Education: Bachelor’s in Computer Science
Occupation: Research Assistant
Workplace: BIOPHICS, Faculty of Tropical Medicine
In my opinion, I would like to suggest qualitative and experimental research approaches to identify why they did not prefer to use bednets for malaria prevention.
Qualitative research would aim to understand the underlying reasons and motivations behind respondents’ refusal to use bednets. Researchers can gain insight into…[Read more]
The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) defines perceived usefulness as the degree to which a user believes the technology will enhance their productivity, which impacts their intention to use it. Therefore, if the new technology offers more benefits than the old one, users are more likely to adopt it.
Furthermore, TAM also emphasizes the role of…[Read more]
There are several external variables that influence an individual’s perceived ease of use or perceived usefulness of a new technology in my opinion.
Hype and Reputation: If everyone’s using a new technology, people might think it would be nice for them to try one, even if it’s not that great for their needs. However, if a tech has bad reviews, p…[Read more]
Definition: Efficacy is a measurement of how effectively a treatment performs in an ideal or controlled setting.
Context: Efficacy is frequently assessed via clinical trials or experimental studies in controlled environments, where researchers would closely monitor and adjust parameters to isolate the effects of the intervention. The…[Read more]
As an IT developer working in a hospital, there are various ethical standards and practices that must be followed to contribute to COVID-19 control policies.
Firstly, patient data privacy and confidentiality must be protected. This includes complying with data protection rules such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)…[Read more]
From my perspective, Thailand’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scheme has made notable successes in assuring citizens access to healthcare services, as seen during the COVID-19 epidemic. The country’s effort to UHC, which includes accessibility, availability, and service quality, has effectively prepared it for handling health issues such as…[Read more]
In my opinion, Thailand’s health informatics workforce is currently in the developing phase. While not yet that popular, it’s continuously developing. As initiatives such as universities have driven the need for skilled professionals, which offers health informatics programs and research centers for fostering knowledge and collaboration. However,…[Read more]
If entrusted with a dataset such as healthcare data, my approach to data sharing will focus on potential benefits and safeguarding patient privacy.
Firstly, sharing healthcare data can bring various benefits to healthcare organizations. I think collaboration and sharing among healthcare organizations can facilitate medical processes such as…[Read more]
In this topic, I assume “Digital literacy and awareness” can be a confounder as it’s associated with both “Age” and “Contact pattern”, but it is not a direct step between them. Younger adults are more likely to adopt and actively use the app than older generations because of their access to technologies and societal trends. As a result, their…[Read more]
As I worked in a Thailand public hospital, they began to phase out traditional paper-based medical records in favor of EMR. These are the list overview of the pros and cons of EMR that I experienced.
Enhanced efficiency: The EMR can save time and resources for healthcare staff by reducing the need for paperwork and administrative tasks.…[Read more]
Based on the challenges that are specified in big data in cardiovascular disease, here are my suggestions for coping with each challenge that can be applied to other healthcare topics as well.
Improve data collection process: Implement clear guidelines for data collection to minimize missing data and ensure data consistency in the…[Read more]
Hi, K.Nichcha. I agree with your analysis and suggestions about the discussion on fighting corruption in the health system. By the way, I would like to add up on the accountability mechanisms that you talked about. I think if we can apply IT technology to those mechanisms such as online platforms for tracking resource allocation, real-time…[Read more]
Definition: Percentage of people who die from the specific disease among those diagnosed with the disease.
Calculation: Case-Fatality Rate = (No. of deaths from the disease / No. of diagnosed cases) x 100%
Usefulness: Case-Fatality Rate are used for measuring the severity of a disease, evaluates the effectiveness of treatment,…[Read more]
I agree with your discussion for highlighting the potential of telemedicine in rural healthcare and the challenges that need to be addressed. I also think that your suggestions for overcoming these challenges are also insightful and applicable.
By the way, I would like to add one more area that can be explored and aligned with your solution,…[Read more]
I would like to discuss how I agree with all of those four recommended points that public health professionals can do to fight corruption according to the article.
-Convene key stakeholders in the health system to seek agreement on the scale and nature of corruption:
I agree that this collaborative approach will be key to building a…[Read more]
I would like to discuss health system improvement, particularly IT topics by implementing an Agile methodology on a Health IT project. From my experience, sometimes Thailand’s health IT landscape is affected by a lack of a centralized and cohesive strategy for initiating and managing health IT projects. This can hinder resource allocation,…[Read more]
Weerapat Pipithruengkrai replied to the topic Week 4 : Project Management in the forum TMHG526 Organizational Behavior and Management Skills 2 months ago
These are my ideas on applying the 12 steps of Project Management to an Event-Based Surveillance Web Application project:
1. Define the project clearly:
Target audience: Medical staff and authorities.
-Goals: Enhance the event notification process, optimize resource allocation for facilities, and facilitate early detection of critical…[Read more]
Weerapat Pipithruengkrai replied to the topic Week 3 : Building high performance teams in the forum TMHG526 Organizational Behavior and Management Skills 2 months, 2 weeks ago
As I sometimes need to be a leader on an IT project, I motivate my team by discussing project requirements to encourage ideas about what we can do. I try to make team members comfortable with their work by assigning tasks based on their strengths as well as providing support if needed. In my opinion, considering teammates can create a positive…[Read more]
Weerapat Pipithruengkrai replied to the topic Week 3 Topic 1 in the forum TMHG545 Information System Design and Implementation in Health Care 2 months, 2 weeks ago
In my opinion, developing a disaster recovery plan for a public hospital requires specific considerations due to the potential impact of disruptions on healthcare facilities. Here are several procedures and technologies that can support in development of a disaster recovery plan.
1. Risk assessment procedures
-Define possible disaster scenarios…[Read more]
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