The Medical Transcription Industry Association of the Philippines, Inc. (MTIAPI) has forged an agreement with the US-based Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA) to protect the interest of the industry.
MTIAPI president Myla Mundo-Reyes, who attended the Building a Viable and Sustainable Relationship with Offshore MT Service Organizations by the Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA) conference held recently in , California reported.
“I was actually glad that the participants’ concerns on quality, data privacy, public holidays and government support in policy making were openly raised because I was given the opportunity to inform them that the Philippines is addressing exactly the same issues that really matter to our clients,” Reyes said.
Reyes reported that MTIAPI and MTIA agreed to forge a partnership to protect the interests of the industry and its players. Some of the highlighted areas of cooperation were policy enforcement on data , intellectual property rights protection of their MT curricula, certification of MT workers and training facility accreditation, a company verification process, and some business matching activities for MTIA’s US
Organizations (MTSO) members looking for offshore partners.
Colin Christie, CEO of MXSecure and MTIAPI director who joined the meeting viewed the meeting as a great step towards future cooperation.
“The well-attended panel discussion has torn down barriers to the Philippines’ emergence as the outsourcing and offshoring destination of choice and presented the country as having viable solutions for US MT companies looking for a virtual extension so as to expand their businesses.
Reyes, who is also the managing director of Total Transcription Solutions, Inc., explained that the panel discussion corrected some of the participants’ negative perceptions about offshoring and informed them of where to go, who to talk to, and what to consider if they want to explore outsourcing to other countries.
“I was actually glad that the participants’ concerns on quality, data privacy, public holidays and government support in policy making were openly raised because I was given the opportunity to inform them that the Philippines is addressing exactly the same issues that really matter to our clients,” she added.
Another MTIAPI delegate and marketing manager of IQ West, Sammy Pe, said that as a result of the panel discussion, he was able to get a number of leads at the convention.
MTIAPI director and Transkripsyo chief executive officer Michael Chua said, “It was a very good mission. I believe the delegation presented the Philippine value proposition very well. We are looking forward to having more US companies taking a second look at the Philippines for their outsourced transcription needs.”
Reyes added, “The challenge now is for our local stakeholders—the private sector and the government—to ensure that the right components are in place when the investors begin pouring in.”(BCM)
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