Saturday, October 18, 2014

DAVAO HOSPITAL LEADS IN HEALTHCARE ICT AND INNOVATION

A public hospital outside Metro Manila is catching-up to innovative hospitals to the likes of Makati Medical Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center and the Medical City.




The Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) has become the second biggest public DOH-run hospital in Davao City with a total bed-capacity of 1,500 and over 300+ sub-specialty doctors on 24x7 duty daily to treat or diagnose an average of 1,500 patients from Outpatient, Inpatient and Emergency Rooms daily. 

SPMC has the most advanced healthcare Information Communication Technology (ITC) Data center that enables the hospital to manage its health services efficiently.





In partnership with the high-technology companies, X2Wave, Accent Micro and HP Philippines, SPMC boasts to be the first to achieve full digital maturity in terms of Hospital Information Systems with an enterprise-class integrated, single Unified Hospital Information System including Electronic Medical Record(EMR), Patient Health Record(PHR), Electronic Patient Management(EPM) and Electronic Health Record(EHR).






It is also the first hospital to deploy an integrated hospital systems, with full fiber-optic telemedicine mobile private cloud-computing host systems powered by X2wave, that is truly mobile capable with full secure any time, anywhere access thereby empowering its large pool of medical specialist and practitioners. SPMC is set to be ready for telemedicine and tele-diagnostic capabilities with in-campus fiber-optic backbone from Globe and PLDT pushing internet speeds up-to 10mbps from both telcos.


Full fiber-optic telemedicine mobile
private cloud-computing host systems powered by X2wave


Surrounding Mindanao smaller hospitals should lucky as they shall benefit first such capabilities such as; secure access to vast sub-specialty of Doctors, Radiologist and repository or storage of their patient data or information all electronically.

According to the American Telemedicine Association, telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve and expedite patient’s health diagnosis and status update. With SPMC enabling telemedicine, the hospital will be able to reach out to the rural and poor communities in and around the Mindanao areas with accurate and real-time delivery of various medical programs and patient services. 


The company is powering SPMC to be the country’s first mobile cloud-based computing. X2wave has the vision to contribute and fast-track the development of effective patient care and healthcare systems to enable strong patient services on said region including the Patient Health Portal.Dr. Adrian Flores, CEO of X2wave 

Using the Patient Health Portal, patients can view and browse their health records and make appointment with their doctor.  But Dr. Flores warned that any disclosure between patients and their doctors is always by consent, this is due to strict privacy of patient information.


Launching of SPMC Mobile Cloud by X2Wave Systems


X2wave mobile cloud computing EMR, PHR, EPM and EHR systems are fully integrated into a single platform and engineered for ease-of-use applications, that’s also easy and quick to deploy, customizable and can inter-operate or integrated with 3rd-party software applications. 

It’s been delivered as a value-add on access services via internet or 3G/4G LTE mobile telecom networks. No server hardware, software to install and maintain. Customers who use X2wave’s Server-less technology, On-Demand clinical management services are able to avoid many of the expenses and complexities of traditional client-server implementations. 

As a result, client Hospitals or Doctors clinics incur less risk and lower upfront costs, becomes more productive and efficient, and healthcare providers can now deliver higher quality care to patients.

With the dismal state of healthcare in the Philippines, innovations and technology are always welcome to aid doctors and the hospital to deliver the best care possible. 

SPMC aims to dispel any misconceptions about healthcare with the innovation it brings to their region or territory, which we shall see more adoption country-wide.

~PRESS RELEASE special thanks to Ms. Kath Du


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
    Dr. R ADRIAN  FLORES, Ph.D, MIS
    CEO & Co-Founder, X2wave Systems, Inc.
    +63 917 700 7811, +63 932.844.2121
    Company Website: www.x2wave.com  
    Email Addresses: aflores@x2wave.com, 
                     floresas@gmail.com                                     

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Monday, October 13, 2014

UNILAB Husay at Malasakit by A Stay Home Mom

It's been more than a year that Davao City was hit by a heavy flash flood. As far as I can recall there were no typhoons that time but sky was darker, winds blow very hard and rain keeps pouring down.

I keep on monitoring the weather and by posting it through my Facebook account to keep others inform on what's going on within our city. The water level had already risen to more than 15 meters, more than 200 families has been evacuated from Barangay Matina Pangi, Matina Aplaya, Matina Crossing, Talomo and Balusong, but there are some others who refused to be evacuated.

After the heavy rains subsided, I feel so down upon hearing the news that there are so many dead bodies along the road and even on the trees hanging. The death toll has reached 29 including 16 minors and some are so young as eight months old.

As a Stay Home Mom and the President of
Assumption School Davao Batch 93, I decided to call all my Batchmates to join and help facilitate and donate what they have to the victims, particularly at Barangay Matina Pangi who is badly hit by the flash flood.

ASD BATCH 93 OPERATION SAGIP MATINA FLOOD VICTIMS


NIGHT BEFORE "OPERATION SAGIP MATINA"

We've had an overwhelming response from our Batchmates, some expressed to contribute in kind and in cash. Upon receiving the donations, the product is sorted by my volunteered Batchmates.

