Pointwest Shines At HIMSS 2017, Leads 15 Companies in the IT-BPM Healthcare Roadshow across the US
March 22, 2017
USA – February 2017: The Pointwest delegation, led by Pointwest President Beng Coronel, attended the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from February 10 to 13, 2017. The company also led a group of 15 companies for the IT-BPM Healthcare Roadshow in New York, Houston and San Francisco on 16th, 23rd and 27th February, 2017, respectively.
The company’s three week productive trip to USA started with a roadshow at New York, entitled ‘PH Roadmap to 2022: Accelerating IT-BPM Growth through Outsourcing’, which was then followed by the HIMSS convention in Orlando. The trip concluded with succeeding roadshows at Houston and San Francisco, where the Philippine delegation got to tour world-class facilities such as the Texas Medical Center. The series of events brought together leading companies, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to discuss, understand and enhance collaboration in relation to the changing dynamics of the healthcare technology industry.
Keynote speakers at HIMSS’17 included Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, John Boehner, Former Speaker of the House US House of Representatives, and Ed Rendell, the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania, Robert Herjavec, Cyber Security Expert, Entrepreneur Author and Kevin O’Leary, an Investor in innovation. Key topics discussed at the conference included cybersecurity, revenue cycle solutions, telemedicine, connected health and blockchain in healthcare and other important issues facing healthcare technology.
Pointwest, along with the Philippine delegation at HIMSS interacted with more than 500 visitors, including business leaders and healthcare practitioners, at the Philippine Booth in the HIMSS’17 Exhibit Floor. This interaction facilitated the exchange of healthcare technology insights, the discussion of the growth of the Asia Market for IT services and assimilation of ideas in order to strengthen Asia’s IT-BPM landscape.
The aim of the three roadshows across New York, Houston and San Francisco on the other hand was to promote growth of IT-BPM services in Philippines by meeting business leaders, showcasing business case studies, discussing industry developments and opportunities.
Beng Coronel, Pointwest and HIMAP President, addressed the attendees at the roadshows by highlighting growth trajectory of the HIMS industry, “In the next five years, the HIMS industry could be making $5 Billion in revenues at 13% CAGR. The industry could provide 210,000 direct employment.”
Data presented during the event highlighted Philippines as one of the fastest growing economies in Asia with a GDP growth rate of 6.8% in 2016. With over 70,000 graduates expected from the field of Engineering and Technology and over 40,000 graduates expected from Medical courses, the Philippines’ high quality supply of talent makes it the ideal market for IT-BPM expansion, offering both the needed quantity and most importantly the high quality of the IT professionals.
“The Philippines is in a demographic sweet spot with the median age at 23.4 years old, the age of someone who graduated from university. This younger population constitutes a significant portion of the population which automatically decrease the burden of the overall economy. With ample training and employment opportunities, growth can not only be sustained, but also spurred.”Consul General Henry Bensurto Jr.
With an audience of healthcare professionals and business leaders, several questions were asked during the open forum about future threats to the industry which include automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and the changing US political climate.
“To future-proof our industry, we need to invest in the talent base especially in the fields of health informatics, analytics, biostatistic, data visualization and design thinking. Furthermore, to address threats of automation and AI, IT companies need to level up the service portfolio, offering higher value services such as Telehealth, Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Research.” Beng Coronel, Pointwest President
At the end of the day, Pointwest aims to strengthen connections forged in the HIMSS’17 conference and IT-BPM Roadshow, grounded by the company mission to transform healthcare delivery. The events opened doors for a plethora of collaborative opportunities among Filipino companies, emerging local talent and global leaders. #TransformingHealth
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