The Rise of Healthcare Startups

Healthcare startup* is a team of passionate people with a great idea /subsequently designing and delivering a new product or service/ to solve a problem in healthcare where the solution is …

The Controversy of Social Media

This will be a short post since one, it came in late and two, it’s filled with questions specifically spinning off from the recent ADA 2017 conference where as stated …

Let’s Talk About Physician Suicide

I’ve two sons. The younger one wants to be an entomologist, while the eldest is still deciding on a career. I’d be perfectly happy if none of them chose to …

Residency Training in a Millenial World

According to the Department of Health Hospital Levels, a level 4 hospital is a teaching and training hospital with clinical services in general medicine, pediatrics, surgery, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, …

Mental Health and Social Media

Recently when we held the 3rd Philippine Healthcare Social Media Summit, during the Unconference portion where the participants led the discussions themselves, I was particularly struck when a question leading …

Self-diagnosis: Valid or Dangerous?

At the recently concluded #hcsmph2017, a question was asked during the Unconference – Is self-diagnosis online valid? The question was raised in relation to mental health and answering online questionnaires …