When we sort, we see to it that the goods given to us are not expired and clothes are still great to wear.   




Together with our kids we pack the goodies and headed first to our Alma Mater to wait for the other Batchmates and off we go towards the devastated area to distribute our donations.




Reaching the place, we feel the pain and grief of our fellow Dabawenyos. These are some of the view we've seen during our visit to Matina Pangi.



Too bad to hear their cry, but since we're there to help them build and uplift their faith and we wanted to imply that they are not forgotten, that there are many people want to help them stand again from this catastrophe.

Donations are distributed based on priority of needs. Most of them need FOOD, CLOTHES, MEDICINES and WATER.



I believe in the saying, "it's better to give than to receive"... giving is better than the act of receiving because no one has ever become poor by giving. 

As a stay home mom, I initiate kindness of excellence and compassion by extending aid to those who seriously needed it. So I begun with that focus- I will show kindness so that my kids will see me, what they see they can imitate.

Just like UNILAB the biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines believes in the power of husay and malasakit (Excellence and Compassion) and has geared their company's belief in serving people.






With the product they produce, they make sure that their facilities and procedures are safe, so that they will be able to take care of the Filipino people better.



Ensuring the health and safety of the Filipino people are constantly at the center. 




They may have changed their processes in course with the cost increase of technological progress, but their spirit and heart will always be present in the manufacturing of their healthcare products.


We are so blessed that UNILAB products are distributed across the country—from Luzon, Visayas, to Mindanao, to reach out to everyone in need of superior and affordable healthcare products.













Unilab believes in the spirit of genuine concern to make the lives of other people better as much as I do. My advocacy did not stop there, even as A Stay Home Mom and even if I'm not the President of our Alumni Batch I will still persist doing community works. 

UNILAB is doing their best to be a good pharmaceutical company.  I, as a citizen of the Republic of the Philippines want to continue to make our country beautiful because we DESERVE to LIVE in an EXCELLENCE and with COMPASSION community.












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Friday, October 10, 2014

Mysterious Fruit Called Durian

We've been planning to have a Durian Party over the weekend, but we moved it on Monday, sixth of October because it's a HOLIDAY. It's the Feast of the Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year, a festival that denotes an act of submission to God's command.

Going back to our plan Durian Party, we decided to do it during the Holiday.  

In the Feast of the Sacrifice imply us to SHARE what we have.

So we went to Cabantian, Buhangin still part of Davao City, here we will find many durian merchant which sells durian on their multicabs, some put it on a basket or some in their TRISIKAD along the road.






A typical durian stall can be seen at Magsaysay Park, wherein lots of fruits are being displayed.

(C) JeffPonce


Still Durian season here in Davao(durian season start in August and end by October). You can find it also at the supermarket, roadside stall or even a pick up/multicabs.

We purchased two varieties of a durian, PUYAT and ARANCILLO.

ARANCILLO is the oldest varieties of durian here in Davao City. Named after the former BPI-PhilFruits Director Vicente Arancillo. Considered the best variety of Davao durian because it has a milky and delectable taste, it is like your drinking a milkshake or a smoothies.

My fave durian!

ARANCILLO


PUYAT it looks like an over riped durian because of its golden yellow color.  A deliciously creamy and very sweet yet mild scent durian with a floral coloration.

PUYAT
Mysterious Fruits maybe because of the health benefits it gives us.







Here you only need to stand up while eating your durian.

BIG MOUTH for our DURIAN!

We used biodegradable plastic cellophane in holding our durian pods to spare us from the stinky smell.




Though durian received mixed reviews, considered it a delicacy or nuisance because of its strong pungent odor, but the durian flesh taste so great that makes you crave for more!

Durian is famously called the "King of All Fruits", and all who share is REWARDED.  Thanks so much Sis Che for sharing this wonderful Durian Party experience, the most superlative feeding experience in my durian entire life! Hahahahaha......


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Sunday, October 05, 2014

Tang Sweet Orange at TreeVolution in Mindanao Brand congratulates Mindanaoans for breaking tree­planting world record

Tang Sweet Orange supports the "TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW" movement, an attempt to break the current world record held in India for the most number of trees simultaneously planted in multiple locations.



Refreshing drinks of Tang Sweet Orange were provided to over 7,000 volunteers in Davao. Over 200,000 volunteers planted a total of 4.6 million seedlings across regions 9, 10, 11, 12, theCaraga, and the ARMM, breaking the world record.



This movement is a call to action for all Filipinos, not only Mindanaoans, to conserve and protect nature with the impending threat of climate change.~Chairperson Luwalhati Antonino - Mindanao Development Authority organizer of the event.

"We thank Tang Sweet Orange for their support for this endeavor," she added. 

Tang Sweet Orange congratulates Mindanaoans for their unified effort in attempting in breaking this world record, said Alex Tacderas, Category Lead for Powdered Beverages of Mondelez Philippines – maker of Tang Sweet Orange. 

