PH eyes opportunities in healthcare

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According to the Board of Investments (BOI), emerging trends in remote patient monitoring, medical research, and fintech provide opportunities for the healthcare, IT, and BPM industry in the Philippines.

In a statement, the BOI said the Philippines recently participated in the 2022 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Orlando, Florida; as well as in conducting the HIMS-BPM Roadshow in San Francisco to be updated on emerging trends.

The Philippine delegation led by the Governor of the BOI, Rafaelita Aldaba, traveled to Los Angeles (LA) to network and meet with companies in the field of health and IT services.

According to BOI, LA’s healthcare market is diverse and large with 80 general acute care hospitals.

Also located in Los Angeles is Silicon Beach, home to over 500 tech companies, including startups.

To showcase the Philippines’ capabilities in HIMS, the BOI said the country’s delegation participated in a series of networking events, corporate meetings and visits to leading healthcare companies as well as to booming technology companies.

The BOI said the Philippine delegation met Jude Mercado of Healthcare Synergy, Inc., a company providing software and managed services for home health, palliative care, outpatient rehabilitation and other post-care providers. treble.

The company has also developed Synergy EMR, software that provides online access to patient medical records and can be accessed from almost any device with a web browser and internet connection.

Its features include Medicare eligibility checks, the ability to optimize clinical coding audits, fax integration, and custom forms or medPASS.

Healthcare Synergy Inc. has existing contracts with Philippines-based companies in Clark, Pampanga and plans to expand.

“The effect of the big resignation was also highlighted, which could be an opportunity for the Philippines to fill gaps in personnel needs in the United States,” BOI said.

Members of the Philippine delegation were also updated on caregiver service opportunities in the United States, with a discussion with 1Heart Caregiver Services.

The company is a senior home care agency specializing in care services for seniors and other adults who require assistance with their health care needs.

“Our unique value proposition is that our industry is capable of delivering sophisticated and more complex services that deliver value, helping to reduce risk, drive market advantage and drive sustainability, and this is supported by our technology-enabled workforce; and, we have mobile and cloud solutions, data science and analytics capabilities, AI and machine learning, robotic process automation, blockchain blocks for healthcare and, of course, data security, which is very important for us to succeed in this transformation,” Aldaba said.

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