CHITS hailed as one of the four “Best Health Market Innovation Award” in RP from hundreds of creative projects on health care delivery and financing.
Makati, Philippines-The Community Health Information Tracking System (CHITS), the country’s first electronic medical record system for government health facilities, shares its triumph with public health workers upon winning a “Best Health Market Innovation Award” in last night’s Galing-Likha Kalusugan Awards.
Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona, Presidential Sister Aurora Corazon Aquino-Abellada, Mr. Reiner Gloor, President of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines, and Dr. Alejandro Herrin, Chair, Project Steering Committee of the Galing Likha Kalusugan Awards presented the award. Dr. Portia Fernandez-Marcelo, Director of UP Manila National Telehealth Center (NTHC), along with the CHITS team members Dr. Marie Irene Sy and Noel A. Bañez, RN received the award. In her acceptance speech, Dr. Marcelo emphasized the role of public health workers as the “real” champions in improving health care delivery through CHITS.
CHITS was given the award due to its significant contribution to improving health care delivery in government health centers. Nurses and midwives who usually record health data on paper were trained to use the system to generate timely reports for DOH national vertical health programs. With the persistence of its program implementers, delays for accessing of health data were minimized giving more time for health workers to give care to patients at the health center.
The 29th batch of DTTBs
Tagaytay City, Philippines- National Telehealth Center (NTHC) of the University of the Philippines Manila is preparing 70 new DOH Doctors to the Barrios (DTTBs) in using telemedicine applications in an effort to support their practice in doctorless communities in the countryside.
The 29th batch of DTTBs under the Doctors to the Barrios Program of the Department of Health (DOH) began their training last October 17 at the Development Academy of the Philippines Campus. They are officially enrolled in NTHC’s Certificate Course in eHealth and Telemedicine which is a part of the 30-million National Telehealth Service Program (NTSP) recently forged by the NTHC with the DOH. NTSP aims to help DTTBs handle patients in their assigned communities; including those that need specialty care. Currently, there are already 109 doctors – from Batanes to Zamboanga – enrolled in the NTSP. DTTBs are being taught how to do telereferrals to refer difficult to handle cases in 5th to 6thclass municipalities of the country. 26 of them will be deployed in the Mindanao while some will be assigned in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas.
eHealth Seminar on October 8, 2011
The said seminar aims to:
- Introduce you to various e-Health initiatives in the Philippines led by the NTHC;
- Give an you an overview of the principles of the ethical, safe and effective practice and implementation of e-Heath; and
- Open you to a whole new spectrum of career opportunity in health informatics.
Early registration is only 750 Php.
- Groups of 3-9: less Php 50.00
- Groups of 10 or more: less Php 100.00
On the seminar date, we will be giving away freebies such eHealth resources such as CDs, booklets, and many more straight from the International Open Source Network-UNDP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme!
You can register here online! Hurry limited slots only for October 8 participants.
eHealth Training and Seminar
The National Telehealth Center is having an eHealth Training for Nurse Educators and eHealth Seminar for Nurse and Medical Practitioners. For more information, please contact Ms. Aliyah Evangelista at 5256501 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The eHealth Seminar (formerly Seminar on Health Informatics) is a one-day learning activity that aims to introduce the participants to various eHealth initiatives in the Philippines led by the National Telehealth Center. Underlying principles in the ethical, safe and effective practive and implementation of eHealth will also be discussed. Participants will also be introduced to a whole new spectrum of career opportunity in health informatics.
30 July 2011
3 September 2011
8 October 2011
19 November 2011
8:00am – 5:00pm
NThC Training Room
3/F Philippine General Hospital
The eHealth Training for Nurse Educators is an extensive 3-day hands-on traning designed for faculty members of nursing schools. The course will enable nurse educators to appreciate the value of eHealth in moulding highly competent, evidence-based and relevant nursing practitioners, researchers and educators. Additionally, the course will demonstrate how to seamlessly integrate learning management systems and electronice medical records into the nursing curriculum consistent with CHED MEMO 14.