Danish Embasssy and OTH discuss possible collaboration with Siriraj Hospital

10 February 2017

 

On Wednesday 8 February 2017 the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok accompanied a Danish company, OpenTeleHealth, to a meeting with one of Thailands leading public hospitals, Siriraj Hospital. Thailand, like Denmark, witnesses an aging population, which increasingly is diagnosed with treatable diseases. Increasing diagnostics together with an aging population puts added pressure on hospital beds and treatment in both countries.

OpenTeleHealth is a leading Danish TeleHealth company delivering an open remote health monitoring platform, for patients to monitor their own condition either by manual or automatic smart-devices, while doctors and nurses can access patient data from a web portal. This enables the hospitals to prioritize patients. The data collected can also assist in evaluating whether the patients’ condition is improving and further whether the daily treatment is working as intended.

As one of the leading hospitals in Thailand, Siriraj Hospital witnesses the trend towards better and more diagnostics. An important and preliminary discussion between Siriraj Hospital and Open TeleHealth was initiated. As a starting point, both parties are working on the foundations for a pilot project, intended to put a light on how this platform can support treatment in Thailand. In a long run, the hope is that the project will establish a basis for implementation on a larger scale.

 

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