Building Cebu’s IT-BPO Ecosystem

The 15th Cebu Business Month (CBM 2011) was launched a couple of days ago, bearing the theme: Going Beyond Boundaries. Event committee chairman Virgilio Espeleta mentions that: this year’s CBM is all about engaging more business players to advocate and craft continuing and sustainable economically-inducing activities that will enable Cebu businesses to maximize their potential. Now, the IT-BPO…

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What is HL7?

HL7, which stands for health level seven, provides the messaging standard that aims to connect healthcare organizations that speak different “languages.”  Let’s see what it does so we can better understand it.                Hospitals and other healthcare provider organizations typically have many different computer systems used for everything from billing…

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ECC Manila 2011 Has Begun!

Hoo-ha! After rigorous screening of the applicants for the Exist Code CampManila leg, we have narrowed them down to 12. The training started just this Monday, 25 April 2011, at the Exist office in Ortigas. It is slated to end on 10 June while the Cebu leg is expected to commence on 09 May at the TechBar in…

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Why Outsource to the Philippines

The opportunities for outsourcing in the Philippines are promising. “It is estimated that the total outsourcing market globally will grow to about $250 billion in 2016 from about $125 billion in 2011. IT Outsourcing (ITO) sector is projected to grow from about $80 billion today to about $140 billion in 2016.” “Of the $80 billion, IT Outsourcing in the…

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What’s Next: EMRs in the Cloud

EMR Opportunities Global electronic medical records EMR market is estimated to reach $9.2 billion in 2017, with CAGR of 15.3% from $3.4 billion in 2009. Given federal stimulus, digitizing medical records will soon be “inevitable” in the US, however “it will take some time“. While this trend may lead to a “big job growth” in…

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Open Source, Cloud Computing, Mobile & eHealth at HongKong ICT Expo

The annual Hong Kong International ICT Expo is set to happen from April 13-16, 2011. This year’s technology highlights include: Cloud Computing & Open Source Enterprise Solutions such as eHealth & IT Outsourcing Smartphone & Tablet Telecom, Networking & Wireless Technologies Hundreds of exhibitors from different countries will showcase the latest advancements in technology. The…

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Healthcare IT Leaders Recognized

IT decision makers in the healthcare market embrace a technology vision to enable increased efficiencies and improved quality of care. However, with pressure to do more with fewer resources, their success increasingly requires tapping into innovative technologies to get the job done. Just the other day, InformationWeek Healthcare announced its list of healthcare IT leaders —…

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3 Common Misconceptions about HL7

Implementation of HL7 standards is widely and significantly supported by governments and the healthcare industry. In fact, HL7 v2.x is already being used by more than 95% of healthcare entities all over the world; HL7 v3 had its initial publication in 2005 and is still gathering steam. Dr. Mike Muin, CIO for The Medical City believes…

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