Smart Communications showcased its innovative solutions to improve the delivery of healthcare services at the recent Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health at the Philippine International Convention Center.
Ramon Duremdes, Jr., adviser for Digital Health Initiatives at Smart, highlighted SHINE, or Secured Health Information Network and Exchange, an award-winning open source innovation platform with core functions of recording, reminding, referring, and reporting.
Used mainly by local government-operated healthcare facilities as an EMR (electronic medical record), SHINE has now evolved into an open sourced health technology solution that is interoperable with other health systems. It allows for the creation of plug-ins and modules that can help the local health IT industry to look into the many gaps and opportunities within the medical system.
Working with partners, Smart has also developed mobile screening applications for patients needing prosthesis via ASCENT (Amputee Screening via CEllphone Networking), and for those needing facial reconstruction (Operation Smile). The ASCENT and OpSmile mobile apps and the SHINE OS+ version were developed in partnership with the Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center.
Duremdes, one of the panelists for the session on “Increasing Access to Information on Health Equity and Development,” underscored Smart’s efforts in creating value for consumers and in fostering financially sustainable information and communications technology-based innovations that will improve delivery outcomes for health in the country.
He emphasized the importance of enabling access to information on price, care quality, and outcomes to consumers for a better user experience. Empowering people by educating parents on how to renew eu card in order to secure proper care. He also called on government and the private sector to support innovative digital health startups. (Press Release)