"Tang is very privileged and honored to have been part of this meaningful undertaking. The trees planted will help sustain our environment for generations to come. The initiative not only shows that Filipinos are eco­conscious, but more importantly, that Mindanaoans are truly unified."



Tang Sweet Orange was created partly to honor this unity and this unique culture. The people of Mindanao can identify with its right blend of sweetness that is especially made for Mindanao. 

It is truly “Timplang lami, Timplang ato” – a drink that relates to and helps refresh the culture that is unique to the region.

ABOUT TANG:

Tang is a refreshing powdered juice drink packed with vitamins and minerals that comes in 11 variants. Available in Orange, Apple, Mango Strawberry, Grapes, Watermelon, Four Seasons, and Pineapple. 

It also comes in the limited edition Watermelon­-Apple and Watermelon­-Strawberry, and the Sweet Orange flavor exclusively available in Mindanao.




Tang is manufactured and distributed by Mondelēz Philippines formerly Kraft Foods.



*PRESS RELEASE


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Friday, October 03, 2014

How to Make a DIY Portfolio: Simple and Easy School Storage

I was about to throw my old art stuff, then I remember that it can still re-use of my youngest daughter for her next art pieces activities in school so I store some important artworks for safe keeping.

And so I was right, the next day Chelsea ask me to assist her to produce a storage for her paper exams, quizzes and assignment something that has 3 columns to hold long and short papers.

To make a simple and easy DIY Portfolio you need to have a canvas of art panels(use here the old chipboard from the previous DIY), long folder, art wrapper, transparent duct tape, scissor, glue, pencil, stapler and ruler.




First cut a chipboard with the same height with a long folder, then fold it and make a 3 column, then put two lines each fold for partition.



This is how it appears when you fold it.




Make a box to form a paper storage.





  






Wrap it with art paper.

A sturdy storage solution for quizzes, assignments and test papers.





Simple and easy.  You can use any decorative papers to categorize multiple portfolios.

Chelsea is using this to hold all her SUMMATIVE and PERIODICAL TEST PAPERS and ASSIGNMENTS.






  

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

ELLO: The Trendy New Social Network Start Up

A brand new social networking went viral last Thursday, 25 of September.  And it was marked as the "anti-FACEBOOK" because it's ads FREE!




ELLO was created as a "PRIVATE" social network and was recently opened its door on an invitational basis only.


SCREENSHOT



Many are curious that ELLO becomes most talked about topic today from USA and now here in the PHILIPPINES.


(C) ELLO https://ello.co/warwicka


I too was curious, so I take the chance to get information from ELLO. And was caught with their statement:


ELLO doesn't sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third party.

A bit curious about the no ad-policy! WHY?  read more HERE >>> WHY NO ADS.


SCREENSHOT


YOU ARE NOT A PRODUCT.  Yes! We are not a product indeed that is why I like this new concept/platform from ELLO and I want to be part of this new and trending social networking site.

Thanks to PAUL BUDNITZ, BERGER & FOHR and MODE SETS for this creative collaboration, for this we can socialize, make friends and be part of a viral site that will not lead us to sell and collecting our personal data, representing our social links/connections for profit, indeed that is too creepy and thus unethical!

According to ELLO, if we join the site they will just collect information related to our per visits, this way they can get information that can help understand how people interact and to make ELLO a better site


To join ELLO, you need to have a friend or someone that is already in the network. Or you can REQUEST an invitation by visiting ELLO.


SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL AND ADS-FREE!  


Hope they can fulfill their promises, to make ELLO purely a social networking site and not a mere advertising and promotional platform propaganda.




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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Download PLDT HOME heyÜ and Win Brand New Samsung Galaxy S5

Telephones,mobiles,FABTAB,Teltab have offered a tremendous means to easily get in touch with our loved ones any time.  And now with the new app from PLDT HOME is more fun to connect with them using heyÜ.



WHAT IS PLDT HOME heyÜ?

It connects you with your family and friends using the all-new features life free and unlimited heyÜ to heyÜ calls and heyÜ to PLDT landline calls nationwide.


 
 

 







Send personal or secret messages instantly with heyÜ. Chat with groups and meet friends.





 



You can even personalize your message with stickers.  And choose from a variety of sets that best represents your mood and personality.



FREE heyÜ to heyÜ calls.

FREE landline calls nationwide.

As low as PHp5/min for calls to SMART, Talk'N Text and SUN. And as low as PHp1.50/min for calls to Mainland, United States of America, Canada, Hawaii.

  




Free VIDEO CALLS to other heyÜ users.


SIMPLE TO USE:

  1. Sign-up and register your details here >>> PLDT HOME heyÜ Registration
  2. Download the app at www.pldteshop.com or Google Play Store
  3. Plug in the username and password provided by PLDT upon registration.
  4. Ready to use. 

And if your asking, does heyÜ work with your phone? It works on Android smartphones and Telpad units.


 
 


Also avail the PLDT HOME heyÜ PRIZE GRAB PROMO and WIN a BRAND NEW SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 and other great prizes. How?


So what are you waiting for, discover the new ways to say "HELLO" with heyÜ!

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