SOFTWARE engineering solutions firm Multisys Technologies Corp. has forged a partnership deal with Indian software company Manorama Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd. (MIPL) to upgrade its health care platform HealthBox.

HealthBox is Multisys’ platform for health care services.

The platform, through its ready-to-use systems, portals, apps and websites, was designed to streamline the operations of hospitals, Multisys said in a statement on Tuesday.

The goal of the partnership is to upgrade Multisys’ HealthBox “into a more complete, patient-centric, holistic and integrated system to further empower the health care and medical industry in the Philippines,” the software solutions firm added.

The partnership will enable the platform to include in its services “electronic payments for medical bills and prescriptions, online pharmacy shopping, queuing systems, real-time data management for patient records, among others.”

Both companies aim to make Healthbox useful for making communication between doctors and their patients “more efficient.”

Manorama Infosolutions Vice-President Puneet Pantane was quoted as saying: “Our expertise in health care, combined with Multisys’s strength in customized software solutions, will enable us to advance the modernization of health care services in the country. Through offering industry-standard tools to private and public health institutions, we hope to provide accessible health services that will better serve patients in the country.”

For his part, Multisys President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Almirol, Jr. said: “We continue to collaborate with renowned experts such as Manorama to elevate technology in industries that are essential to the lives of Filipinos, such as health care. Through deploying HealthBox with Lifeline Suite, we are helping companies thrive in the digital age by future-proofing their operations, which will enable them to serve more people in need of health care services.”

Multisys, which is backed by telecommunications giant PLDT, Inc., is also working with local government units on Smart City and Smart Government projects.

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