— Medical tourism in Thailand is recognized as one of the top three in the world. There are many medical tourists coming to Thailand for having medical treatments every year, getting surgery, beauty treatment, and cosmetic surgery. The main factors leading Thailand to become a major destination in medical tourism are the expertise of the doctors, advanced medical tools and technologies, and, especially, reasonable prices. Moreover, Thailand is a great place for rehabilitation after the medical tourists have had medical services, due to Thailand having many beautiful tourist attractions with convenient accommodations at affordable prices, various choices of cuisines, as well as the thousands of Thai people ready to welcome tourists to the Kingdom of Thailand. This paper presents a concept about the requirement of the information systems support for potential growth of medical tourism in Thailand, while market competition is increasing. Therefore an information system that works on cloud computing for cosmetic clinic management was developed by the cooperation of researchers, doctors and network service providers who are famous and professional in terms of service to both the private and the public sectors.
— Medical tourism, medical tourist, information systems, cloud computing, CMS-SMSs.
Putsadee Pornphol is with the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Phuket Rajabhat University, Phuket, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chantinee Naveevong is with the Smart Solution and Service Co.,Ltd., Samut Prakan,Thailand (e-mail: email@example.com).
Suphamit Chittayasothorn is with the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Putsadee Pornphol, Chantinee Naveevong, and Suphamit Chittayasothorn, " A Cloud-Based Management Information System for Medical and Wellness Tourism," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 378-382, 2015.