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TEMS Demo - Presentation for PH Provincial Governors

September 20, 2019

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 Quezon province Governor Danilo Suarez

As digital metamorphosis continues permeating the healthcare industry, Telemedicine is gaining momentum as an increasingly popular alternative to traditional clinical care.

DR. R. A. Fernando School of Healthcare Technology Inc, in partnership with AMD Global Telemedicine Inc and Department of Health convened Governors and Doctors from different provinces across the country to witness the demo-presentation of Telemedicine Encounter Management Solutions (TEMS) at the Conrad Hotel, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City this September 17, 2019.

DOH Calabarzon Director Eduardo Janairo said Telemedicine is a big leap for the healthcare industry because of its numerous potentials to overcome geographical barriers in public health. Through the introduction of this state-of-the-art technology, we now have the ability to provide interactive healthcare to patients from a distance through video conferencing.

Concurrently, DOH Director Enrique Tayag, conveyed his support on behalf of the Department of Health’s intervention to the telemedicine program and its potential nationwide implementation.

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“The reason why we are pushing for the e-health bill, because we want to make sure that there will be standards. We are going to protect communities and individuals who will have access to this new and emerging technology”, he emphasized.

Meanwhile, Quezon province Governor Danilo Suarez shared that Quezon has already been operationalizing Telemedicine since March of this year. Initially, three Telemedicine Units were bought and was installed in Quezon Medical Center, Lucena City, Bondoc Peninsula District Hospital in Unisan and San Francisco District Hospital in San Francisco. These medical equipment provides real-time experience and result through chat and video consultation with doctors such as vital signs, blood pressure, ECG, Ultrasound and auscultation among others.

“Hence the need for this technology, to augment the lack for inadequate practitioners residing or visiting in our very remote health facilities. This will also bridge the distance between rural health facilities and district hospitals, likewise bridge the distance between the district and apex hospital. With this technology in place, were expected to significantly lower the transport of our patient and have an accurate and immediate medical intervention”, said Gov. Suarez.

Dr. Grace Santiago, Provincial Health Officer II of Quezon province together with Mr. Riley Normandin from the AMD Global Telemedicine Inc., did the actual demonstration of the modern medical apparatus with a real-time consulting patient from Quezon Medical Center in Lucena City during the said event.

Senator Cynthia Villar, guest speaker at the said event, supported and recognized the efforts and initiatives of the Department of Health as well as the Provincial Government of Quezon in finding ways of unceasingly improving and strengthening the health delivery system in the country.

“The introduction of modern and innovative healthcare system such as TEMS or Telemedicine will really enhance the level of health services we can offer to our countrymen. Rest assured that we will continue to prioritized and pursue health and health care-related legislations”, said Senator Villar. (Quezon-PIO)

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