Published Research

  • International

    Telemedicine Program Utilizing Short Message Service (SMS) for Remote Village Doctors. Alex I. Gavino, MD, Pia Athena P. Tolentino, RN, Alexandra Belle S. Bernal, RN, Paul Fontelo, MD, MPH, Alvin B. Marcelo, MD. Question 14-2/2: Mobile eHealth solutions

    Effect of image compression on telepathology. A randomized clinical trial. Marcelo A, Fontelo P, Farolan M, Cualing H. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2000 Nov;124(11):1653-6.

    An SMS Appointment Reminder System for Prenatal Care in Urban Health Care Centers in the Philippines.Ryan Julius A. Banez, Raymond Francis Sarmiento, Alvin B. Marcelo, Paul Fontelo, Bowei Du.

    Health Information Systems: a Survey of Frameworks for Developing Countries. Section 3: Health Information Systems. Marcelo A. IMIA Yearbook 2010 2010 5 1: 25-29

    CHITS on Center for Health Market Innovations Poster– The Community Health Information Tracking System (CHITS) was mentioned in the poster “Designing a practical, low cost-methodology to collect better information on the impact of a large number of promising health programs” The poster was presented by Maria Blenky, Donika Dimovska, and trevor Lewis of the Center for Health Market Innovations

    Health Informatics for Development: A Three-pronged Strategy of Partnerships, Standards, and Mobile Health. Contribution of the IMIA Working Group on Health Informatics for Development . Marcelo, A., Adejumo, A., Luna D. University of the Philippines Manila, National Telehealth Center, Manila, Philippines. Tel: +632 525 6501; E-mail:

    Towards Open Collaborative Health Informatics – The Role of Free/Libre Open Source Principles. Contribution of the IMIA Open Source Health Informatics Working Group. Karopka T, Schmuhl H, Marcelo A, Molin JD, Wright G. Yearb Med Inform. 2011;6(1):63-72. PMID: 2193832

    A comparison of the accuracy of clinical decisions based on full-text articles and on journal abstracts alone: a study among residents in a tertiary care hospital. Marcelo A, Gavino A, Isip-Tan IT, Apostol-Nicodemus L, Mesa-Gaerlan FJ, Firaza PN, Faustorilla JF Jr, Callaghan FM, Fontelo. PubMed US National Library of Science-National Institutes of Health.

    Emerging eHealth Directions in the Philippines. Fernandez-Marcelo PGH, Ho BL, Faustorilla JFJr, Evangelista AL, Pedrena M, Marcelo A. Yearbook of Mededical Informatics 7:144-52. 2012

    An online method for diagnosis of difficult TB cases for developing countries. Marcelo A, Fatmi Z, Firaza PN, Shaikh S, Dandan AJ, Irfan M, Bari V, Scott RE. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2011;164:168-73.


    Policy Papers

    Legal and Policy Framework for Telehealth

    • Ivy Patdu and Allan Renorio. Legal Framework of Telemedicine. December 2011.
    • House Bill 336: Promulgating a Comprehensive Policy for a National System for Telehealth Service in the Philippine, filed by Hon. Representative Jose Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya (LP, Cavite). May 2012.
    • *Draft* Excutive Order on Telehealth. Office of the Executive Secretary. September 2012.
    • *Draft* Administrative Order on the NTSP. DOH. October 2012.
    eHealth Development in the Philippines
    1. ICT4H: Technical Working Group (with A. Marcelo). Advancing eHealth in the Philippines: Recommendations of the ICT4Health Consultative Group. DOH. February 2012
    Medical privacy and confidentiality of patient information, in context of eHealth and ICT for development
    1. Carl Antonio and Alvin Marcelo. Health Information Privacy in the Philippines: Implications for Policy and Practice. Foundation for Media Alternatives. February 2012.