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Social Distancing for Healthcare Workers

by: Rey Palmares | September 21, 2020 | Healthcare
In the Philippines, distant areas don’t have easy access to medical care so healthcare workers bring services to these people. They encounter dangerous terrains, river waters, and rebel threats out of sworn duty. They go extended periods without seeing their families but find themselves a new home in these remote communities. As if the current…

Wearables with More Sensors

by: Don Wickelgren | September 17, 2020 | Healthcare
More sensors. More Fun. For just wearing a watch there's a lot of data here. Imagine if all your patients wore this and you and your office had full access to it. You could establish standards for different classes of patients. You have an ability to: Trigger an intervention Establish a goal Provide feedback to…

Our First Satellite Office is in Roxas City

by: Vanessa Belleza | September 14, 2020 | Company
We're finally ready to open our satellite office in Roxas City. A sprawling three-hour-drive city, Roxas is 110 kilometers north from our Iloilo City headquarters. Selecting Roxas as our new site was fairly easy. Other than its accessibility, many of our staff are residents of the place. The usual case is that they move to…

Telemedicine Is Down But Not Out

by: Don Wickelgren | September 11, 2020 | Healthcare
Telemedicine responded to a panic situation and now people are returning to greater in-person visits. I agree with the writer here, "it requires careful consideration of which clinical circumstances should command in-person attention and which cases can be handled just as effectively — and perhaps more conveniently — with a virtual visit". It's likely that…

Will healthcare ever return to the old normal?

by: Don Wickelgren | September 9, 2020 | Healthcare
Business is learning something new. They understand that employees can be productive at home. A CEO’s job is to maximize profit and real estate is not cheap. One of the more profound questions that arises from this, where do I hire my staff? I have a self interest in the answer since my staff works…

The Wearables are Coming

by: Don Wickelgren | September 1, 2020 | Healthcare
The Apple Watch has been the dominant smart watch and it has driven itself and all competitors into health monitoring. Apple is a luxury brand and they command premium prices, allowing them to put a lot into their watches. Personally I like the idea of wearables. I’ve used several and they’re not perfect but they’re…

Filipinos at the Pandemic’s Frontlines

by: Abigail Sabido | August 28, 2020 | Culture
As countries gear up against COVID-19, Filipino healthcare workers are highlighted once again for their caregiving and dedication at the frontlines of the pandemic. Despite their contributions in the medical field, these brave and hard-working individuals cope with the increased discrimination. Elaine Quijano, a CBS reporter of Filipino descent, shares the tales of a few…

Zoom’s Plugging Into Our Amazon, Google, And Facebook Devices

by: Don Wickelgren | August 27, 2020 | Security
Let's talk about Zoom. Unfortunately it may be the only video conference service available to many patients. If it were my choice I would never use Zoom, and due to security concerns, I'd tell any healthcare provider to not ever use this. However, lower income patients may not have a fully capable computer or smartphone…

Security and The Way You Work and Live

by: Don Wickelgren | August 19, 2020 | Security
I empathize with people who are only trying to do their job when they get scared or yelled at because they didn't take the proper action to prevent data from being stolen or an infection from compromising the entire network. There are roughly three types of people that do work on computers. They are: This…

Fostering Workplace Culture on Equality and Diversity

by: Kate Vergara | August 17, 2020 | Company
We take pride in our diverse workforce. To mark our 9th anniversary, we celebrated Equality and Diversity Week from July 27 to 31, 2020. The week was filled with talks and activities from internal and external speakers. Topics tackled were Feminism in the Workplace and Creating Safe Spaces for Persons of Diverse SOGIE, Workplace Anti-Discrimination,…