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Humans of Xilium: Nurse Jelmar, Answering the Call to Action

by: Abigail Sabido | May 31, 2019 | Company ,Virtual Assistant Stories
Nurse Jelmar witnessed  the glaring reality in his city’s slum areas. He has resources: time, knowledge, and equally concerned peers. He knew he could do something. The Call to Action While it’s a highly urbanized city, Iloilo (where our VMAs are based) has depressed areas that show the disparity between progress and poverty. People in…
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The Mangoes of Guimaras

by: Rey Palmares | May 24, 2019 | Culture
Guimaras Island is recognized as the Mango Capital of the Philippines, farming and researching export quality mangoes for the past several decades. Alongside this, a rich and storied culture has flourished, including  The Manggahan Festival celebrated in May. Directly translated as The Mango Festival, it is a cheery event that means much to the locals.…
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Humans of Xilium: Nurse Rey, Man with a Mission

by: Abigail Sabido | May 23, 2019 | Culture ,Virtual Assistant Stories
Sharing the same story with many nurses in the Philippines, Rey entered nursing school though it was his last option. It’s common for Filipinos to be forced by folks to take up nursing. But his was a story of liberty to choose the course of his choice, on one condition: abandon his military ambition. It…
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Humans of Xilium: A Look Into the Lives of Our VMAs

by: Abigail Sabido | May 20, 2019 | Company ,Virtual Assistant Stories
We owe our success to the diverse and dynamic Virtual Medical Assistants that make up the bulk of our staff. In a series of articles, we are highlighting their stories and celebrating their lives. Here is a preview to some of them: Nurse Irish "On my days off, I supervise my online business. It started…
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Nurses’ Week: Nurse Alexa, in the Service of Others

by: Abigail Sabido | May 11, 2019 | Virtual Assistant Stories
May 12 is International Nurses Day, which culminates the International Nurses Week, celebrating one of the most trusted professions in the world. To make it far in nursing entails commitment, compassion, and a bunch of stories to tell in the unconditional service of others. Our Virtual Medical Assistants (VMAs) also have their own experiences during…
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Filipino Treats to Beat the Summer Heat

by: Abigail Sabido | May 1, 2019 | Culture
It’s hot in the Philippines all year and it only gets even hotter comes summer. Going to the beach, taking a dip in the pool, or going somewhere cool might be the brightest ideas to deal with the sweltering heat. But for Filipinos, summer will never be complete without these thirst-quenching, traditional treats. Halo-halo Halo-halo…
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Healthcare Information Security: HIPAA and the Philippines’ Data Privacy Act

by: Rey Palmares | April 30, 2019 | Healthcare ,News and Tips ,Security
Since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is limited in applicability to US territory, the healthcare industry is constrained from exploring outsourcing manpower. Overseas companies outsourcing to the US are all too difficult to be held accountable for data breaches. Even India, one of the world’s foremost providers of outsourcing, is yet to…
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Filipino Health Hacks: Staple Home Remedies

by: Abigail Sabido | April 26, 2019 | Culture ,Healthcare
Flu season in the Philippines lasts throughout the year. Getting sick entails facing rising healthcare costs that are difficult for the majority of Filipinos to cope with. This is why Filipinos (especially older folks) turn to simpler health hacks for relief. These tips have been passed down to younger generations, making them staple home remedies…
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Nursing shortages in the UK continue to worsen

by: Rey Palmares | April 23, 2019 | Uncategorized
With the effects of Brexit still being felt, nurses in the UK are now experiencing grave understaffing. The government-funded health program - the National Health Service (NHS) - has reported nursing shortages in every one of four hospitals. This story was earlier reported by The Independent to highlight a growing threat to national interest in…
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Healthcare Virtual Medical Assistant Technology 2024 Growth Projection

by: Abigail Sabido | April 15, 2019 | Healthcare ,Management ,Xilium VAs
Research firm Meticulous Research projects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.7% in the healthcare virtual assistant market from 2018 to 2025. In the forecast titled Healthcare Virtual Assistant Market - Global Opportunity Analysis And Industry Forecast, the market is expected to generate USD 1.7 billion. Published in January 2019, the study also forecasted…