IT in Healthcare, Curing the Clutter

Co-written with Phoebe Magdirila, and published in the September issue of ComputerWorld Philippines Behind the health care provided to millions of patients in a hospital lies an efficient system in place that aids in faster communications and information dissemination. Today, Information Technology serves as nourishment to the health care industry — integrating voluminous pieces of…

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IT Enabling Philippine Hospitals Part 1

Today’s “IT-Enabling Philippine Hospitals” forum was very energetic. The participants, composed of chief information officers / IT heads of various hospitals in the metro, had a wealth of information and insights that were very valuable — one single post won’t suffice, so I’m going to take a shot on an overarching approach before I drill…

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Cloud Computing for Healthcare

Famed for its power to reduce costs & transform application delivery, cloud computing has always become particularly FUD-laced when discussed on the table. It still gives a scratchy picture for many organizations (people too) — I personally enjoy listening to people from different industries make a better sense out of it. Resources … will always…

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Philippine Hospitals to talk about Challenges & Opportunities in Healthcare IT

This week, together with ComputerWorld Philippines, Exist will be hosting a roundtable for hospital CIOs. I’ve added “Philippines” because Cebu Doctors’ Hospital might join the distinguished panel, which already includes hospital IT leaders from: The Medical City, Asian Hospital, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, and St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, and Manila Doctors Hospital. I…

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Innovation Mindset and Challenges to Growth

I’ve been hearing about “innovation mindset” for the past 5 years. The economic downturn definitely caused its upturn. BUT isn’t man innovative by default, and that sometimes he’s just being complacent or apathetic … I couldn’t quite place the word. Lately, I’ve been involved in several activities including the PhilDev forum, Cebu IT BPO conference, and discussions…

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Healthcare Gold Rush

In a post at the Signal to Noise blog, Charles Huang claims that the healthcare market is already a huge industry with a lot of frenzied activity with tremendous opportunities from an innovation, technology, and employment standpoint. It’s a huge industry. I agree it’s not the new gold rush. I think we should look at the industry and then ask where is the…

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