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4th Healthcare Information Management congress to be held November 12

Government, academe, HIM companies urged to support sector’s growth

Experts in HIM discussed how to take the industry to greater heights during last year’s HIMOSC. From left: Myla Reyes, SPi Healthcare Vice President Philippine Operations; Juanloz Botor, former HIMOAP president; Alejandro Melchor III, DOST-ICTO Smart Cities Director, Jeff Williams, HIMOAP Chairman; and Steven Yeo, HIMSS Asia Pacific Vice President and Executive Director and HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific & Middle East General Manager.

(Manila, Philippines, November 5, 2013) — The Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Association of the Philippines (HIMOAP) and the Department of Science and Technology’s Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) are urging healthcare stakeholders to build on the HIM sector’s potential. This will be among the key discussions in the 4th Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Services Congress (HIMOSC) taking place on November 12, 2013 at the InterContinental Hotel, Makati City.

HIMOAP, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, promises highly insightful panels and an array of networking opportunities in the country’s biggest healthcare outsourcing event of the year. This year’s theme, “Intensity 10: Propelling Healthcare Information Management to Exponential Growth,” reflects the industry’s consistent progress locally and globally.

“We have carefully evaluated the industry and determined the most relevant topics, as well as speakers who can provide valuable information from different perspectives. We see HIMOSC as a springboard for the fundamental growth of the HIM industry,” said Dr. Josefina Lauchangco, HIMOAP president.

The whole-day event is divided into six plenary topics on policies affecting healthcare outsourcing; enriching talent for global competitiveness; preparation for the implementation of  the International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10); building on global breakthroughs to innovate healthcare technology in the Philippines; best practices in HIM services; and envisioning the future of the Philippines’ HIM industry.

Leaders of HIM companies, industry experts from HIMOAP, the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and government officials from the Department of Health (DOH) and DOST-ICTO will spearhead the discussions.

C-level executives in the HIM sector, operations managers and personnel, HR and training personnel, IT managers and vendors, and representatives from government, academe, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and insurance companies are encouraged to attend. To register, visit for details.

The 4th HIMOSC is organized by HIMOAP and DOST-ICTO in partnership with TeamAsia and the support of Cognizant, M*Modal, Globe Business, SPi Global, TeleDevelopment, DumaTek-PI, Maxicare, and MediCard.

About the Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Association of the Philippines (HIMOAP)
The Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Association of the Philippines (HIMOAP), formerly known as the Medical Transcription Industry Association of the Philippines, Inc. (MTIAPI), is a non-stock, non-profit industry organization recognized by the Philippine government and BPM industry. The association was first registered as MTIAPI with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission on October 16, 2003 and renamed as HIMOAP in August 2010.

HIMOAP prides itself in bringing together the Philippines’ most distinguished and active players in the healthcare outsourcing industry towards a common endeavor. The association serves the needs of the HIM service organizations, HIM education and training centers and vendors as it promotes the Philippines as the destination of choice for quality healthcare information management outsourcing services.

About the Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Services Congress (HIMOSC)
The 4th HIMOSC, titled “Intensity 10: Propelling Healthcare Information Management to Exponential Growth”, will serve as a venue for key industry players, providers and the larger business community to address issues and trends in healthcare outsourcing towards exponential industry growth.

This year’s Congress, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the HIMOAP, will allow industry leaders and various stakeholders to look back at the rapid growth of the HIM industry and to look forward to more growth opportunities. It will feature keynote presentations by industry and domain experts; panel discussions with top industry executives from around the region and respected and influential resource persons; and a supplier exhibit. It is expected to attract more than 250 high-level government officials and executives and the HIM, shared services industry, and key markets around the world.