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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, January 15, 2018
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Health info mgmt
sector to be boosted

The Bacolod Negros Occidental Federation of Information and Communications Technology is planning to tap big players in the Health Information Management to reach the 5,000 jobs target by 2022 in this sector.

HIM is one of the emerging sectors under the Knowledge Process Outsourcing which includes jobs like medical coding and billing, hospital and patient management, and even health insurance.

Executive director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said that it has been one of the goals of BNEFIT to boost HIM in the province and if there are more HIM companies located in Bacolod and Negros, more people will have an opportunity to have jobs.

Batapa said they are eyeing to tap big HIM companies like the Visaya KPO, Optum (formerly United Health Group), WIPRO, EXL and similar companies that could increase significantly the number of HIM jobs offered in the province.

Batapa said BNEFIT is commending the provincial government for being supportive in the talent development of the Negrenses towards IT, BPO, and KPO related jobs, adding that the government will continue to help boost the industry. *MLG


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