The Medical City has partnered with Microsoft, DBWizards, and Nexus in modernizing their IT infrastructure, making it the first Philippine hospital to move to the cloud.
The hospital has also chosen to Microsoft Office 365 as its cloud-based solution that will enable its doctors and staff ?to work anytime and anywhere, with access to the latest version of Microsoft Office and collaboration tools like instant messaging, and video conferencing, to name a few,? a statement released by Microsoft Philippines said.
The cloud solution will also help the hospital ?achieve security management and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),? the statement said.
?We evaluated several solutions but only Office 365 fits our requirements and complies with the stringent requirement of the health care industry, ?said The Medical City CIO Don Rabanal.
?We are thrilled to have Microsoft by our side in our journey towards modernization. We are excited to leverage Office 365 to further the delivery of our healthcare services and bring stronger customer value to Filipinos around the country who hold health significantly as much as we do.?
?Cloud computing clearly represents a new era and a step-change for the health industry, enabling efficiency, cost reduction, and better delivery of patient care services,? said Karrie Ilagan, country general manager of Microsoft Philippines.
?We are committed to transforming the health industry by helping them leverage on strategic cloud technology such as Office 365 so they can benefit from anytime, anywhere collaboration; secure access to data, and business intelligence tools to transform these data into impact.?
Currently, over 400,000 in- and out-patients are serviced by physicians and staff at The Medical City annually. On top of this, it also supports a network of satellite clinics and hospitals, delivering a full range of services to patients in Manila and select provinces.