Globe Business boosts healthcare industry in PH

With the Healthcare Industry Forum hosted by Globe Telecom’s ICT arm, companies learn the importance of ICT in the advancement of healthcare delivery in the country.

With the various challenges in accessing healthcare services in the Philippines, Globe Business, the information and communications technology (ICT) arm of Globe Telecom, recently held the Healthcare Industry Forum, an event that aims to educate healthcare practitioners through industry insights and showcase how ICT can help advance healthcare delivery in the country.

Over 25 IT officers and executives from various pharmaceuticals, hospitals, clinics, and health maintenance organizations (HMO) such as Johnson and Johnson, United Laboratories, MyHealth Clinics, Novartis, Mundi Pharma, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Cathay Drug Company Inc., Maxicare, Pfizer, Bayer Crop Science, and Asalus/Intellicare attended the forum held at the Globe Telepark Valero Showroom in Makati City.

Globe Senior Advisor for Enterprise and IT-Enabled Services Group Mike Frausing delivered the opening remarks and emphasized the importance of the forum to the healthcare sector. “There’s so much to do with healthcare in the Philippines and Globe Business looks at the long-term perspective of providing solutions that best enable it. We believe that through innovative ICT offerings and sustainable and scalable business models, we can help catalyze the growth of the healthcare sector in the country and ultimately contribute to national development.”

Topics such as Insights and Trends on the Healthcare Industry, which revealed how traditional healthcare has evolved to personalized healthcare and how technology is making healthcare more accessible and available to more people with services such as KonsultaMD; Securing an IT Infrastructure, which showcased the various offerings of Globe Business for the healthcare sector such as Data Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Back-up as a Service (BaaS), and Managed Security Services; Business Applications to Mobilize the Workforce, which talked about products such as Canvas, Google Apps for Work and Chromebook, Microsoft Office 365, and Payroll Cloud that can improve workplace productivity and efficiency, and Being the Brand of Choice for Patients through mobile and digital marketing tools by Adspark, a Globe venture, were discussed to the delight of the attendees.

“Through the forum, we were able to add value to our enterprise customers by informing them of the pressing issues and trends in their industry and how Globe Business can be their business advisor and partner as they expand and achieve global competitiveness through our portfolio of ICT solutions,” adds Frausing.

Globe Business has since led the way in initiating industry-specific forums to showcase its portfolio of ICT solutions that can help speed up the adoption of data-driven solutions across the country’s enterprise segment. In 2014, the enterprise arm of Globe Telecom organized a similar forum for the financial industry.