Beng Coronel on State of Healthcare Information Industry at HIMS 2016

September 14, 2016

HIMAP and Pointwest President Ma. Cristina “Beng” Coronel is all set to give a presentation of the current state of the Healthcare Information Management (HIM) industry at the Healthcare Information Management Services (HIMS) Conference 2016.

Ms. Coronel’s talk starts with an overview of the global HIM market, showing the latest healthcare expenditure figures from various countries that fuel the need for better HIM services. She also discusses events that boost the growth of the market, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), more popularly known as Obamacare, and the risks posed by graying populations in many First World countries.

Healthcare Growth Amid Technology Disruptors

She is expected to detail the growth of the Philippine HIM market, which is projected to grow at 14.8% compounded annually by 2022. Ms. Coronel will then go through each of the industry’s market drivers, describing how these shaped the current landscape of HIM in the Philippines.

A key part of Ms. Coronel’s presentation will center on how developments in technology acted as an enabler of the local healthcare industry. Of particular note in her talk will be on how digital technology, especially Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and Social Media, and Mobility help countries like the Philippines be effective in taking a “piece” off the global HIM pie.

Ms. Coronel will then discuss challenges to the industry, particularly ongoing or future developments that can disrupt HIM both here and abroad. From here, she hopes to exhort the industry to “future proof” itself by staying abreast of latest developments, expanding service portfolios, broadening one’s market base, improve the talent pool and maintaining the high quality of service delivery in Philippine healthcare information management.

HIMS 2016 is organized by the Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMAP). It will be held at the Makati Shangri-La on 15 September 2016.


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