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Bumrungrad International Clinic Honoured at 2008 Asia Pacific interior Design Awards

Bumrungrad International Clinic has received international recognition for its design at the 16th Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards.

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Bumrungrad International Introduces Laptop Service for Inpatients

Bumrungrad International now offers rental of a unique laptop designed for inpatients. The laptops come attached to a rolling over-bed table like the ones used to serve meals. They include hygienic rubber keyboards that are washed and sterilized between users. The new laptops come complete with internet connections via the hospital’s high-speed Wi-Fi system. Bumrungrad introduced Wi-Fi last year, providing 300 access points to give patients and guests with capable devices internet access from anywhere in the hospital. The Wi-Fi network – one of the largest in Thailand – uses state-of-the-art technology from Motorola to assure both reliability and security.

Hospital response to allegations by author of The American Medical Money Machine

The author of a book recently published by Humonculus Press, Mexico City, makes several disturbing allegations about medical care in Thailand and Bumrungrad in particular. Our response is here.

Microsoft to Acquire Innovative Healthcare Technology and Assets From Global Care Solutions

Collaborative alliance with Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok will help bring enterprise-class health information system solutions to market around the world. BANGKOK, Thailand — Oct. 29, 2007 — Building on a worldwide commitment to improving health through software technology, Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire software, intellectual property and other assets from Global Care Solutions (GCS), a privately held company based in Bangkok, Thailand, that develops enterprise-class health information systems. The acquisition complements Microsoft’s already strong portfolio of health solutions and will provide hospitals across international markets with a new alternative to achieve improved workflow and patient safety through information technology. GCS employees will join Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group, which will manage product development and delivery. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Bumrungrad International Recognized by International Hospital Quality Organization for Best Practices in Heart Attack and Stroke Treatment

Dr. Karoon Mekanontchai, Medical Director, Dr. Apichati Sivayathorn, Chief Medical Officer of Bumrungrad International, held a press conference to announce that Bumrungrad has again earned international recognition for the excellence of Thai healthcare. The Joint Commission International (JCI) – the leading international evaluator of hospital quality – certified that Bumrungrad’s programs for treating strokes and heart attacks meet international standards and follow the latest US clinical guidelines.