Launching #HealthXPh: Your Most Relevant Emerging Technology in Healthcare

On Saturday January 4, 2014 10:00 AM Philippine Standard Time, #HealthXPh will be formallylaunched on twitter, hashtag #HealthXPh and live on Google+ Hangout on Air (HOA). Core collaborators discussed the framework for #HealthXPh  in the last Hangout on Air.

In summary;

[box type=”note” border=”full”]HealthXPh is a platform for healthcare stakeholders – physicians, patients, healthcare institutions, academe and policy makers, to discuss emerging technologies in health as it impacts the Philippine health landscape.[/box]

#HealthXPh tweet chat and Hangout on Air will be a regular Saturday event for the HealthXPh community.

#HealthXPh’s tweet chat format is basically similar to #HCLDR chats, thanks to our colleagues Lisa Fields (@PracticalWisdom) and Colin Hung (@Colin_Hung) at Healthcare Leadership Blog.  Topics and a corresponding speaker or panel of speakers will be assigned to each tweet chat and hangout sessions.  Each tweet chat and hangout sessions will also have a preassigned moderator.

Participants are encouraged to join the discussions via twitter (#HealthXPh) and will be given time to speak or ask questions during HOA interactive sessions. Questions maybe entertained thru Google chat ( which is just beside your Google+ hangout window) and twitter using hashtag #HealthXPh or tru our FB group and FB page during the live session.

The topics for this Saturday’s HOA are:

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  • T1 Panel: What is #HealthXPh from the core collaborators?
  • T2 Open Mike: What emerging technologies do you find important and relevant in healthcare?
  • T3 Open Mike: What do you think are the obstacles to the use of emerging technologies in healthcare?
  • Closing Thought (CT): What’s one thing you’ve learned in todays discussion that you can take to your place of influence to help a patient or colleague tomorrow?


Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar (@bonedoc) will be hosting this HOA. Drs. Iris Isip-Tan (@endocrine_witch), Gia Sison (@giasison), Narciso Tapia (@cebumd) will also be co-hosting.

Here’s some very good articles you can get ideas for discussion along the Philippine healthcare context.

  1. Let’s start a grassroots physician social media movement. Wes Fisher MD. on
  2. Seven Effective Ways to Engage on Twitter (shared by @endocrine_witch)
  3. 7 Social media blunders to avoid in 2014 (shared by @cebumd @endocrine_witch)

Photo Credit to Aaron Guiterman at