnerable population with regards to health services. Developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Administration at Thammasat University, the platform aims to help improve access to national health security services among people with disabilities, prisoners, dependent elderly and monks, among others.

The platform is currently being tested in a sandbox with 89 hospitals, covering all 13 health districts. The campaign has so far trained some 2,000 social workers, health professionals and village health volunteers.

The Social Telecare platform will be linked to primary care units, enabling real-time patient assessment and reporting functions, with data additionally provided to multidisciplinary teams to provide more comprehensive services.

The platform aims to help reduce some of the costs associated with the public health system, while allowing data to be analyzed for policy-making purposes and to address systemic issues in the future. (NNT)


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