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We’ll Back You Up

by: Abigail Sabido | October 14, 2020 | Healthcare
When Hurricane Laura ravaged the United States back in late August, nearly 900,000 homes and businesses lost power. A Louisiana-based client’s clinic got badly hit by the Category 4 storm. For two weeks they relied on us to keep their RPM up and running until they resumed operations. We’re glad to partner with our clients…
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Shifting to Remote Work in the New Normal

by: Kate Vergara | July 22, 2020 | Healthcare
Remote work is the new standard in a rapidly changing world. This involves employees running operations in non-traditional office environments like their homes or in an area miles away from their employer1. As of this writing, there is a rising surge in companies indefinitely2 shifting their workforce to a work from home setup. The trend…
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The BPO Industry in Iloilo Amidst the Quarantine

by: Rey Palmares | June 8, 2020 | Healthcare
When the pandemic broke out in the Philippines, most businesses would shut down overnight. On the 20th of March 2020, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas mandated lockdowns and curfews across the city with the exception of a few service industries which were allowed to continue operating. One such industry was Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). The…
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Overcoming Patient Resistance to Telemedicine

by: Rey Palmares | April 28, 2020 | Healthcare
The ongoing pandemic forced many doctors and patients into setting appointments online. Many are reluctant however as not all parties are familiar with the technology and there are prevalent PHI security risks. Telehealth is strongly encouraged as health and wellbeing are still priorities during these times. To counteract the above-mentioned problems and put minds at…
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Present Insurance Systems in the Philippines

by: Rey Palmares | December 5, 2019 | Uncategorized
In the Philippines, healthcare insurance can come in two categories: governmental and private. The two aren’t exclusive and many Filipinos opt for both. A startling realization however is that even more Filipinos choose neither, being largely unaware of the nature and importance of insurance. Governmental insurance is in the form of the Philippine Health Insurance…
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Labor Standards in Private Healthcare in the Philippines

by: Rey Palmares | November 29, 2019 | Blog
Private Healthcare in the Philippines is better quality at a higher price. The disparity between government facilities and those corporations is notable - more so in the labor standards. This is most evident in the Department of Labor and Employment's Department Order No. 187 (DOLE DO-187). These implementing orders highlight how private healthcare labor standards…
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Iloilo Universities Top September 2019 Physician and Medical Technology Licensure Exams

by: Abigail Sabido | October 4, 2019 | Blog
Iloilo City (where our VMAs are based) universities once again proved their competence in educating aspiring medical professionals. In the recently concluded physician and medical technologist licensure exams, our universities stood out. West Visayas State University (WVSU) got a 100% rating in the physician licensure test, followed by Central Philippine University (CPU) with 95.52% average.…
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The Philippine Swine Flu Situation in 2019

by: Rey Palmares | September 30, 2019 | Healthcare
In September of 2019, the Philippines witnessed the reemergence of African Swine Flu. The Secretary of Agriculture has confirmed in various news outlets that 16 out of 20 pigs tested positive for the virus.  Within the month, as much as 7,400 swine have been culled in the northern parts of the Philippines. At the same…
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Iloilo’s University of San Agustin Maintains Performance in the Pharmacist Licensure Exam

by: Abigail Sabido | August 16, 2019 | Blog
The University of San Agustin (USA) once again ranks among the top performing schools in the Philippines in the recently concluded pharmacist licensure exam. Garnering 85.19% passing rate, the university secured the 10th spot.  Last March 2019, the university ranked 5th after garnering an average of 91.11% during the first pharmacist exam. An Augustinian graduate…
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Blood Drives in Region VI Alleviate Worst Dengue Outbreak in Decades

by: Rey Palmares | August 5, 2019 | Healthcare
Region VI in the Philippines is facing its worst dengue outbreak in decades. The Department of Health has declared a state of emergency in the region as doctors and foreign relief are being channeled to Region VI. With only 11 hospitals and a few dozen health units in the rural areas, the worst is yet…