Bangkok, 7 September 2022: Hospital Management Asia 2022, Southeast Asia’s leading annual healthcare conference returns on 7-8 September 2022 and will be held at Centara Grand Hotel and the Bangkok Convention Center. The conference is aimed at hospital and healthcare leaders and professionals who will have the opportunity to exchange opinions and insights about their digitalization journey and discuss obstacles to digital adoption, as well as finding the right talent for healthcare organizations.
“With the objective of developing a new S-curve business for Thailand, one of the plans initiated by the Thai government is the creation of an international health hub (Medical Hub) and a Medical Tourism Hub that could generate revenue of 500 billion baht, according to Bank Krungsri research. The Thai government sees the importance of the Medical Hub and of creating the ecosystem for the country to be a leader in medical tourism. For example, BOI promotes the investment in clinical research and the Clinical Research Center. Businesses in both areas will receive 8-year corporate income tax exemption benefits with no limit on the amount of tax exemption” said H. E. Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, Deputy Minister of Education, Ministry of Education Thailand.
“The Hospital Management Asia conference returns to Thailand after a 3-year interruption due to the Covid-19 situation. The pandemic has been a catalyst for all industries to go digital faster and public health and the healthcare sector haven’t been an exception venturing into technologies such as AI, Blockchain, and the Internet of Medical Things. This year we focus on creating an ecosystem and community to connect all stakeholders in the region with shared knowledge and mutual experiences to develop a sustainable healthcare system and digital healthcare,” said Pinky Fadullon, Event Director, Hospital Management Asia, Clarion Events Asia.
“Based on the Bank Krungsri research, approximately 65% of medical services are provided by the private sector. The private hospital association will take a key part to drive digital healthcare, the Medical Hub and Medical Tourism Hub for the country based on its capability. The member hospitals have been upgrading their digital infrastructure to integrate the networks between hospitals, including with hospitals in ASEAN, to serve patients in the region efficiently and safely. Digital transformation in the sector is of utmost importance,” said Prof. Dr. Chalerm Harnphanich, M.D., President, The Private Hospital Association of Thailand.
“Siemens Healthineers is focused on bringing technology to medical services to increase efficiency in healthcare and reduce operating costs. Medical service operations are complex tasks. We have applied AI technology to digitize healthcare and enabled the hospital and healthcare sectors to transform care delivery, expand precision medicine, and improve the patient experience. We have developed a portfolio of more than 63 AI-powered solutions that help to automate and standardize not only workflows, but also complex diagnostics to meet the needs of the individual patient. We are now entering the next era of AI-powered solutions,” said Björn Bodenstein, Managing Director, Siemens Healthineers in Thailand.
Dr. Tang Kong Choong, Deputy CEO, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Central Health shared his experience in providing Value-based healthcare at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He said, “The pursuit of value-based healthcare is crucial as the healthcare industry faces the challenges of increasing demand for healthcare services arising from an ageing population and the rapidly escalating cost of healthcare service provision. Digital health transformation will be instrumental in improving patient outcomes and enhancing the value and quality of care delivered to patients.”
Moreover, Clarion Events co-hand with the Association of Private Hospitals in Malaysia to arrange the HMA 2023 next year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September next year.
About Hospital Management Asia 2022
Into its 21st year, Hospital Management Asia (HMA) is the annual regional platform for hospital owners, C-level executives, directors, and healthcare leaders to network, collaborate, and share insights on healthcare management best practices and solutions that shape the future of the industry in Asia. Despite some apprehension to travel amongst delegates, HMA is confident we can bring together in–person around 700 participants – 80% of whom are from hospitals and include hospital owners, C-level executives, directors, clinicians, and healthcare leaders – with over 80 speakers scheduled to share best practices from across the region and the world. Hospital Management Asia 2022 is co-hosted by the Private Hospitals Association of Thailand and supported by 15 top hospitals associations in Asia.