Telemedicine via Short Messaging System (SMS) in rural Philippines.

Alex I. Gavino, Pia Athena P. Tolentino, Alexandra Belle S. Bernal, Paul Fontelo, Alvin B. Marcelo

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The University of the Philippines National Telehealth Center extended its services to the Doctor-to-the-Barrios program of the Department of Health through Short Messaging System telereferral system. This system enables physicians from remote and underserved rural communities to refer cases to domain experts from the University of the Philippines Philippine General Hospital. Two hundred eighty-four cases were sent in a six-month period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)952
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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