Llanera adopts CHITS with LGU policy
NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines — After seeing our Facebook Post yesterday about their feat in saving a farmer’s life using the RxBox, Dr. Elena Oliva, doctor-to-the-barrio and municipal health officer of Llanera, Nueva Ecija, shared this good news to us: The local government of Llanera officially adopts CHITS in their rural health unit.
Resolution No. 183 of the Sangguniang Bayan of Llanera, or the “Resolution adopting the paperless recording of patients through Community Health Information Tracking System (CHITS), a service program from National Telehealth Center, in the rural health unit of Llanera, Nueva Ecija,” is now being implemented in their municipality. This resolution, aside from officially adopting the electronic medical record in their facility, legalizes their requirement for the maintenance of Information Technology equipment and supplies.
“Para [ito] sa iba na gusto[ng] gawan ng resolution [ang program] para secured ang maintenance ng CHITS (This is for those who wants to secure the maintenance of their CHITS through a resolution),” Dr. Oliva said. She would like to share this to all the implementers of CHITS, recognizing the benefits it has provided Llanera.
Llanera, Nueva Ecija is one of the recipients of RxBox, a telemedicine device that can capture physiologic signals and is integrated with CHITS and telemedicine. Having the whole system installed in their health facility August last year, their admission, reporting and other processes became more efficient, as reported by their staff.
Dr. Kristine Mae Magtubo, project manager of RxBox, explained that creating policies enable the sustainability of an eHealth innovation. She is speaking from experience as she was once the municipal health officer of Mayorga, Leyte, where she filed a similar ordinance appropriating funds to support RxBox.
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