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OLFU-hosted Tech-Care Conference champions Patient-Centered Health Care in the Technological Age
OLFU-hosted Tech-Care Conference champions Patient-Centered Health Care in the Technological Age

By: Vicente Santos

05/28/2019

By: Vicente Santos

05/28/2019

Last 25 May 2019, Our Lady of Fatima University hosted the “Tech-Care: Revolution, Evolution and Innovations in Health Care” National Conference on Health at the Allied Medical Science Auditorium of the Valenzuela Campus.

Health care professionals, as well as medical and allied medical students, flocked to the venue, eager to learn from the Conference, whose primary focus was to explore advancements in health care, and discuss significant changes and challenges that have arisen in the digitized modern society. Moreover, it emphasized the importance of the human aspects of caring amidst the technological revolution, which notably enhances patient experience.

Officially welcoming the delegates was the Dean of the College of Nursing of the Quezon City Campus, Nelia Capulong, who encouraged the delegates that, while the industry continuously sees new developments and innovations, they must not forget the patients – those who are central to their duty and calling as health care providers.

The Conference’s lineup consisted of the following topics and distinguished speakers: Advancements and Challenges for the Filipino Healthcare Providers by keynote speaker Dr. Raymond Francis Sarmiento of the University of the Philippines Manila; Robotics’ Expanding Repertoire by Dr. Albert Causo of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; The Language of Caring: Words that Transform the Patient Experience by Dr. Carmelita Divinagracia of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Nursing and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Committee on Nursing Education; 88 Days in India: A Pilgrimage of Faith, Hope and Love by authors Chet and Margie Espino; Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Research in Health by Dr. Teresita Barcelo of Centro Escolar University; and Entrepreneurial Skills in Health Care Practice by Dr. Brian Gozun of De La Salle University – Manila.

At the event, the Dean of the College of Dentistry and incumbent president of the Philippine Association of Dental Colleges, Dr. Arturo De Leon, introduced the Oral Cancer awareness ribbon and campaign with the slogan “Oral Cancer, Our Concern”.

“Let us all keep in mind that technology is ushering in a new era of health care”, conference chair and Dean of the College of Nursing, Dr. Maria Luisa T. Uayan said in her closing remarks.

“What we do with technology today will transform the health care of tomorrow; it is up to us to connect the pieces”, she asserted.

The Tech-Care Conference is an initiative headed by the conference champion, the OLFU College of Nursing, together with the College of Medicine and the University’s allied medical colleges, namely: Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Dentistry, under the guidance of the Center for Professional Development and Academic Partnership.