To say that healthcare in the Philippines has evolved increasingly in recent years is an understatement. Gone are the days when Filipinos play a passive role in terms of their health, consulting only a doctor when they experience pain and other debilitating symptoms. Today, the concept of healthcare in the country has emerged from merely providing treatment to the diseased, to early diagnosis and improvement of overall health status.
As more and more Filipinos realize the crucial role of early diagnosis, a leading diagnostics center in the country has been setting the trends in preventive healthcare. Hi-Precision Diagnostics (HPD), with the largest network of diagnostic centers in the country, provides services for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from imaging, laboratory, microbiology, as well as special tests like paternity test, and even genetic testing for inherited cancer risks.
Known to be a pioneer in the industry, HPD offers recognized, accurate, and affordable services in the country.“We have proven that preventive health services can save lives. Indeed, one of the keys to long-term good health is taking the appropriate preventive measures. Timely preventive screenings can lower healthcare costs and improve quality of life by identifying serious illnesses in earlier stages,” HPD Vice President for Sales and Marketing Melissa Ongsue-Lee said.
HPD has gone a long way since it started 19 years ago, when preventive healthcare sound alien to the public and even to most healthcare professionals.
“From the beginning, we make it a point to offer accurate, and extensive line of services, and even tests that are not readily available in the country and offer them at a price that even those with little budget could afford”. Ongsue-Lee said.
Today, HPD plays a unique role in supporting healthcare professionals to do their job by providing medical technologies that help deliver a better quality of healthcare and enable ever-improving degrees of individual care through the wide-range of solutions they offer. “We want to make the most comprehensive diagnostics services with the latest testing technologies accessible to more Filipinos, because we believe everyone deserves high quality healthcare,” Ongsue-Lee said.
What sets HPD apart from other diagnostics centers in the country, according to Ongsue-Lee, is its ability to offer affordability without sacrificing quality in the services it offers. Standing as testament to HPD’s excellence in the field are various international and local accreditations and certifications. The center is ISO 9001:2008 certified and its main office on Del Monte Avenue, Quezon City is accredited to PNS ISO 15189:2010 that ensures systems and processes meet international standards. HPD has also received the internationally recognized External Quality Assurance Services (EQAS) certification from Bio-Rad for its various tests such as hemoglobin, immunoassay, clinical chemistry, and hematology.
HPD has been accredited by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Maritime Industry Authority, the Dangerous Drugs Board, the Department of Education, and the Philippine National Police’s Security and Investigation Agencies and Firearms and Explosives Division to do their drug testing requirements.
For Ongsue-Lee, the trust they gained from the local healthcare industry benefits not only the company but all Filipinos deserving of quality healthcare as well. “By getting the right screenings and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices – like what you eat or how active you are – and other important factors impact what and how often you need such health services.”
As HPD continues to improve service delivery to its clients, the company has established facilities that are furnished with state-of-the art equipment and software, and manned by highly trained, licensed professional medical technologists. HPD currently has 23 branches located around Luzon and in the province of Cebu, offer complete laboratory, imaging and dental services which include the following: Bacteriology, Blood Chemistry, Clinical Microscopy, Drug Testing, Hematology, Immunology/Serology, PCR (or Polymerase Chain Reaction tests used to diagnose HIV, viruses and certain fungi), Histopathology, Spirometry, Audiometry, ICG (Impedance Cardiography), Mammogram, 2D-Echo, ECG, medical and dental X-ray, treadmill (Del Monte, Taft, TM Kalaw, Rockwell, Angeles and Cebu branches only), ultrasound, highly specialized tests and paternity test.
For more information about Hi-Precision Diagnostics, visit www.hi-precision.com.ph or contact their hotlines, (02) 741-7777 or (0917) 6348526 and (0922) 8906664.