Plans Underway for Development of Mobile App for Quick Healthcare Delivery
On the drawing table is the plan to develop a mobile application that will provide easy access to healthcare services throughout the Philippines.
The College of Computer Studies (CCS) and the College of Nursing (CN) are tying up efforts with Medic Mobile, a nonprofit technology company based in Washington, DC.
Medic Mobile regional director for Asia Mr. Jay Evans and other representatives from the organization were on campus late May to introduce mHealth (mobile health), an innovation that provides faster medical services through mobile phone applications.
CCS and CN are two critical units in the project, given their relevant experiences. CCS hosts the Apple Apps Incubation Laboratory which seeks to provide opportunities for developers to test out their ideas, produce community-oriented apps, and enhance their potential as “technopreneurs” (technology entrepreneurs). CN has also led several community-driven initiatives driven at improvement of healthcare services in poor villages and hinterland communities, and the use of traditional medicine.
Part of the Medic Mobile’s engagement on campus was a visit to rural health units in Dauin, Velancia and Bais to identify gaps in the delivery of health services and identify areas of improvement.
CCS Information Technology Department Chairperson Asst. Prof. Janice Antoniette V. Forster said when materialized, CN will manage the delivery of healthcare services, while CS will handle the technology-related aspect of the project.