NTHC trains for the newest RxBox
Tagaytay City, Philippines – The National Telehealth Center under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the University of the Philippines Manila organized a four-day RxBox Training Program for the recipient municipalities of the latest version of the RxBox. Four representatives each from the municipalities of Dingalan Aurora, Lubang Occidental Mindoro, Sto. Domingo Nueva Ecija, and Quezon Quezon, participated in the training which was held in the Development Academy of the Philippines Convention Center in Tagaytay City.
In line with the Department of Science and Technology’s efforts for a Smarter Philippines and in support of the Department of Health’s call for Kalusugang Pangkalahatan, the RxBox is a biomedical telemedicine device designed to provide better access to life-saving health care services in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs) nationwide. It can capture physiologic signals with its built-in sensors (i.e. blood pressure monitor, pulse oxymeter, ECG, fetal heart monitor and maternal tocometer, and additionally a temperature sensor), store these data in an electronic medical record (CHITS - Community Health Information Tracking System), and transmit the information via internet to clinical specialists in the Philippine General Hospital through the National Telehealth Service Program (NTSP). By reducing unnecessary out-of-pocket expenditure and enhancing productivity, the RxBox program helps health workers make smarter diagnosis and smarter patient care.