Author Archives: Henri Joshua Igna, RN

Internet, social media and mobile use of Filipinos in 2015

March 26, 2015 11:25 am | by Henri Joshua Igna, RN | Posted in Features

The Philippines is said to be the social media capital of the world, a title that we did not give ourselves, but by digital experts around the globe, despite our generally slow internet connection. In a news last year, Makati and Pasig city were even tagged as two of the selfie capitals of the world. […]

NTHC partners with DOST-VI and state university for eHealth expansion

March 24, 2015 1:13 pm | by Henri Joshua Igna, RN | Posted in News

University of the Philippines National Telehealth Center director Dr. Portia Fernandez-Marcelo met with Department of Science and Technology-VI regional director Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga and several officials from the Western Visayas State University to discuss the expansion of RxBox and eHealth in the region. WVSU is one of the volunteers to be a regional training […]

NTHC team learns from the ‘Father of CHITS’

March 19, 2015 1:07 pm | by Henri Joshua Igna, RN | Posted in News

The research staff of NTHC implementing CHITS or Community Health Information Tracking System began undertaking the ‘Informatics Training in Place Program (I-TIPP). I-TIPP is a pilot program of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed to build public health informatics knowledge and skills of workers while they remain on their jobs. The program […]

Navotas uses Facebook in managing CHITS

March 5, 2015 12:38 pm | by Henri Joshua Igna, RN | Posted in News

MANILA, Philippines — With the hype of social media nowadays, it is no surprise if we find interesting ways on how to use it for different purposes. NTHC is not an exception. Abby Santos, area coordinator of CHITS implementation in Navotas, shared to us how they use Facebook in the management of the project. “I […]

#HealthXPH: Trending health in social media

February 25, 2015 1:58 am | by Henri Joshua Igna, RN | Posted in Features, News

In the past months, health care professionals who are involved in health informatics or even in social media may have witnessed the slow but steady unfolding of a trending hashtag. Every Saturday, at about 9 o’clock in the evening, twitter feeds of those involved in health informatics are slowly being populated by the initially strange […]