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Mobile apps change Philippines healthcare sector

Joseph Agustin ‘Jaeger’ Tanco, the 37-year-old president and chief executive of PhilhealthCare Inc., a leading health maintenance organization, is using digital technology to redefine customer experience in the healthcare sector. PhilCare, which has over 300,000 members, 30,000 accredited physicians and 1,400 accredited hospitals and clinics, is the pioneer in prepaid health cards in the country. […]

Swipe for a doctor: Health services go digital in Philippines

MANILA — Millions of Filipinos can now consult with doctors and shop for health insurance on their mobile devices, as the industry shifts to digital platforms, officials said. There are roughly 60 million smartphone screens in the Philippines, where taxis, restaurants and even dates can be booked using an app. Health services have begun to […]

PhilCare Leads App Innovation in Healthcare Investment

The role of the CIO in this competitive and more digitally-enabled landscape is changing. No longer are they simply responsible for the information technology and systems that support their organization’s goals. They are also stepping up and integrating themselves in the bigger picture. James Indino of PhilCare is such. Working as the VP for Information […]

Putting an extra to the ordinary

People who have seen one—or both—of Jaeger Tanco’s superhero-decked offices will easily deduce the 37-year-old CEO’s passions: comic books and graphic novels. “I’m a kid at heart—I still read comic books. My favorite novel is a graphic novel. I can go from mainstream [titles] to indie,” Tanco says. Such interest may seem like a mere […]

A holistic approach to wellness

With a mission to provide quality health care to Filipinos, with health plans designed to cover the distinct health needs of each patient, PhilCare successfully established a name for itself as one of the country’s leading health maintenance organizations (HMO). Established in 1982, PhilCare is one of the pioneers in the HMO industry. Over the […]

Technology and HMOs

Philcare officials led by Jaeger L. Tanco, president, introduce their new app during Thursday’s press briefing at the City Sports Club. TECHNOLOGY is now also changing how health maintenance organizations (HMOs) provide services to their clients and members in the country. Imagine getting real-time consultations with a certified doctor through phone or securing a letter […]

PhilCare eyes 20% hike in customer base through digitalization efforts

SEEING that only 4 percent of the national population has health insurance coverage today, PhilCare expects to increase its share of the health maintenance organizations (HMOs) market with a 20-percent hike in membership over the next 12 months on the back of its digitization initiatives. In a sideline interview during their press briefing in Makati […]