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Components: Legislation, Policy and Compliance

Description:

1. Formulate and adopt required national policies, legislations and protocols across health sector to support the attainment of the eHealth vision; review health sector segment policies for alignment and comprehensiveness; establish regular policy reviews and implementation monitoring. Examples of these are the national legislations, policies, and regulations on how health information are stored, accessed and shared across geographical and health sector boundaries; implementation of unique health identifier; implementation of national health data standards; and software certification or accreditation.

2. Create and sustain a legal compliant and policy-driven environment to establish trust, buy-in and protection among consumers and industries involved in eHealth practices and systems.

Critical Targets:

1. Push for the approval of an eHealth/Telemedicine/Telehealth Law.

2. Institutionalization of the National eHealth Program.

3. Formulation of the necessary policies, mechanisms and standard operating procedures for the use and adoption of health data standards and interoperability.

4. Formulation of the necessary policies, mechanisms and standard operating procedures to establish/institutionalize health data privacy and security.

5. Formulation of the necessary policies, mechanisms and standard operating procedures for the application/software compliance to DoH & PhilHealth reporting requirements, and related national standards.

6. Formulation of the necessary policies, mechanisms and standard operating procedures to establish a secure health information exchange.

7. Formulation of other related policies on administrative, legal, ethics, research, finance aspects of eHealth.

8. Regular review and updating with stakeholders, considering international and national policies and commitments, various eHealth policies and protocols, plans, and frameworks.

Actual
Accomplishments:

1.Draft eHealth Bill for the 17th Congress.

2.Draft Administrative Order on the Institutionalization of the Inter-Agency National eHealth Governance Committee of the National eHealth Program.

3.DOH Administrative Order No. 2013-0025: National Implementation of Health Data Standards for eHealth Standardization and Interoperability (eHSI Release 01)

4.DOH Administrative Order No. 2015-0037: National Implementation of Health Data Standards for eHealth Standardization and Information Interoperability

5.Joint DOH-DOST-PhilHealth Administrative Order on the Implementation of the Philippine Health Information Exchange

6.Joint DOH-DOST-PhilHealth Administrative Order on the Privacy Guidelines for the Implementation of the Philippine Health Information Exchange

7.Joint DOH-PhilHealth Administrative Order on the Adoption of the Philippine Health Information Exchange Lite

8.Joint DOH-PhilHealth Administrative Order on the Implementation of the National eHealth Electronic Medical Record System Validation for the Various National Health Data Reporting Requirements for formal endorsement of respective Legal/Policy Offices of the concerned agencies.

9.DOH Administrative Order on the Institutionalization of the National TeleHealth Services under the Department of Health ongoing revision of document.

10.DOH Administrative Order on the Implementation of the National Health Facility Registry ongoing revision of document.

11.Memorandum of Agreement on the Management and Implementation of the Philippine Health Information Exchange (PHIE) and Other Related eHealth Projects signed last 17 March 2015.

12.Memorandum of Understanding on the Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure signed last 9 July 2015.

13.Resolution to Formally Manifest Before the Cabinet the Need to Establish the National Privacy Commission and Proposal for Creation of the National Health Data Privacy Board.National eHealth Information Interoperability Standards Change Management Manual for final approval by the National eHealth Technical Working Group.

14.National eHealth Information Interoperability Standards Catalogue for final approval by the National eHealth Technical Working Group.

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