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“Digital healthcare” is not specifically defined under Philippine law. Instead, digital healthcare in the Philippines broadly refers to technology or digital innovation in healthcare.

In recent years, the Philippines has seen a rise in digital healthcare technologies. These include the increased use of telemedicine platforms to access health services; use by healthcare providers of electronic medical records and electronic prescriptions; the use of wearable and other devices to monitor or identify health conditions, including for purposes of clinical trials; and the use of customizable apps in hospitals for visualizing patient health in augmented reality, laboratories to monitor experiments, and for student doctors for reproducing real-life situations in training, and in the administration of treatment of physical and mental disease.

The guide provides key legal information on the regulatory environment for digital health, potential legal issues, and other hot topics at the intersection of healthcare, data and technology.

To learn more about the latest trends and developments in digital healthcare in the Philippines, access the Philippine chapter of Chambers and Partners Digital Healthcare Global Guide 2022, exclusively authored by Quisumbing Torres.



Maria Christina Macasaet-Acaban is a partner and a member of the Management Committee of Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International. Christina heads the Corporate & Commercial/M&A Practice Group, the Competition Focus Group, and the Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group in Quisumbing Torres. She is a member of Baker & McKenzie International's Asia Pacific Healthcare & Life Sciences Steering Committee and the Asia Pacific M&A Steering Committee. She has 23 years of experience advising and representing multinational corporations on domestic and cross-border transactions. Christina is cited as a Leading Individual in Corporate and M&A by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019-2022, Distinguished Practitioner for Corporate and M&A by asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020-2022, and Highly Regarded Lawyer in Corporate and M&A by the IFLR1000-Financial and Corporate Guide 2019-2020. She is recognized as Future Leader for Competition by Who's Who Legal: Competition in 2020-2021. Christina is among Asia Business Law Journal’s “A-List” of the Top 100 lawyers in the Philippines 2021.


Luisa Fernandez-Guina is a partner in Quisumbing Torres' Corporate & Commercial/M&A Practice Group and co-heads the Firm's Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Group. She is also a member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group. She has 15 years of experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, commercial agreements and contracts, and general corporate and commercial work.

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