Six (6) local government units in the region were recognized as among the top performing LGUs nationwide. After almost six months of implementation of the eHATID LGU Project, LGU Abucay (Bataan) leads the list at rank #2, followed by LGU Paombong (Bulacan) at rank #3; LGU San Rafael (Bulacan) at rank #5; LGU Bagac (Bataan) at rank #6; LGU Guimba (Nueva Ecija) at rank #10 and LGU Gen. Natividad (Nueva Ecija) at rank #12. Cumulatively, the participating LGUs in the region were recognized as very active in using the online/internet-based capabilities of the eHATID LGU mobile application with roughly 5,000 patient records already uploaded in the cloud-based storage facility.
In recognition of the efforts of these LGUs, the monitoring team led by the Ateneo de Manila University will award a Certificate of Recognition, a Simcard with P1,000 load and ADMU notepad to further assist them in their eHealth-related activities. The team is also planning to provide other incentives for the active usage of the technology to further encourage its utilization. Another review will be done in January 2016 at which time the team is anticipating to find even more active users from the region.
The eHATID LGU project or eHealth TABLET for Informed Decision-Making of Local Government Units (LGUs) have been deployed to 204 LGUs nationwide. It is a health Information system and decision-making support tool provided to LGUs through an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system that generates particular health reports for the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). In Region 3, a total of 33 cities and municipalities have already availed of the tablets.
From L-R: Mr. Wilfredo Sibal (DOST-III), Dr. Dennis Batangan (ADMU), Ms. Racquel Jaime and Dr. Irma Mendoza (RHU-LGU Abucay) and Ms. Rosalie Ona (DOST-Bataan)