Healthcare industry gets upgrade

Leading Filipino software company Multisys Technologies Corporation and Manorama Infosolutions recently sealed a partnership to provide world-class e-health software solutions to private and public medical institutions. Through the partnership, MultiSys will upgrade its health care software solution HealthBox, which streamlines the operations of health facilities through digital platforms such as customizable ready-to-use systems, portals, apps […] The post Healthcare industry gets upgrade appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneFeb 13th, 2020

DTI-Export Marketing Bureau hails exporter-turned-PPE maker

The Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) hailed local Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) maker for spearheading the PPE Bayanihan Project for healthcare frontliners......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Recruiters want deployment ban on health workers lifted

Insisting the country has no shortage of healthcare workers, the local recruitment industry yesterday pressed anew for the resumption of deployment of newly hired Filipino nurses abroad......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

Solons to gov’t: Heed the plea of medical workers

Lawmakers expressed all-out support on Sunday (August 2) to the appeal made by Philippine College of Physicians and the Philippine Medical Associationto shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), even as they sought a change in leadership in the Department of Health (DOH) and other agencies handling the country’s response against COVID-19. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Anakalusugan partylist Rep. Michael Defensor, Bayan Muna partylist Rep.  Carlos Isagani Zarate, and Quezon City  2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo called on the government to heed the plea of the medical experts and frontliners for more stringent health protocols in critical areas. “While both the health and economic crisis wrought by  the still ravaging COVID-19 pandemic must be both effectively addressed, the relief and recovery of the people’s health must be prioritized. Lives lost are forfeited forever but businesses lost can be redeemed,” Lagman said in a statement.“We must learn from the bitter lesson experienced by other countries like Japan which prematurely reopened economic, leisure and domestic travel activities only to be besieged later by a resurgence of the viral contagion,” he stressed.  Defensor, chairperson of the House Committee on Public Accounts, said, “If our leading doctors are prescribing it, then as good patients, we are all for Mega Manila’s brief return to an ECQ.” “Our sense is, our public health system is on the verge of collapse, and the momentary return to an ECQ will buy everybody more time to gird for a longer battle against the coronavirus disease,” he said. He said once the government gives in to the appeal, the COVID-19 National Task Force should take that opportunity to fix the lack of hospital staff due to doctors, nurses and other personnel getting infected and still recovering, or undergoing routine seclusion after possible exposure; expand the bed capacities of makeshift hospitals and quarantine facilities; and improve case-finding and the isolation of suspected cases. Defensor said the government should also step up contact-tracing and quarantining; upgrade public transportation options and safety; strengthen workplace protection; build up enforcement of and public compliance with self-protective measures such as the wearing of face masks and face shields, handwashing as well as social and physical distancing; and increase financial and livelihood support to distressed households. Zarate said they are one with our frontliners in demanding a reprieve from the overwhelming cases of COVID-19, particularly in the National Capital Region. “Reverting back to ECQ or whatever level of lockdown is useless or will be for naught if the primary recommendation of frontliners like free mass testing, pro-active contact tracing, isolation and treatment will not be seriously implemented by the government,” he said in a statement. For her part, Castelo said, “Let us listen to them. They are the ones on the frontline. Indeed, after five months of fighting this pandemic, they are exhausted physically, emotionally and mentally.” She laments that several doctors and nurses have died and many others have fallen sick while battling COVID-19. “Our medical workers are asking for a short time to recuperate. Let us give it to them,” she said. In a radio interview, Surigao del Norte 2nd district Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said the government should strike a balance between the economy and health of the Filipinos, but it should be tilted somehow, in favor of health amid the appeal made by physicians to shift Mega Manila back to a 15-day ECQ. He asked the DOH to come up with “a system, a policy, or even perhaps a strategy” to reinforce the country’s health system by augmenting the medical force.  In a separate statement, Assistant Minority Leader and ACT Teachers Representative France Castro said the Inter Agency Task Force for COVID-19 should be headed by medical experts instead of generals who have done nothing but to impose military solutions to combat a public health crisis.  “Our frontliners are already pleading to the Duterte administration to implement a comprehensive medical plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The government needs to listen and take concrete actions with the demands of our healthcare workers,” she said.   “It is high time that medical experts lead in the fight against COVID-19 instead of military generals. Medical experts who will not twist data and try to sanitize the numbers. We need medical experts who use science and not allow an entire population to be used as guinea pigs in a failed response and inadequate policies for public health safety.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Upgrading of Eastern Samar hospital proposed in Congress

