Around 600 students and professors from various Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Region 2 gathered to strongly support the Healthcare Information and Management Services (HIMS) Roadshow at CSU – Andrews Campus on 27 November 2023.

To further advance the Philippine Healthcare Information and Management System (HIMS) industry and promote jobs in the HIMS and IT-BPM industry, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 2 in collaboration with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Region 2, and in partnership with the Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMAP), Cagayan State University (CSU), and the City Government of Tuguegarao have initiated the said roadshow to promote the industry as a viable area for investment, talent development, and academic alignment for the various stakeholders in Tuguegarao and Cagayan Province.

“The presence of the largest medical centers in the region such as the Cagayan Valley Medical Center and St. Paul Hospital have contributed in making Tuguegarao City, a hub for medical tourism in the northeastern part of the country,” said Hon. Maila Ting Que, City Mayor of Tuguegarao in her message that was delivered by City Councilor Boyet Ortiz.

DICT Undersecretary for ICT Industry Development, Atty. Jocelle Sigue, expressed her gratitude to the DICT R2, DTI R2, HIMAP, and City of Tuguegarao in making the roadshow possible in Tuguegarao, as the city is the only Digital City in Region 2, which provides huge opportunities to Cagayan Valley in the HIMS industry.

Moreover, DICT R2 RD Pinky Tumaliuan said that “this roadshow is a joined commitment to advancing healthcare through the power of information and technology,” as she highlighted the contribution of the roadshow to healthcare.

“Today we start our journey towards the realization of a dream, and that is to become an active player of the IT BPM industry, particularly concerning healthcare. With this huge crowd of healthcare students and graduates in front of us this morning, we are convinced about the eagerness of our people in Tuguegarao City and in the entire region to achieve this dream and to embrace the reigning rockstar of the IT BPO/BPM industry today, the HIMS, which has been growing at an impressive rate in terms of revenue and employment generation in recent years,” said DTI R2 RD Leah Pulido Ocampo as she encouraged the participants to listen intently and take to heart the information about career and business opportunities in HIMS.

Furthermore, the activity was composed of two sessions: HIMS Career Fair: Understanding the HIMS Workforce Requirements and Career Opportunities; and HIMS Industry Session: Understanding the Local and Global HIMS Outlook, Trends, and Opportunities.

Date of release: 27 November 2023