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Healthcare Outsourcing Segment Aims to Employ 100,000 by 2016

by: Sarah Joson

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Outsourcing News |

Healthcare Outsourcing Philippines to create more Jobs

With the robust global healthcare outsourcing industry which is expected to reach $162 billion next year, the healthcare information management outsourcing services (HIMS) segment of the Philippines aims to employ 100,000 by 2016.   

According to Dr. Penny Lauchangco, President of the of Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Association of the Philippines (HIMOAP), the Philippines currently employs 66,000 which is just a portion of the global healthcare outsourcing industry. The executive added that the requirements in the industry are continuously evolving, and demand is growing.  

Lauchangco noted that the country has the resources needed and they are doing their best to tap them to reach the target of 100,000-strong workforce by 2016. Healthcare information management is said to be the largest contributor to the growth, and the United States has the largest market share.

Growth in the healthcare information technology industry is seen in the establishment of new players, as well as the spread of high-value and specialized processes that cater to the complex requirements in the healthcare industry.

One of the challenges cited by Lauchangco is the shortage of skilled candidates who match the requirements of the segment. She also pointed out the lack of partnership among private and government institutions that can help address talent pool problems. Meanwhile, she said HIMOAP is committed to achieving the necessary human resources requirements that can empower the country to be one of the preferred healthcare IT outsourcing destinations.


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