Job Opportunities In Healthcare Information Management In The Philippines

It's a fact that thousands of jobless newly graduated madlang people such as nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, and graduates of other medical-related courses don't have jobs. But not anymore. Why? Because there is a growing job demand in the healthcare information management (HIM) due to business process outsourcing (BPO) coming from North America (the United States and Canada), Europe and Asia as well.

This was explained by BPO experts at the Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Association of the Philippines Inc. (HIMOAP)

The rapid progress of the HIM industry such as medical transcription services decreased the mass migration of our medical force in the country as offshore outsourcing drove the Philippines' reputation in the BPO industry.

The healthcare outsourcing industry is about US $13 billion annually and that it is rapidly growing  in the market globally.

As of the end of 2010, the BPO industry provided employment to an approximate 14,000 medical transcriptionists in North America, Great Britain and Asia-Pacific, which comprise 85% of the country's market.

The HIM industry aspires to provide our medical graduates more relevant job employment alternatives for practicing their medical courses while using their medical credentials as part of the new growing workforce.

Commissioner Monchito Ibrahim of the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) under the Department of Science and Technology said:

"The Philippines is currently the second largest BPO service provider in the world and the top choice for BPO investors, including the supply of highly competent information technologists (IT) and English proficient talents, comparably low cost investment tool and less stringent investment policies imposed by the Philippine government," 

HIMOAP President Myra Rose Reyes told medical practitioners:

"The Philippines has an adequate and competent pool of medical solution to the unemployed and underemployed healthcare workers in the country, particularly in medical transcription alone which is now getting a significant attention from the U.S. market as they are currently undergoing a major healthcare reformation."


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