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Healthcare Information Security: HIPAA and the Philippines’ Data Privacy Act

by: Rey Palmares | April 30, 2019 | HIPAA and Privacy
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is only regulated in the United States which makes it challenging for the healthcare industry to outsource work. Because of reduced oversight it is difficult to have overseas companies understand and communicate the need for identifying and reporting data breaches. Even India, a frequent outsourcing location, has…

Filipino Health Hacks: Staple Home Remedies

by: Abigail Sabido | April 26, 2019 | Culture
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…

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…

Job Fair at the Central Philippine University

by: Abigail Sabido | March 27, 2019 | Company
Xilium joined Central Philippine University’s (CPU) annual Campus Job Fair last 15 March 2019 in Iloilo City, Philippines. The recruitment team catered to queries of dozens of job-seekers and interviewed candidates throughout the day. We are one of 30 private companies invited by the university’s Career Placement Office in coordination with local and national government…

Xilium Joins the Women’s Month Celebration pt. 2

by: Rey Palmares | March 13, 2019 | Company
In continued celebration of Women’s Month, Xilium once again joins the University of San Agustin in the second installment of Babaye, Bulahan Ka! (Woman, You Are Blessed!): An Art and Photo Exhibit. Four days from the launch of the first art fair, this occasion is set in The Shops at Atria in Iloilo City, Philippines…

Xilium Joins The Women’s Month Celebration

by: Rey Palmares | March 11, 2019 | Company
Xilium is celebrating Women’s Month. On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019, Xilium joined the launching of Babaye, Bulahan Ka (Woman, You Are Blessed!): An Art and Photo Exhibit in the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City, Philippines. The event is part of Empower, a set of activities set all throughout March 2019 led…

Facebook as a Marketing Platform for Your Business

by: Chikee Tiu | February 6, 2019 | Healthcare Marketing
Facebook is one of the leading social media in the United States, boasting the majority of social media visits as of February 2020. The number of users is expected to increase to over 257 million by 2023, making it a viable marketing tool for medical practitioners. A successful social media campaign goes beyond creating a…

Xilium Stories: VMA Jovette Through the Computer Screen

by: Rey Palmares | January 16, 2019 | VA Stories
Technology can often leave us personally detached from the work that we do. When working with Virtual Medical Assistants (VMAs), this regularly happens because much of the interaction is through a computer screen. Jovette Virgula is one such VMA that clients in Xilium may have come across. Her character and quirks may often be overlooked…

Mobile Devices: A Threat to HIPAA Security

by: Rey Palmares | December 14, 2018 | HIPAA and Privacy
Mobile devices have always been a controversial issue when it comes to PHI. This is predicted to grow more difficult in the ensuing years as US consumers are warming up to the idea of wearable devices that monitor their vitals. The Deloitte 2018 Healthcare Consumer Survey reveals that 60% of respondents are willing to make…

The Digital Paper Trail and HIPAA Compliance

by: Rey Palmares | December 3, 2018 | HIPAA and Privacy
Transitioning to paperless documentation is a difficult process in light of HIPAA standards. The process of storing information does not end after having converted these to digital EMRs. Rather, HIPAA continues and provides for a new set of rules in keeping these documents. There are two considerations: (1) the legal requirements of retention time and…