Thursday, July 14, 2011

Telecom giant installs country’s first e-medical network system in Iloilo

July 11, 2011, 4:40pm

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines ?Telecommunication giant Smart Communications Inc. recently launched the country’s first electronic medical network system in Iloilo.

The technology, known as Secured Health Information Network and Exchange (SHINE) is an electronic medical record and inter-facility health referral system that can be accessed through either the internet or mobile phones.

Ramon Duremdes, Smart consultant for Strategic Business Development Group, said doctors and other health care professionals can be interconnected through the system.

Developed in consultation with the Department of Health (DoH), SHINE is a comprehensive databank for both health care professionals and patients.

It aims to enable the health sector more efficient by omitting redundant recording system in hospitals and health care centers.

The system features electronic documentation of patient medical records, patient consultations, health care specialist referral lists, and providing real-time information of patients to doctors via text messaging.

“With real-time data it generates, we can analyze the patient’s status and make necessary recommendations,” said DoH Undersecretary Teodoro Herbosa.


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