Infoboard to help DOH give advisories on dengue, vaccination quicklyCebu Daily News
SMART Comunications Inc. recently boosted its partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) through mobile solutions that can help provide Filipinos equitable and accessible healthcare.
Such initiative was presented during the DOH’s 14th anniversary celebration with the theme “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan.”
The company’s support is the use of Infoboard, which enables the DOH to broadcast health news, updates, health campaigns via subscribed text broadcasts and speedy reporting for citizen concerns, questions, surveys or disease monitoring to Filipinos anytime and anywhere.
Smart Wireless Community Solutions manager Louie De Guzman said, “This technology was mainly developed for disaster mitigation and prevention and schools. Now, government agencies such as the DOH can take advantage of the Infoboard to efficiently broadcast health care-related information such as advisories on dengue prevention month, vaccination reminders and health seminars.”
Aside from the Infoboard, Smart is also active in supporting the DOH and local government health units through mobile health (mHealth) services that will enhance efficiency among clinics and health centers.
Parent company Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) also inaugurated its first contact center service with hotline number 165-DOH (165-364) that will merge all phone calls on inquiries on healthcare concerns and issues.
Smart’s Senior Manager for Community Partnerships Darwin Flores said, “These services are especially relevant now as they are rolling out a lot of programs that will require faster communications and information dissemination. We want to enable people and communities to reach their potential of universal healthcare access for all.”