Manila, Philippines — Today marks the 7th anniversary of the implementation of the Community Health Information Tracking System or CHITS. The homegrown electronic medical record system developed by the University of the Philippines – Manila in 2004 has come a long way since its implementation at the Elvira Lagrosa Health Center in Pasay City.
From its humble beginnings as a “Child Injury Tracking System” spearheaded by Dr. Herman Tolentino and Dr. Alvin Marcelo, CHITS has become the tool in the automation of the health information system in rural health units in the country.
To date, there are 48 CHITS installations nationwide with Pasay City on the verge of citywide implementation, and other local government units gearing for their own implementations this year.
CHITS continues to evolve and will soon maximize the capabilities of mobile technology yet still strongly committed in complying with current and future standards of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
The EMR for health centers looks forward to more years of transcending efficient healthcare delivery to the Filipino people.