Borderless Healthcare Group (BHG) has deployed LGBT professionals worldwide to work with medical teams in Thailand through its cloud technology platform "Borderless.lgbt". The efforts of BHG to promote equal and optimal healthcare for everyone, regardless of their sexual or gender preferences, marks a significant advancement in healthcare for people in the gay community both in Thailand and worldwide.
In many places around the world, healthcare providers lack the proper tools to address the unique health needs of this group and this lack of education and training for medical professionals, along with limited awareness of LGBT patients, continues to contribute to their silent suffering.
Led by Dr. Wei Siang Yu, the Borderless Healthcare Group aims to normalise LGBT-focused medical care for the estimated 400 million individuals globally in this group. Through the online-to-offline healthcare approach, the group intends to provide accessible healthcare services to the individuals across borders, whether in a clinic, hotel, or the comfort of their own homes.
Thailand, with its diverse and welcoming community, is a natural choice for launching this initiative. The country boasts an active LGBT community and a progressive culture that supports advancements. Moreover, Thailand attracts gender-diverse expatriates from various parts of the world, including Russia, Europe, the USA, Australia, and other Southeast Asian countries.
The Borderless Healthcare Group plans to foster collaboration between Thai healthcare professionals and their international counterparts. This collaboration aims to transform Thailand into an international hub for gender-diverse medical care, offering expert healthcare services through a "cloud care" system. This approach will extend to various hospitality services, including wellness tourism, retirement options, telemedicine, resorts, and innovation.
In the past, many healthcare centres have had difficulty understanding the evolving requirements of people in this community. Dr. Wei highlights the significance of doctors embracing a patient-focused method, attentively considering patients' choices and worries. The Borderless.lgbt platform enables healthcare establishments to offer customised medical services, even if they lack previous experience in this field.
One example of the platform's approach is reproductive health care. The lesbian community has shown interest in egg freezing, and Borderless.lgbt ensures that the process is thoroughly explained, encouraging open communication between patients and doctors. The platform covers all aspects, including dietary recommendations, rest guidelines, and strategies to optimise egg quality during extraction.
Dr. Wei envisions a transformative shift in healthcare delivery, moving from a treatment-focused model to a predictive and precise-oriented approach. Modern society relies on digital access to medical information, enabling individuals to research their conditions before consulting doctors. Borderless.lgbt embodies this landscape by offering patient-centred healthcare, revolutionising how medical information is accessed and utilised.
As Thailand embraces this progressive approach, it not only supports inclusivity and equality but also paves the way for revitalising the hospitality sector. This project represents a significant stride towards inclusiveness and equality in the realm of healthcare.