Emergency Medical Trainings Go Online through Pointwest’s Learning Platform

Mike Togle
April 24, 2018

Rockwell Business Center, Ortigas—On March 13, internationally-authorized occupational safety and health training provider CHEERS launched 24/7 emergency medical trainings through www.cheersonline.ph, powered by Pointwest Technologies’ online learning platform, Mento.

CHEERS, shorthand for Community Health Education Emergency Rescue Services, provides emergency medical training—alongside international and local certification—for the public, and will be making these available online through Pointwest’s Mento, a cloud-based learning management system.

“We are excited to bring these critical training modules right to the fingertips of health professionals, first-aid workers, government offices, and anyone engaged in disaster management and emergency response, through Pointwest, our technology partner,” Sandra “Sandy” Montano, CHEERS Vice President for International Affairs

These emergency medical services trainings include:

  • Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH) Training;
  • Basic First Aid;
  • Basic Life Support;
  • Advance Cardiovascular Support Training (in partnership with the American Heart Association or the AHA);
  • Barangay Health Workers training;
  • Occupational Safety and Health Training; and
  • Other training modules currently being developed through TESDA.

Keeping updated on a robust online learning platform

Mento brings to CheersOnline a powerful system that can administer and manage course content, while tracking and guiding participants’ individual learning paths.  As a cloud-based online learning platform, it can be accessed anywhere and anytime, and can carry content from multiple course providers for a comprehensive and one-stop learning channel.

Pointest and Cheers Presidents Shake Hands

“Analytics is embedded in our system, so Mento ‘learns’ what competencies are needed, and can make suggestions on future training to take,” shares Albert Don Gozar, Pointwest Head of Learning and Development, and co-product owner of Mento.

Co-developed with the Healthcare Business Unit, Mento is one of Pointwest’s enterprise software products created in response to user needs and business demands.

A partnership for accessible healthcare and emergency response

JL Botor, Manager for Healthcare and Insurance, relates that Pointwest began discussing a possible alliance with CHEERS as far back as 2014, when Chairman Renato “Rene” Quizon and CEO Ma. Cristina “Beng” Coronel became fellow awardees with Ms. Montano at the ASEAN Business Awards in Myanmar.

Pointwest and CHEERS Partners in a Group Shot

Pointwests’ Arko, a flood and extreme weather monitoring mobile application, was one of the digital innovation firm’s entries that helped it bring home the silver for Most Admired Company for Innovation, while Ms. Montano was awarded First ASEAN Woman Leader for her advocacy in disaster resiliency.

“It is a confluence of like minds who are passionate about making quality healthcare and emergency response accessible to anyone 24/7, and technology is our enabler,” Rhea Latoga, Head for Pointwest’s Healthcare Business Unit


About Pointwest

Founded in 2003 by pioneers of the Philippine Global Sourcing industry, Pointwest creates value for its list of satisfied clients — including top Fortune 100 and local companies — with world-class IT and BPM services backed by international-standards methodologies and innovative practices.


CHEERS provides training on Emergency Medical Services with International and Local Certification. CHEERS is an American Heart Association (AHA) International Training Center, an independent American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) authorized Training Center and an Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) Educational Center in the Philippines authorised to conduct CPR and ECC Courses for healthcare providers and lay rescuers.