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Disruptive innovations that will potentially change delivery of healthcare in the Philippines

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In an archipelagic country like the Philippines and with a healthcare delivery system lagging behind its neighbours, disruptive technologies offers us a new way of looking at problems.

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

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

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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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Is There Value to Social Media in Philippine Health Care?

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In the January 11, 2014 edition of #HealthXPh’s tweet chat and Hangout on Air,  #HealthXPh community discussed the value of social media to healthcare. Dr. Iris Thiele Isip-Tan (@edocrine-witch)   nicely summed up what transpired during the tweet chat in her blog  The Endocrine Witch. As a follow through, I’m writing my responses here in the context of Philippine…

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Jan 4, 2014 #HealthXPh Tweet Chat and Hangout on Air Topic Responses

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It was a happy day of surprises for the #HealthXPh community as it officially launched the tweet chat and Google Hangout as platforms for health collaboration. For a community less than a month old, #HealthXPh’s tweet chat’s upsurge of activity (we hit 560+ impressions!) delighted us to no end. Big thanks to our friends and…

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