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City hospital piloting ‘ER new normal’ with 5G tech

May 28. 2020
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By THE NATION

Bangkok’s Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital has collaborated with True Corp to develop a 5G-powered medical service dubbed the "ER new normal".

Medical innovations offered by the government hospital via True 5G network include:

• MedTech ambulance equipment that improves communication with hospitals so that doctors can prepare treatment for ER patients with greater efficiency, accuracy and timeliness.

• A virtual smart communication system that enables ER doctors to transmit video of patients to specialist doctors for faster treatment.

• Temi Connect & CareBot that allows remote consultation of doctors and patients to minimise direct physical contact and also delivery of medical resources and documents.

• The Nopparat Teleclinic, an application to screen, give advice, and diagnose minor symptoms so that patients do not have visit hospital. If a hospital visit is necessary, the app allows patients to make appointments with doctors immediately based on the symptoms described.

A 5G mobile cell on wheels (COW) has also been provided to boost the signal.

Nopparat Rajathanee is a state hospital that offers both general and specialised medical services, with a high daily volume of patients, especially on weekends, said Somboon Tosborvorn (MD), the hospital’s director.

During the Covid-19 crisis, the government has adopted a “new normal” for emergency care, using technology to ease hospital crowding and boost safety for medics, patients and their relatives, he added.

The ER “new normal” at Nopparat Rajathanee will be the model for other Thai hospitals to follow, he said.

 

 

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