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Doctors abroad use locally developed software to computerize prescription

Doctors abroad now use software developed by a Davao doctor meant to replace handwritten prescriptions. Despite its success abroad, software developer finds difficulty penetrating local physicians.

Primarily aimed to help his fellow Filipino doctors in eliminating the risks that come with illegible handwritten medical documents, Dr. Richard T. Mata, a member of Philippine Pediatrics Society, developed the Easy Clinic Software, a free and customizable software that enable the efficient and fast processing of medical information by producing accurate and readable digital prescriptions.

In his presentation during the First Regional Forum on eHealth, held in Davao City on 28 March 2014, Dr. Mata reported that the software is now used by doctors, mainly from India and the USA. In the past eight months, around 14,748 doctors worldwide downloaded the software; India - 5,438, United States - 1,474, and Philippines - 1,205.

The Easy Clinic Software offers revolutionary benefits to replace the age-old practice of handwriting admitting orders and drug prescriptions. The software can be synchronized with the patient’s database allowing the doctor to include patient’s information on the prescription such as the name, age, sex, address and even a photo. (RICHMOND Q. ACOSTA)