The Smart SHINE Pilot Project in Iloilo
SHINE which stands for Secured Health Information Network and Exchange is a web and mobile-based system that addresses the data management needs of doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the Philippines. SHINE aims to raise the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare facilities through the innovative use of mobile and ICT technologies.
It is a flagship mHealth (Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Inter-Facility Health Referral System) project of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) in consultation with the Department of Health (DOH) and various healthcare providers.
Its components are mobile and Internet connectivity, training, and web and mobile platforms that features a robust inter-facility health e-referral system, electronic medical records, patient reminders and reports generation.
The SHINE system enables public and private health care providers and facilities to efficiently operate and communicate individual or aggregated referral and case records to the right people in a timely, accurate and interactive manner. Health workers can access the system via GPRS or 3G-enabled mobile phones that can run Java applications or computers connected to the Internet.
Through the SHINE platform, health care facilities are given access to an electronic information management system that accommodates the registration of patients, recording of consultations, filling out and sending of referral, acknowledgement and feedback forms, search for a healthcare specialist or facility, report generation for governance, setting of appointments as well as the sending of text message notifications and reminders to the patient.
Ramon Duremdes, Smart Communications Inc. Strategic Business Development Group Consultant during the Smart SHINE project press update in Iloilo recently.
The SHINE project was initially implemented in Iloilo last year. It is currently being utilized in 4 District Hospitals and 12 Rural Health Units in Iloilo province and 10 health centers and 2 tertiary hospitals in Iloilo City. Quezon City also implemented the project the following year.
SHINE has roughly served 24,000 patients in Iloilo alone and a total of 31,000 patients served including Quezon City. The project is being requested and will be implemented soon in key areas in the country including La Union, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao and Caraga Region. This initiative has already won 3 international awards and has earned the interest of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Membership and access to the SHINE system will be free of charge for selected facilities and providers during the first year, in keeping with Smart’s commitment to implement SHINE as part of its health initiatives under Kabalikat, its corporate social responsibility program. On the second year, a modest fee will be put in place to ensure sustainability of the system.
To learn more about SHINE visit http://www1.shine.ph/.
The SHINE promotional video was filmed in Zarraga and Dumangas rural health units and Western Visayas Medical Center.