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Polawat WITOOLKOLLACHIT, MD, M.Sc.(IT-M) is serving as the Deputy Secretary general, Office of the National Committee of Digital Economy and Society, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand. Dr. Polawat, received a Doctor in Medicine from Chiang Mai University Thailand, Faculty of Medicine in 1992, a Master of Science in Information Technology and management from Chiang Mai University in 2005. He received the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Science (Surgery) from Mahidol University in 1994 , Diploma of Thai board of Orthopaedic Surgery from Thai mediacal council( Vajira Hospital) in 1996 and admitted as clinical fellow of knee reconstruction and sport medicine, Clinque du Cedre, Rouen, France ( Dr. Jean Louis BRIARD) in 2001 and COBIT5 (Implementation) in 2016. He received Diploma of Thai board of Prevention medicine (Community Mental Health) from Medical council in 2017.
Dr. Polawat started his medical career as the general physician at district hospital in province in 1993 and left to study for Diploma of Thai Orthopedic Surgery at Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Bangkok metropolitan Medical College and Vajira hospital in Bangkok during 1993-1996. In 2001,he was admitted as clinical fellow of knee reconstruction and sport medicine, Clinque du Cedre, Rouen, France ( Dr. Jean Louis BRIARD), then after came back to Thailand, he worked at Somdejprajaotaksin Maharaj General Hospital as Chief of Department of Orthopedic surgery, Tak province from 1996-2001.Then in 2002, he moved to work in the Department of Orthopaedic surgery at Noparat Rajthani General Hospital in Bangkok and came back to work at Somdejprajaotaksin Maharaj General Hospital, Department of Orthopedic surgery from 2003-2012, he is also served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopedic surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University. and then was appointed to be Deputy Chief Medical Officer of TAK Provincial Health Office from 2012-2013 and then promoted to be Director of Information and Communication Center, Office of Permanent Secretary from 2013 to 2018. In late 2018, he moved form Ministry of Public Health to Ministry of Digital economy and society. Currently, he is the Deputy Secretary general, Office of the National Committee of Digital Economy and Society, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand. From 1998 to present, he has been admitted as follows and member of various professional associations on orthopedic surgery, information technology and other related area both in Thailand and Internationally. He also served on numerous national committees for MOPH/Thailand, including recently serving as member of Thailand Medical Informatics association, International Classification of Disease (ICD10) Thai
Modification Committee. He was appointed to be member of Thailand-US Collaboration on Health Sub-Committee’s on Data System Strengthening. He has been invited to be speakers and instructors on Orthopedic surgery, health information system , Big data in Thailand in many institutes in Thailand and internationally and many record of publications regarding important public health issues and health information, including establishing eHealth in Thailand. Recently, he is a lecturer for bachelor and master’s degree in health information technology, HealthCare information logistic, information management in Mahidol university and Rangsit University. He is also the pioneer of Healthcare Big data management in Thailand.