QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Standards and Interoperable Lab – Asia (SIL-Asia) is currently teaming up with the Philippine Primary Care Studies (PPCS) for the development and maintenance of an interoperable Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system that will be used in the implementation of the Primary Care program in the Philippines.
On July 5, 2018, SIL-Asia met with the PPCS program team headed by Dr. Antonio Dans and Dr. Jose Rafael Marfori at the University of the Philippines Diliman to prioritize work items for SIL-Asia’s technical assistance to PPCS, and set expectations for the partnership.
The goal of this team-up is to help PPCS automate data entry from laboratory machines to the EMR system of the UP Diliman University Health Service (UHS). With this feature, the UHS EMR is sought to reduce the workload of lab technicians while empowering clinical care. The goal is to implement this to PPCS’ rural and geographically isolated and disadvantaged area (GIDA) sites in the future.
The team-up currently envisions a set of discrete software modules, functioning as translators between the EMR and the laboratory equipment. The EMR is envisaged to retain some modularity for lighter, more flexible, and appropriate implementation to other sites in the future.
More information about SIL-Asia’s teaming with the Philippines is available here.
The Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia is a regional health interoperability laboratory powered by the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) and supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with sponsorship from The People’s Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (PRC Fund).
The concept for the Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia was first conceived at the Regional Interoperability Workshop organized by AeHIN in Manila last August 2015 at the sidelines of the Global Health Research Forum. The regional lab was designed to serve as a template of labs in each country that will later form into the Community of Interoperability Labs (COIL).