|QC Gov’t Conducting CHITS Training Program for Community Health Workers|
In order to provide a fast and reliable health management system for the barangay health centers in Quezon City, the Computerized Health Information System known as CHITS, was pushed through by the QC government starting with a memorandum of agreement signed last September 12, 2011 at the Quezon City Hall with the University of the Philippines.
This system was designed to improve three aspects of records management: the quality of FHSIS reports, timeliness of submission and ease of access of data for health center personnel.
The QC government is conducting a training program for City Health Department personnel in different batches to cover all QC districts. The training is being facilitated by the city health department with the UP-Manila National Telehealth center. The current training batch started last April 16, 2012 at the Quezon City Hall and is still on-going.
The aim of this training is to educate the representatives of the 72 health facilities plus the district offices in Quezon City on how to operate the CHITS. This includes modules for general patient consultations, consultation scheduling, maternal care services, child care, family planning, the reporting features of the Department of Health’s (DOH) Field Health Service Information System (FHSIS), appointment and follow-up scheduling system, projection of logistical needs, and provide forecasts on how supplies and commodities will be needed in the future.
By automating these critical areas of public health data management, the burden of the community healthcare workers in manually looking for the patient’s records and consolidating reports will be lessened, plus they will have additional time in providing more health care services to their patients.