Telehealth Goes Global Pacific
A new Telehealth program in Manila, Phillipines, has recently been launched by the Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPIC) to serve remote area hospitals. “MPIC Hospital Group president Augusto Palisoc said it is piloting a telehealth service involving two machines located in company-owned Asian Hospital and another in a government hospital in Batangas. This will allow patients in remote areas — with the assistance of a professional with medical training — to seek diagnosis or the advice of doctors in a base hospital.” These developments evidence the improvement and vast reach that healthcare technology is making to those traditionally underserved. In addition, as MPIC notes the contribution the technology will make in areas like “Metro Manila where we have the traffic gridlock.” It won’t be long before healthcare technology, enhanced by the developments in Telemedicine are available to all persons around the world.