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Bayanihan in the Time of COVID

by: Kate Vergara | May 19, 2020 | Culture
Bayanihan is a Filipino value of upholding the spirit of community work for the better good. In the ongoing crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have risen up to the challenge of making sure that society is intact until the virus is contained. As governments mandate social distancing to prevent the rapid spread of the…
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Optimizing Your Internet for Telemedicine Sessions

by: Kate Vergara | May 13, 2020 | Healthcare
A stable internet connection is a fundamental requirement when working from home. This is especially important for doctors who host telemedicine video conferences. Any amount of lag or interruptions can cause a frustrating experience for the patient or reduce the quality of treatment. Intermittent connections can happen because of several reasons. Here we have listed…
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Best Practices in Maintaining a Connected Remote Workforce

by: Kate Vergara | April 30, 2020 | Healthcare
The internet has changed the labor landscape when it allowed for telecommuting or home-based work setup. While this promises comfort and convenience to workers, it gave rise to several challenges. Productivity Problems A flexible schedule helps individuals adjust their work hours to their preferred time of the day. However, a remote workforce may struggle with…
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Maximize Your Telemedicine Reimbursements with Videoconferencing

by: Kate Vergara | April 24, 2020 | Healthcare
It is now easier to reach out to patients and provide healthcare in their homes. Last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the addition of new “Category 2” telemedicine services, enabling millions to avail themselves of remote health services. Not all practitioners are prepared for this shift and do not have…
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VMA Stories: What’s Your WFH Look?

by: Kate Vergara | April 21, 2020 | Culture ,Management
Filipinos are diligent workers and we love to dress up. But given social distancing policies to combat COVID-19, we're working from home now. Gone are the days of suits and ties. Now, it's all about Pambahay. Pambahay is a Filipino word that simply means 'house clothes'. It's trading style and good looks for that favorite…
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How to Deliver a Successful Telemedicine Session

by: Abigail Sabido | April 13, 2020 | Healthcare
Technology allows for more accessible and convenient healthcare delivery through telemedicine. Thanks to videoconferencing, office consultations may now be done at home. However, practitioners should create an environment where patients can feel accommodated and cared for despite the remote setup. It’s also essential in telemedicine that patients see that their doctors have a professional and…
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Prepare Your Patients for Telemedicine

by: Juvy Ann Magbanua | April 7, 2020 | Healthcare
Right now we are approaching the expected apex of the COVID-19 infection rate. On average half of in-office patients are being cancelled because they are non-urgent care. 1US doctors switching to telemedicine appointments during the COVID-19 epidemic are being accommodated by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and HHS to relax HIPAA rules during this…
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The New Protocols for Non-Urgent Healthcare

by: Abigail Sabido | April 3, 2020 | Healthcare
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare clinics remain operational to support and ensure patients’ well-being. To maintain the safety of the patients, staff, and medical professionals, new protocols have been enacted but are constantly evolving according to new developments and directives from the WHO, CDC, and local authorities. These are a few examples…
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Your Not So Mainstream Ice Cream

by: Abigail Sabido | March 11, 2020 | Culture
Thanks to the Philippine’s tropical climate, ice cream comes in cheap to beat the heat. Purple yam and coconut ice cream are arguably Filipino, but emerging new flavors and twists are gaining quite a following. More so now that ice cream shops compete in creating the tastiest and weirdest flavors. Ice cream artisans are dipping…
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Humans of Xilium: Our New Year’s Resolutions

by: Abigail Sabido | January 17, 2020 | Company ,Virtual Assistant Stories ,Xilium VAs
The new year is a time to reflect and assess the past year and prepare for what’s ahead. Part of this tradition is the classic New Year’s Resolution. We asked our VMAs and staff theirs and they happily shared their interesting lists. Take a look at the resolutions they hope to develop and accomplish in…