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SPMC signs deal with HP, AMT to automate hospital
HP Philippines Managing Director Ryan Guadalquiver
City-The Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) signed Thursday a deal with
Hewlett-Packard (HP) Philippines and Accent Micro Technologies (AMT) to pave
the way for the full automation of the hospital’s system in a span of five
is a five-year financial agreement on lease purchase that will be paid by the
hospital gradually on a monthly basis to help us fully automate and digitalize
the hospital,” SPMC Chief of Hospital Dr. Leopoldo Vega said during the signing
held at the Marco Polo Hotel yesterday.
Chief Finance Office Barbara Cesar said the SPMC has conducted a public bidding
for a company that can provide computers, infrastructure and backup on a lease
to purchase basis considering the hospital’s meager resources.
this partnership, we will be able to help SPMC respond to its IT requirements
to support the expansion and growth it is undergoing,” HP Philippines Managing
Director Ryan Guadalquiver said.
to many consumers, HP does not only sell Personal Computers and Laptops but it
is also the largest solutions provider in the healthcare industry.
said SPMC is a 600-bed hospital with a 200-percent or 1,200 occupancy rate.
With this volume coupled with the hospital’s meager budget, he added, the only
way to make hospital operation more efficient is through automation.
said SPMC along with Segworks has embarked on developing applications for the
various divisions including admission, billing, laboratory, documents and
applications developer has been with us for five years and around 85 percent of
the modules have been developed,” he said. SPMC and AMT’s partnership with SPMC
is good timing sine we already have the applications but we need a good
infrastructure and system to implement that, he added.
noted the development of the x-ray department which has for years, been running
on analog with the use of films and reagents to develop a single chest x-ray.
With the digitalization of the xray department today, he added, the hospital
can capture the medical image of a patient just like a digital camera without
film and reagents.
we need is to invest in software and computer that can produce the image on s
screen with quick turnaround,” he said.
five years time, he said, the hospital will be highly automated such that even
the medical records of the patient including the address and other data will
all be managed by the hospital so there is no need to fill out forms with the
same information whenever patients have to go to the hospital.
vision is for the doctors to be able to look at patient information even
without driving to the hospital because they can just check these records in
their android phones,” he said.
said they have started to convert patient records in digital format in
preparation for the hospital’s automation plan.
Waterfront Insular Hotel is one of Davao City's oldest hotels but while it has been renovated it still has that old charm that has made it a favorite among those who want to stay in a place far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Any true-blue Dabawenyo can attest to the luxuries offered by the resort-hotel even before the new high-rises came in. It offers the amenities of a classy hotel and yet it provides you with that perfect countryside atmosphere.
If you want to experience Waterfront Insular Hotel then the best time to do that is now as the hotel offers mind-boggling deals that are true good to be true.
Information Technology professionals need not go to Cebu or Manila anymore to get their CCNA Certification thanks to the establishment of the Concentrix Institute right in Davao City.
“This is a pioneering institute here in Davao City and depending on its success, we will be offering it next in our Manila office,” Concentrix Davao Site Director Gerardo Dumael said during the launch of the Institute this morning. Concentrix Institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading Fortune 500 company SYNNEX, is located at the Damosa IT Park in Davao City.
The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification Training Course is being offered for a very affordable fee of only P26 thousand, way below the prevailing rates in Metro Manila. Dumael said the four-month CCNA Training is very friendly even to those who have to work during weekdays since the training is being held from 9am to 6pm every Saturdays and Sundays.
Graduates of the CCNA Training can get the Training with Certification Exam Pack…
Celebrity sisters Vina and Shaina Magdayao, popular nowadays for her role as Camille in the afternoon television series "The Better Half", were in Davao City Sunday to grace the opening of Ystilo Salon at Abreeza Mall.
This is the 28th company-owned Ystilo Salon in the country and the only one in Mindanao. Vina said there are several more Ystilo Salons in the country under franchise. Shaina, however, hinted there will be another Ystilo Salon in Mindanao soon but they declined to reveal more details as it is still under negotiation.
"The reason why we have grown over the years is because we offer quality services," Vina said.
Fans of the celebrity sisters crowded in front of the Ystilo Salon early so as not to miss their idol. Both Vina and Shaina took some time to accommodate their fans' requests for selfies and group pictures.