Eastern Samar lone district Rep. Maria Fe Abunda wants to convert the Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital in Bolognan, Samar into the Eastern Samar Medical Center and increase its ability to respond to growing health concerns. MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO Abunda filed House No. 7074 to call for efficient healthcare system, and modernization of hospitals, especially those located in far-flung provinces such as Eastern Samar. “It is imperative that the Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital be upgraded into a Tertiary Level III Regional Hospital. The province of Eastern Samar is home to roughly 467, 160 estehanons whose medical needs have to be met,” she said. The neophyte lawmaker said the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the lack of medical equipment and supplies in their provincial hospital, making it imperative for the proposed conversion to increase its bed capacity to 30 and upgrade its facilities and augment the number of personnel in the hospital to be able to cater to the needs of the people of Samar. “There is not a single ventilator nor is there a dialysis machine that is available in the provincial hospital or any other hospital within the province of Eastern Samar. Many of the residents of Eastern Samar would have to travel at least four hours to Tacloban, Leyte to receive the appropriate and necessary healthcare,” Abunda said. It also aims to provide affordable tertiary health care and the necessary medical equipment such as but not limited to ventilators, dialysis machines, medicines, and X-rays. The bill also seeks to provide teaching, training, and research facilities for students in nursing, and medicine and other health professions in the province of Samar. It provides that the proposed Eastern Samar Medical Center shall be under the full administrative and technical supervision, control and management of the Department of Health (DOH). The bill tasks the DOH to issue the implementing rules and regulations of the proposed Act......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Pharma group urges government to review drug price cap

The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines is urging government to revisit the price caps on medicines given the impact of COVID-19 on the industry as prices under Executive Order 104 recently took effect......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

Tboli to revive, upgrade jewelry-making industry

TBOLI, South Cotabato, Jan. 16 (PIA) - Mineral-rich Tboli town is bent on bringing back jewelry as the municipality's primary One Town, One Product (OTOP) commodity, a municipal official told Phili.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

Tboli to revive, upgrade jewelry-making industry

TBOLI, South Cotabato, Jan. 16 (PIA) - Mineral-rich Tboli town is bent on bringing back jewelry as the municipality's primary One Town, One Product (OTOP) commodity, a municipal official told Phili.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Taiwan to further advance healthcare with tech

The vice chairperson of Taiwan’s Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry revealed that the country aims to further advance its healthcare by harnessing latest technology in the Taiwan Healthcare Expo 2019 at Nangang Exhibition Hall 2, last Friday. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 8th, 2019

What does Toyota have to do with our hospitals?

A fellow social media management activist from the human resources field is complaining of the continuing, pernicious lack of nurses in the healthcare industry. Jay (not his real name) was venting his frustration on Facebook: “When will this government step in to regulate the registered nurses’ (RNs) brain-drain? Practically all hospitals are experiencing lack of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 11th, 2019

76% of medical devices in PH infected by malicious code

YANGON, Myanmar – The rapid advancement of technology is transforming the healthcare industry tremendously. From the use of artificial intelligence in medical diagnostics to 5G-powered remote surgeries, the hospitals of today boast a level of interconnectivity that in previous years only seemed possible in science fiction movies. These innovations, however, have given ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2019

Phl Singapore ink MOU on work skills upgrade

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority have partnered with the Singaporean government to implement programs to upgrade the skills of the Philippine labor force......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

Agri chief tells tuna industry players to upgrade fishing fleet

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 September) – Agriculture Secretary William Dar urged tuna industry players to continually upgrade their operations, especially their fishing fleets, to make them more competitive in the expanding global markets. Speaking at the opening of the 2019 National Tuna Congress here on Thursday, Dar said it is important for the industry to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 5th, 2019

In Focus: See How This Health And Wellness App Is Empowering Pinays In The Healthcare Industry

Meet Joeyce Herrera, once an OFW who is now staying in the country for good with her fam thanks to her newfound career.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2019

Davao chamber endorses CLC’s proposal to upgrade airport

CHELSEA Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. (CLC) has gained the support of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. to pursue its proposed P49-billion modernization of the Davao International Airport......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

PCCI: Improved rating to support infra drive

THE recent upgrade in the Philippines’ credit status would support the government’s infrastructure program, with lower interest rates on loans anticipated, according to the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry…READ The post PCCI: Improved rating to support infra drive appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

Globe Business spearheads Healthcare at the digital age  

2016 has been a year of adjustment and growth for the country’s healthcare industry. Developments such as the implementation of a universal health coverage through PhilHealth, the strengthened execution of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RP-RH) Law, the promotion of mental health education and assistance, and the government’s recent plan to distribute free medicine [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

DTI keen on upgrade in Manufacturing Resurgence Program targets

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is looking to upgrade the targets under the Manufacturing Resurgence Program due to the cont.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Healthcare revenues reach $1.9 B in 2015

MANILA, Philippines - The country’s healthcare information management service industry employed 100,000 people last year and generated $1.9 billion in revenu.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2016

HIMAP earns $1.9 B in 2015

MANILA, Philippines - The country’s healthcare information management service industry employed 100,000 people last year and generated $1.9 billion in revenu.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2016

HIMS sees $5-B revenue in 2022

Healthcare information management services (HIMS), a niche sector in the country’s booming business process outsourcing industry, aims to triple its revenues to over $5 billion and double its employment to 210,000 by 2022......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 10th, 2016