Authors: Felipe C. Canlas, Alizon O. Perez, John Oliver L. Corciega, Ricardo P. Ramos, Jeanette A. Lazatin, Joel A. Zapanta
Wireless Access for Health Initiative is a public-private partnership (PPP) that was put together in 2009 to improve access to quality health data and improve local health governance. Towards this goal, the Initiative helped develop and replicate an open-source electronic medical record (WAH-EMR) in the Province of Tarlac (population, 1.27 million). The WAH e-Health platform now boasts of added features such as SMS Patient Alerts and the use of mobile devices for data recording and reporting at the point of care. Starting with four pilot clinics in 2010, WAH is now present in 38 clinics and 22 city and municipalities covering Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Keywords: E-health, mobile health, electronic patient records, public health, health information system, public-private partnership