Walailak University’s Collaborative in Advancing Healthcare with Health Institutions
Walailak University develops cooperation with external agencies in various professional fields. One prominent field is health care. Consequently, WU has continuously fostered collaborations with healthcare institutions at the local, national, and international levels to enhance health and well-being at all levels.
The local health institutions:
- Sichon Hospital
- Koh Samui Hospital
- NHSO Region 11 Office
The national health institutions:
- The Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI)
- The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
The international health institutions:
- The Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital in Taiwan
In 2022, Walailak University collaborated with various healthcare institutions at the local and national levels, including the Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Sichon Hospital, Koh Samui Hospital, and the NHSO Region 11 Office. Their memorandum of understanding promotes the development of telehealth technology for patient care in the upper southern region. The initiative aims to advance information technology and apply telehealth to patient care, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which accelerated the adoption of information technology to reduce the need for patients to travel to healthcare facilities.
Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI) supported a project related to the development of telehealth technology for the care of patients with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. This project aimed to develop telehealth technology in collaboration with Walailak University, with support from the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). Hospitals such as Sichon Hospital, Koh Samui Hospital, and the NHSO Region 11 Office were also involved in this effort to facilitate the implementation of telehealth technology.
The project team, operating under the Center of Excellence in Data Science for Health Science, has been working on the development of telehealth technology for the care of patients with type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. This initiative has involved collaborative research with a team of researchers from Sichon Hospital in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. With the hospital director and various personnel, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and information technology staff, a project meeting and progress discussion took place at Sichon Hospital, Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, which is one of the project’s study and research areas. They also cooperated in planning research projects to utilize telehealth technology in caring for the health of patients with type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, aiming to benefit users to the maximum extent.
For global health institution collaboration, WU welcomed a delegation from the Overseas Medical Mission Center of Changhua Christian Hospital in Taiwan. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss collaboration in the development of teaching, training, and staff development projects in the field of health sciences. This collaboration goes hand in hand with the development of Walailak University Hospital. Representatives from both parties discussed medical research and education projects expected to be conducted jointly, such as medical training programs, staff training initiatives, knowledge sharing in medical technology, and student exchange programs.
Walailak University had the honor of co-hosting the “2022 Taiwan – Thailand Smart Healthcare Conference” with Taiwan Changhua Christian Hospital-CCH, Taiwan, under the theme “Reshape the New Normal – Smart Technology on Precision and Regenerative Medicine” on September 6, 2022, at the Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit Hotel in Bangkok.
The conference featured more than 16 leading companies that presented medical technologies, with experts from both Thailand and Taiwan discussing topics related to smart healthcare, precision medicine, and regenerative medicine.
• Global Healthcare Digital Transformation Ecosystem
• Trend and Application of Smart Technology to Precision and Regeneration Medicine in Taiwan
• CTC Auto Processor Leveraged,
• AI in Breast Ultrasound Screening & Diagnosis,
• V5 Lung AI for LDCT Lung Cancer Detection,
• Ultrasound AI for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Detection,
• Tele rehabilitation Biz Model in Asia
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 17: Partnership for the goals