Innovation Expo 2012 to highlight IT practice in healthcare services-A A +A
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
THE first-ever Innovation Expo 2012 will highlight the use of information technology (IT) in healthcare services by making this as part of the exposition of other locally-developed IT solutions and products, an executive from Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Davao said Wednesday.
ICT-Davao president Lizabel Holganza, speaking in Wednesday's Club 888 Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao, said the healthcare is the largest industry that utilizes IT in its operations, especially on waste management solutions, disposal of hospital wastes, and control of hospital infectious wastes.
"That's why, we need to have a synergy with the healthcare industry because they use IT in health and hospital systems," Holganza said.
Warlito Vicente, chairperson of the Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (RHRDC), said they will be showcasing the research and developments done in the previous years in the three-day Expo at the Abreeza Ayala Mall on November 9 to 11.
He said they will present products that have large potentials to be utilized by many hospitals to improve healthcare services.
At least 20 companies from the RHRDC will set up their respective booths during the Expo, each representing the different health care organizations from ICT, including the pharmaceutical and health management organizations. There are also eight exhibitors who are directly involved in creative design, software development and hardware developments.
ICT-Davao executive vice president Bert Barriga cited Pyroclave, a technology developed by a homegrown Rick Dayot-led firm Rad Green Solutions, which is now undergoing incubation in the Silicon Valley in United States of America to make the technology more improved.
Rad Green Solutions is one of last year's national winners of ON3 Pitching Competition, alongside with Eric Su, developer of Piclyf.
Pyroclave is a medical waste technology that decomposes infectious medical wastes through Prylosis in the absence of oxygen.
Holganza added that the event will also include industry and career talks in the ICT-BPO Roadshow for the next wave cities.
ICT-BPO professionals will talk about the situation of the industry in terms of providing employment and sustainable jobs to Dabawenyos, according to Holganza.
ICT-Davao is aiming to position Davao City on top of other 35 countries preferred destinations for ICT-BPO investors.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 18, 2012.