Pre-service and in-service training is important to build people's capacities on eHealth. Whether you are a health worker, a software developer, or a student interested on doing research on eHealth, NTHC welcome you to its eHealth Seminar and eHealth Training activities that will equip you from the basics of eHealth to planning for your own training program.
Doctors who give highly specialized care are concentrated in cities. Referred as "clinical specialists", access to their services is difficult in rural communities in the Philippines.Through telemedicine research- cum-service under the National Telehealth Service Program, a patient's condition can be referred directly to clinical specialists in their region or to the Philippine General Hospital through information and communications technology.
The center advocates for electronic medical record systems(EMR) that could easily work with other information systems. One of most successful EMR's developed by NTHC and UP Manila is the Community Health Information Technology Tracking System (CHITS). It is the first EMR for government-based health facilities now implemented to over 200 health facilities in the country.
An advocacy for access and participation in ICT for development, NTHC is convenor of the International Open Source Network ASEAN+3, created by the United Nations Development Program in 2007, and the Asia eHealth Information Network, in cooperation with the WHO-Western Pacific Regional Office in 2012.
NTHC develops innovations in mHealth, or the use of mobile technology for health,and web-based systems to monitor performance in reaching goals of DOH priority programs. The UNICEF rCHITS project(2012),using mobile phones, extended the ICTs for health to the realm of social protection, basic education, civil registration and disaster management through mReports. Its LGU Dashboard,THE mReports viewer intended for use by local chief executives, is a tool for governance.