Are digital devices depriving healthcare professionals of their much needed sleep?

Are digital devices depriving healthcare professionals of their much needed sleep?

In its most recent tweet chat and hangout on air,  #HealthXPh discussed “Distracted Doctoring“- healthcare professionals and patients getting distracted by digital devices and social media while at work. Whatever the causal factor is, no patient wants a distracted healthcare professional. HCPs do not want a distracted patient either.  That was straightforward from last week’s discussions. But what if, the “distraction” happened outside of(…)

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Improving Quality of Care with Quality Time in the Clinics

Two weeks ago, a patient walked into a clinic and asked if he can be accommodated for a consultation. It was for a non emergent complaint but the patient lives in a far flung community that a “reschedule” would be costly for him.  There was already a line up of patients scheduled for consults and follow up that afternoon.(…)

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Top 5 reasons why Filipino physicians (might) embrace social media in healthcare

Top 5 reasons why Filipino physicians (might) embrace social media in healthcare

(SPOILER ALERT: At HealthXPh, we have embraced social media in healthcare ) Read about social media “push” in healthcare? HealthXPh has been nitpicking social media and emerging technologies  in healthcare since 3 months ago.  HealthXPh got the attention of the medical community but most physicians in this country still shun social media in healthcare. Why? There’s a myriad of reasons for this but(…)

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TEXThink My Juan 2 Send!: SMS as a communication tool in healthcare

TEXThink My Juan 2 Send!: SMS as a communication tool in healthcare

Having one of the fastest growth rate for mobile technology usage, text messaging is a major part of social communication in the Philippines today. Text messaging  allows  fast transmission of information.  It minimizes time wasted in call back protocols predominant in the era of telephones and pagers.  The growing, interconnected telco coverage spheres or bubble(…)

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Social Media Usage Survey among Filipino Physicians

Social Media Usage Survey among Filipino Physicians

In the last five years, internet usage in the Philippines has grown tremendously to 531%  from a mere 2% in 2008. That figure is the highest in SouthEast Asia and one of the highest in the world. Mobile phone penetration also topped a whooping 107% in 2012. The most recent survey by GlobalWebIndex also found  the(…)

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