Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Plc (BDMS) is taking one step closer to its aim of becoming a regional medical hub.
The Top 5 global private hospital operator, based on market capitalization, inked a partnership with Silicon Valley-based innovation platform Plug and Play Tech Center (Plug and Play).
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform that brings together promising startups with the world’s largest corporations to explore new ideas, mentor, learn, and innovate together.
With this partnership, BDMS will leverage Plug and Play’s global ecosystem to identify the latest cutting-edge technologies for its various business units. It aims to leapfrog its capabilities to advance healthcare services while featuring Thai hospitality.
“We believe that a strong global network enables us to move forward more effectively. Plug and Play’s global community helps open new doors to accelerate innovations to improve and add value to our products and services. The excellent combination of advanced medical technology and digitalization will bring substantial value to provide better care through state-of-the-art technology,” said Poramaporn Prasarttong-osoth, M.D, president for Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PCL., and chief executive officer Group 1 at Bangkok Hospital.
According to the announcement, the new partnership will drive innovation across four key strategies: improving operational efficiency, enhancing excellent patient experience, integrating value-based healthcare service, and reforming to a smart hospital system.
“We are very excited to have BDMS joined the Health track of our Thailand Smart Cities program. The engagement of BDMS will provide them access to the best digital health startups in the world and giving them visibility across industries,” said Shawn Dehpanah, executive vice president and head of corporate innovation for APAC at Plug and Play Tech Center.
BDMS becomes the seventh major corporation to join Plug and Play’s Thailand Smart Cities Program with the partnership. The others include Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group), PTT Group Plc, Thaioil, K.E. Group, Filinvest Development Corporation, and Bangchak.
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