The first region-wide CHITS-EMR conference was held at the Azaya, Capas, Tarlac with over sixty participants. CHD3 ARD Dr Arca invited the various provincial and city health offices in the region and the Wireless Access for Health Project (led by Dr Ric Ramos, PHO Tarlac) proudly presented their output. UP Manila (Drs Alex Gavino and Alvin Marcelo) were on hand to provide history and capacity-building opportunities while Smart put up a booth and offered a discounted package for all interested RHUs.
A partial list of CHOs, PHOs, and MHOs represented were: San Fernando, Pamapanga (Dr Eloisa Aquino), Plaridel, Bulacan, Angeles, Pampanga, and Cabanatuan City. (longer list to follow)
The four pilot areas of tarlac represented by their MHOs and PHNs ably demontstrated CHITS to their colleagues and shared the ups and downs of health center automation. All in all, though none said it was smooth sailing, everyone did say that it was gratifying and fulfilling.
Managing the Wireless Access for Health is Ms Jona Cabaguio while lead technical support is Mr. Alison Perez. Tarlac State University, a designated CHITS Provincial Reference Center, was represented by Mr. Angelo de Guzman.