The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development – Department of Science and Technology (PCHRD-DOST) and Department of Health (DOH) will hold an eHealth Forum on 26 July 2014 at the SMXConvention Center, PasayCity during the 2014 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW).
With its theme, “The Health Information Exchange, Connecting People and Information for Better Health Care,” the forum tackles the local and global perspectives on health information exchange, and recognizes eHealth initiatives to track the country’s target on maternal and child health with reference to the Millennium Development Goals as well as improvement in community access to PhilHealth benefits.
The Philippine Health Information Exchange (PHIE) is an enabling system that links health-related information, databases and registries with all health services, users, and providers. PHIE provides access to health information by health practitioners and policymakers in making informed decisions.
The forum also features the first Digital Poster Exhibit on eHealth researches and initiatives in the Philippines.
Secretary Mario G. Montejo (DOST), Secretary Enrique T. Ona (DOH), and Undersecretary Teodoro Herbosa (DOH) together with 500 participants from different sectors are expected to grace the forum. For more details, please contact Ms. Michelle Estrera at (02) 837-7534.
- Written by Hope Bongolan