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Standards and Interoperability in the Time of COVID-19

The world is currently facing unprecedented health, economic, and social crisis with the spread of COVID-19. Countries around the world are working round the clock in developing tools that can combat the virus. While many efforts are centered on health (e.g., vaccines, medicines, treatment protocols) and relief (e.g., providing food, helping the vulnerable population, supporting…
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Asia’s ICT Tools against COVID-19

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As of April 2020, it has infected at least 2.2 million people around the world, causing around 150,000 deaths. The disease has led countries to implement lockdowns and community quarantines to prevent further spread of the virus…
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What is an Interoperability Lab?

A health interoperability laboratory is a facility focusing on the interoperability of digital health applications. It is a facility where the government, private sector, and academe can come together to test, create, innovate and connect digital health information systems. With the help of digital health experts, the lab ensures that health information systems are standards-based…
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Interoperability and Universal Health Care in the Philippines

On February 20, 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the passage of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law or Republic Act No. 11223. The UHC Law aims to ensure that all Filipinos will be guaranteed quality and affordable health care while being protected from financial risks and hardships. The UHC Law mandates that every Filipino citizen…
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