About HIMSS APAC Digital Dialogue Series:
The HIMSS APAC Digital Dialogue Series is a HIMSS member exclusive* webinar series that where HIMSS Chief Clinical Officer and host, Dr. Charles Alessi, virtually travels across seven countries in the Asia Pacific region to speak with healthcare leaders and technology experts on how digital health has become a critical tool in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Alessi's conversations with his guests will not only help us understand the way the virus proliferated, but also provide insight into how the adoption of digital health technologies fits into the wider health ecosystem, better preparing us for a future where digital health is seen as the ‘new normal’ in healthcare.
*For professionals in healthcare provider organizations, government and affiliated healthcare settings, HIMSS APAC will be providing complimentary membership for a limited time.
Date: Thursday, 18 June 2020
Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (GMT+8)
Thailand’s public health authorities have been aware of COVID-19 since before the new year. Thailand was also the first country to report COVID-19 outside of China. With support from private sector and universities, Thai public health officials have used various digital technologies (such as interactive websites, reporting and contact-tracing apps, softphone, service-assistant robots in cohort ward) to enhance their workflow for emerging disease response including communications, decision making, supporting the front-line healthcare staffs during COVID-19 outbreak. However, COVID-19 crisis shows that there are challenges on information integration and exchange both within and between organisations. The Health Information Exchange (HIE) and interoperability among various information systems need to be addressed for dealing with any emerging diseases in the future.