Philippines: Progress on rural ehealth to shine on

The Philippine Department of Health and telecoms firm Smart communications are seeking to create an electronic database of patients’ medical records that will enable recording of consultations; fill and send referral acknowledgements and feedback forms; search for health care specialists, and setting appointments and sending SMS notifications and reminders to patients. The programme will be called the Secured Health Information Network and Exchange (Shine). Philippines to deliver rural e-health services. FutureGov Asia.