eHATID LGU User Guide and Manual
Title: eHATID LGU User Guide and Manual
Date Published: 2017
Published by: Institute of Philippine Culture – Ateneo de Manila University
eHATID LGU (eHealth TABLET for Informed Decision-making of LGUs) is one of the eHealth and Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) projects of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Envisioned to improve efficiency and transparency among stakeholders, it adopts an enhanced health information system (HIS) model that promotes health information convergence and informed decision-making. The project seeks to deploy a mobile-enabled electronic medical record (EMR) system that can generate particular health reports for the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). It supports and complies with the information technology requirements of the PhilHealth Outpatient Benefit Package Plus (OBP+), otherwise known as TSeKaP, or Tamang Serbisyo para sa Kalusugan ng Pamilyang Pilipino (literally, Correct Service for the Health of the Filipino Family). TSeKaP caters primarily to the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (literally, Bridging Program for the Filipino Family), or 4Ps, a conditional cash transfer program of the Philippine government under the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
eHATID LGU is being implemented by the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC) of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and the Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center (AJWCC).
The intended output of the project is a software application that is suitable for Android mobile devices. Its main feature is an EMR system that can function with or without an Internet connection. Capable of integrating the information systems within LGUs and between rural health units (RHUs) and other government entities, the application provides users with easy access to analytical information pertaining to the health status of their local areas.
All eHATID LGU data are synched to a central database via the cloud facilities of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) of DOST. Security protocols are strictly implemented to comply with policy and program requirements in the matters of data security, privacy, and confidentiality.
For 2014–2016, the eHATID LGU project targeted deploying the application to 450 component cities and municipalities nationwide. Two tablet devices would be given to each city/municipality in the selected sites.
As of September 2016, the application had been deployed to 426 city and municipal governments from Batanes to Tawi-Tawi. In addition, a supplementing component of the project called eHaMBinGG (eHATID LGU Morbidity Boards in Geospatial Graphs) had been rolled out to twenty-three provincial health offices and one regional health office.
The User Guide and Manual
The main contents of this user guide and manual, which follow the Introduction section, are divided into three parts. The first describes the steps the RHU admin must follow in registering an eHATID LGU user. The second shows how to navigate the application, with its different functionalities. And the third details the other functions of the eHATID LGU web application or portal, as well as the registration and management of mobile app users.
Supplemental guides are presented in Practice Scenarios (appendix A), Basic Troubleshooting (appendix C), Recommended Device Specifications (appendix D), and Frequently Asked Questions (appendix F). The functionality available to the different types of users is summarized in appendix B. The functionality of a special feature of the application (Duplicates Checker) is outlined in appendix E. The contact details of the eHATID LGU project team can be found in appendix G.