The Philippines, through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), recently joined the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition held at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Health Information Management (HIM) sector, as one of the leading industries in the country, has significantly contributed to the government’s initiatives of providing employment opportunities to thousands of local nurses and to the growing business process management (BPM) sector. In 2014, it had 86,000 full-time employees (FTEs) and by 2016, the number of FTEs is expected to reach 135,000.
DTI Industry Promotion Group (IPG) Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado, who led the Philippine delegation to the US, said that the US roadshow aimed to further strengthen the country’s presence abroad and to exploit the growing demand in the HIM sector by attracting future investors and companies to invest in the Philippines. “With the growing US demand for healthcare information management services, we are now eyeing for more US healthcare companies in the Philippines, which in turn, will provide more job opportunities for Filipinos,” Terrado added.Continue reading