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Workshop on the National eHealth Capability Building System

20-22 September 2017
Azzurro Hotel, Angeles City, Philippines


The Workshop was organized by the National eHealth Technical Working Group (NEHTWG) through the Knowledge Management and Information Technology Service of the Department of Health. It built on the urgent need for a comprehensive strategic and operational plan with budget for the National eHealth Capability Building System, including the key paradigm shifts that must be defined necessary to operationalize the plan as informed to the eHealth Capability Building Experts Group by the NEHTWG.


The Workshop engaged members of the eHealth Capability Building Experts Group and other key policy/technical experts on capability building. The activity comprised of five (5) workshop sessions. Workshop session # 1 looked at revisiting the roles and responsibilities that will express the functions of the eHealth Capability Building Experts Group. Workshop session # 2 focused on the identification of client groups and the desired results to be achieved for/with each group within the planning period 2017-2022. Workshop session # 3 tackled the identification of strategies that will produce the desired results in each KRA. Workshop session # 4 looked at translating strategies to major activities and implementation arrangements. Workshop session # 5 focused on the identification of risks to implementation and how they can be addressed.


Following the synthesis of the workshop sessions, Dr. Vicente Belizario, Chair of the eHealth Capability Building Experts Group, provided the next steps and way forward for the establishment and operations of the National eHealth Capability Building System.


The Workshop was closed by Undersecretary Lilia Guillermo of the Department of Budget and Management who underscored the timely and pivotal role of eHealth in strengthening the country’s health system, particularly in the delivery of healthcare services, especially to the poorest of the poor in which the current administration aims to achieve. She also applauded the practice of the National eHealth Governance Committee of enjoining members from other public and private sector to help achieve the objectives set in the Philippine Health Agenda.

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