The Wireless Access for Health is a program which uses Qualcomm’s 3G technology over Smart Communications' network to improve the electronic medical record system of the Philippines.
In the Philippines, local health providers record and report public health data to the Field Health Service Information System, which is the official recording system of the Department of Health (DOH). The Wireless Access for Health partnership aims to streamline this reporting process by building on and strengthening the existing Community Health Information Tracking Systems (CHITS). CHITS is an electronic medical record system developed by the National Telehealth Center (University of the Philippines-Manila). This system improves access to patient’s public health information by consolidating data captured during a patient’s visit into a report for healthcare workers in municipal health units in Tarlac, Philippines.
USAID supports this program by providing technical assistance and advising on project strategy development and implementation. This partnership is funded under the Wireless Reach Initiative by Qualcomm
|Location||East Asia and Pacific, Philippines|