National Telehealth Service Program
Country of Operation
- University of the Philippines Manila - National Telehealth Center (NTHC)Government
- Department of HealthGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
SummaryBuddyWorks has evolved into the National Telehealth Service Program. It assists the Department of Health Doctor’s to the Barrios (DOH-DTTB) to manage patients in need of specialty care. Telereferrals are sent and received through mobile phones and internet technologies.
Provide a forum for health professionals not only to send and receive referrals but also to confer and update their knowledge online.
Key program components
Remote doctors, when unsure about diagnosis of their patients, use SMS and email to send clinical questions to the National Telehealth Center (NTHC) operations center. The NTHC clinical staff reviews this and when needed triages the messages to the specific expert consultants of the Philippine General Hospital, who give their opinion on the cases referred. Telereferrals are sent and received through mobile phones and internet technologies.