June 24, 3:20 p.m.- THE UST Health Service is set to implement a computerization program to make it easier to update and retrieve medical records.

The Health Service Information System, powered by Santo Tomas e-Service Providers, will cover medical records of students, faculty, support staff, and dependents. A dry run was conducted last June 23.

“The computerization program aims to have a more efficient medical recording system which will greatly contribute to better health care delivery system for members of the Thomasian community,” Dr. Maria Salve Olalia, director of the Health Service, said.

To ensure confidentiality, medical records can only be accessed within the clinic and only by those authorized by the University. Doctors will each have their own passwords.

Nurses will encode information such as vital signs while the doctor on-duty will encode findings, diagnosis, and treatment.

“We are now planning to coordinate with the [UST] Hospital for them to have the same computerized medical recording system,” Arvin Jose, one of the programmers, said. Rommel Marvin C. Rio


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