- March 28, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Approximately 60 percent of Filipinos die without seeing a doctor. This is very ironic since the country produces the best nurses and doctors– providing quality healthcare in developed countries. Further, all public health programs have failed to attract nurses and doctors to pursue their practice in the rural areas because young healthcare professionals are more comfortable in an urban setting.
To have access to affordable and quality basic services, a paradigm shift is required. In the case of healthcare, the catalyst is telemedicine, which brings the doctor to the people using digital technology.
The use of social networks in the Philippines is essential in reaching scale in rural health. In the Philippines, these providers are non-profit micro-finance institutions (MFIs) and multi-purpose cooperatives (MPCs) who have evolved from providing micro-loans to offering basic services to improve the life of their clients.
About the Speaker
Mr. Hugh McClung
Mr. McClung has 30 years experience in general management, venture capital and management and investment of new health ventures. He is the founder of E-MedAsia a Pan Asian Health company dedicated to providing innovative solutions to medical professional and pharmaceutical companies.
Currently, he is the CEO of the MyDocNow, a company delivering telemedicine solutions to Philippines patients with focus on rural health.
Ms. Lani Eusebio
Executive Director, ICanServe Foundation
Wife, mother, patient, advocate, and cancer survivor.
Venue: AmCham Hall