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What is #HealthXPh?

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#HealthXPh is a  collaborative effort  by healthcare stakeholders (e.g. healthcare professionals, healthcare institutions, academe patients, policy makers)  to discuss and use, emerging technologies in social media and healthcare to positively impact the Philippine health landscape. While social media has been in the Philippines for quite sometime, collaboration between various healthcare stakeholders is a new thing…

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Get ready for #HealthXPh Discussing Emerging Technologies as it Impacts Philippine Health care

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Not long ago, a group of Filipino physicians ventured into blogging and made available to the public,  their personal thoughts on almost every conceivable topic. The now defunct Blog Rounds gave us a sneak peek at the human side of being a physician. A few continued  and some concentrated on engaging the public to address…

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Should new technologies in medicine threaten one’s (old) practice?

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In one community where I practice, no hospitals offered diagnostic procedures like CT Scans or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Thus the current practice is to immediately transfer the patient to a nearby hospital with such capabilities. This, in spite of the fact that medical professionals here can actually perform the needed medical procedure after the CT was done. This…

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