Philippines Medical City takes operations to the cloud
By eGov Innovation Editors 12-Apr-2012
The Medical City has become Philippines' first tertiary care hospital that uses cloud-based enterprise productivity tools for its operations.
The Medical City is a tertiary-care hospital with over 40 years' experience in hospital operation and administration and serves some 40,000 in-patients and 380,000 outpatients annually. It has a medical staff of over 1,000 physicians, complemented by a 2,100-strong human resource complement, engaged in allied medical, administrative and support services.
The Hospital recently signed an agreement with internet data center and cloud services provider IP Converge for the implementation of Google Apps for Business.
IP-Converge helps The Medical City integrate Google Apps into their business operations, which includes email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, calendaring and scheduling, groups, intranets and video sharing.
Focus on core purposes
Dr Mike Muin, CIO of The Medical City said the hospital's IT department is proactive in reviewing and investing in current and newer technologies to help our employees and clinicians work effectively and efficiently. "We strive our best to find solutions that provide the best ROI for the hospital," he said.
"With seamless operations through online collaboration and file sharing, plus highly reliable and secure email service, Medical City can focus on its core purpose of providing world-class healthcare services," said Mimi Dizon, IP-Converge sales director for business solutions.