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17/10/2013: US ROADSHOW TO HIGHLIGHT PH CAPABILITY IN BPO & HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

PRESS RELEASE
WDC-093-2013
17 October 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Riding high on the outstanding performance of the Philippines as one of the frontrunners in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), leaders in the health information management and other expert areas in business process management will take part in a roadshow this month to promote the industry and to attract new clients in the United States.

Representatives of several leading BPO companies in the Philippines will be in San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C. to take part in the roadshow from 21 to 25 October and in Atlanta to attend the American Health Information Management Association Convention and Exhibition from 28 to 30 October, according to the Philippine Embassy.

“The roadshow is in line with the mission to create greater awareness for the strengths and capabilities of the Philippines in the BPO industry,” said Maria Roseni M. Alvero, Commercial Counselor of the Philippine Embassy and Head of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Washington D.C.

Alvero said the following top-notch Philippine service providers in the BPO, call center and Health Information Management Industry will be represented in the roadshow: ADEC Group; Don Pin Group of Companies; e4e Global Services Philippines, Inc.; MicroSourcing Philippines Inc.; Visaya Medical Coding Outsourcing Corporation; Diversified Technology Solutions International Inc.; NorthStar Solutions Inc.; and EXL Services.

Alvero said representatives from the Health Information Management Outsourcing Association of the Philippines (HIMOAP) and the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) as well as key players in the US healthcare industry will be participating in a forum in Washington D.C.

“The Philippines has been consistently performing as a top offshore BPO location brimming with an educated talent pool of more than 470,000 English-speaking college graduates and labor costs that are among the lowest in the world,” Alvero said.

“The country remains No. 1 in voice outsourcing customer care, technology, financial, sales and collections services,” according to Alvero. “The US, on the other hand, is a prime location to offer these healthcare BPO services to being the country with the highest total expenditure on healthcare in 2012 according to World Health Organization.”

The roadshow is a joint effort of the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Science and Technology’s Information and Communications Technology Office, HIMOAP, BPAP and the Board of Investments. ###