HIMSS Partners With True Digital To Launch Digital Health Centre At True Digital Park
Taking into consideration Thailand’s current position as a Medical Hub of the Asia Pacific region coupled with the Thai Government’s Economic and Social Digitization Initiative ie Thailand 4.0. , HMISS has announced the intention to enter into a Memorandum Of Undertanding (MOU) with True Digital Group, a subsidiary of True Corporation , a leading communications conglomerate in Thailand to create a HIMSS Digital Health Centre @True Digital Park. The center will be the first of its kind in Asia Pacific.
Left, Mr Ekaraj Panjavinin, True Digital Group’s Managing Director of
Digital Solutions and Mr Bruce Steinberg, Managing Director and Executive
Vice President of HIMSS International
The new Centre will primarily oversee training of healthcare professionals from the region in the areas of healthcare information and technology. The entity will administer two professional certification programs for healthcare information and management systems:
- CAHIMS (Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems) is designed for emerging professionals who may or may not have experience within the industry. CAHIMS is designed to be a pathway for careers in health information and technology.
- CPHIMS (Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems) is a professional certification program for experienced healthcare information and management systems professionals.
Managing Director and Executive Vice President of HIMSS International Mr Bruce Steinberg and Mr Ekaraj Panjavinin, True Digital Group’s Managing Director of Digital Solutions were on stage during the opening of HIMSS Asia Pacific 2019 to talk about the collaboration.
Mr Ekaraj Panjavinin, commented during the openin of the conference at Centara Grand Hotel, Bangkok “We are pleased with this partnership with HIMSS as we are True Digital are also dedicated towards helping the Medical industry achieve more tangible and intangible benefits in the digital disruption age via our digital solutions services and this partnership will allow us to exchange more strategic healthcare insights to aid healthcare transformations even faster.”
Mr Bruce further commented, “One of the role of agreed collaboration is the joint support on the 'Digital Healthcare Workforce Development Program'
ue Digital Academy, one of our strategic businesses that aim to enhance the digital competencies for talents in the era of digital transformation. With this, we can leverage it and jointly deliver workforce development program to healthcare and IT communities”
The purpose of the collaboration of the HIMSS Digital Health is threefold: to encourage more collaboration between different stakeholders in the industry, to accelerate the digital health workforce development and to create more exposure for digital health solutions in general.
HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific with members that include more than 80,000 individuals, 475 provider organizations and 650 health services organizations.
True Digital is a subsidiary of True Corporation, a leading communications conglomerate in Thailand, that is tasked with providing a spectrum of cutting edge digital solutions across vertical and horizontal platforms for businesses and startups in order for them to reach their full potential and capitalize on opportunities. True Digital is the only entity in Thailand able to offer a wide range of new tech solutions from AI, AR, VR, MR, Big Data, Robotics, Quantum Tech etc and has the largest amounts of IT specialists from various fields and experience to scale up a company from any type of industry.
The partnerships signifies another milestone in Thailand’s goal of becoming a main global player in the complete medical ecosystem from providing excellent medical services and being a global leader for medical tourism, to becoming a leading medical training and research centre, a leading medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing centre, a biotech and genomic research cum development centre to a leading medical startup, medical tech and innovations hub.