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Sweden’s COVID workers are quitting in dangerous numbers

Sweden faces a shortage of health-care workers as the number of resignations ticks up after a relentless year of caring for COVID patients.

Pressing towards improved health care

More than a basic human right guaranteed by the Constitution, health is a matter of priority here in the Philippines. Several efforts have been...

Technology as a solution to a healthier society

Every new age of progress is marked by groundbreaking developments in the field of medicine and health care. Whether it was the discovery of...

Working together for a healthy country

Health is a fundamental determinant of the country’s economic growth. As the World Health Organization says, better health makes an important contribution to economic...

A hero of philanthropy

Remembering George S.K. Ty: the legacy of a titan Most people might remember Dr. George S.K. Ty as a successful business tycoon who founded the...

Health care backup service industry cites prospects and challenges ahead

THE HEALTH CARE information sector has tempered its targets with the rest of the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry after the overall sector recalibrated its targets due to a growth slowdown in recent years.

A remarkable growth

In the past several years, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), which hit the Philippine health care scene in the 1980s, have been growing remarkably on...

MediCard: Always responding to the patients’ evolving needs

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer As a health maintenance organization (HMO) founded and run by doctors, MediCard Philippines, Inc. prides itself with a unique...

Cocolife: Committed to the health and well-being of Filipinos

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Health is wealth. It is a saying that is popular with many Filipino households, whether rich or poor....

Intellicare: Providing a holistic way of managing the clients’ health

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza, Special Features Writer Founded in 1995 with only 10 employees working together to attend to the health care needs of its...

A better health care experience

Advances in technology across retail, hospitality and finance, among others, have caused consumers to become more demanding. The exact same thing came to apply...

What you should know about HMOs

For a vast majority of Filipinos, falling sick is unacceptable. The demands of daily life are often too rigid and unyielding to allow for...

A key to prevention and wellness

Apparently, checkups are called for when one is already sick. But, nowadays, health care providers are changing the norm as they try to prevent...

Looking into the future of health care

The health care industry stands to benefit greatly from the strong economic growth of the Philippines, but it may also face new, unprecedented challenges....

Reinventing how care is delivered

As technology evolves through time, it has become the driving force of all the improvements in every industry including health care. Digital innovations are...

Adapting trends to advance health care

The health care industry in the country had undergone various transformations, displaying progress in some areas over the years. According to a 2017 Oxford...

A necessary investment

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero According to Oxford Business Group (OBG), health maintenance organizations (HMO) first became prominent in the US in the 1970s as a...

MediCard Philippines, Inc.: Providing adequate health care access to more people

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer When the concept of health maintenance organization (HMO) became popular in the United States in the early 1970s,...

Intellicare (Asalus Corporation): Always in pursuit of better health care services

Intellicare (Asalus Corporation), a health maintenance organization (HMO) that began operations in 1995, has made a commitment to consistently provide its members with high-quality,...

The barometer of economic health

For a country, sustainable economic growth and well-being is something to aspire for. Many societal issues can be addressed with a developed economy, given...

For a healthier nation

Although the public and the private sectors have made tremendous progress in improving the health of Filipinos, many of whom are now enjoying longer...

Philippines’ wellness in the digital age

In this day and age, technology has been a powerful ally for the health care industry. Those in this sector harness latest innovations not...

Gearing toward an inclusive health care ecosystem

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran Special Features Writer Coming from a long line of pharmacists, Johannes Andreas Zóbel came to the Philippines from Germany with his...

A holistic approach to wellness

With a mission to provide quality health care to Filipinos, with health plans designed to cover the distinct health needs of each patient, PhilCare...

A leader in health care innovations

For 48 years, the Makati Medical Center (MakatiMed) has remained committed to its promise of delivering premium health care services to the public. It...

Embracing technological advancements in health care

Technological breakthroughs are helping health care providers deliver services at par excellence. These have become a driving force behind improvements in health care industry,...

Health care spending up 10.5% in 2016

By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda, Senior Researcher SPENDING on health care grew 10.5% in 2016 to P655 billion, with more than half of spending still...

Prevention may be the cure

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman THE SHIFT TO primary health care remains one of the top aspirations of the Department of Health (DoH). But...