Android-Based Electronic Medical Record System for LGUs
Institute of Philippine Culture,
Ateneo de Manila University
Project Leader: Dennis B. Batangan, MD, MSc(Heidelberg)
Despite the advances in information and communication technology, the use of electronic health (eHealth) information systems among rural communities is seemingly low. This is attributable to the lack of access to available eHealth information systems and the lack of capacity building activities among local health care service personnel. There is also a need to improve transparency of patient data management which will allow local government units (LGUs) to make informed decisions on local health care programs and enhance health care delivery systems.
The eHATID LGU (eHealth TABLET for Informed Decision-Making of Local Government Units) is an android-based electronic medical record system that was developed with the aim to improve patient data management and delivery of health care services. This mobile application allows target end-users to electronically encode and store patient data in a database even in the absence of an internet connection. The system is also equipped with health data analytics and a Mayor-Doctor communication system that allows LGUs to make informed decisions on their community health care programs. Also, the system enables the integration of patient data into eClaims benefit of PhilHealth.
To date, eHATID LGU has been distributed to 426 LGUs across the country. The eHATID team has also conducted 29 training activities that capacitated a total of 990 local health care personnel.
Product Development Stage
The eHATID LGU health information system is ready for commercialization. It already has licensees and is currently transitioning into a spin-off company.
Dennis B. Batangan, M.D., M.Sc. (Heidelberg)
Research Associate and Program Director
Ateneo de Manila University Institute of Philippine Culture
T: (02) 426 6067 loc 211/213; F: (02) 426 6067 loc 121
- Written by Julie Anne Balangat
- Published: 28 June 2019