The Widus Foundation Inc. (WFI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Local Government Unit of Angeles City, represented by Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. for the project “Computerization and integration of the Integrated Hospital Operations and Management Information System” (iHOMIS) project last Dec 1, 2021 at Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (RLMMC).
iHOMIS is a computer-based information system developed by the Department of Health (DOH) to support the hospital management for effective and quality health care by providing timely, relevant, and reliable information.
The computerization and integration of the iHOMIS at Angeles City will benefit RLMMC and 6 RHUs.
The P3M WFI project aims to systematically improve RLMMC ICT infrastructures by facilitating efficient data management, delivery, and function that will greatly help provide cost-effective, accurate and seamless efficient coordination response and hospital transactions as well as public assistance.
Widus Foundation Inc. is set to purchase brand new computers for each station inside the hospital which will be connected to six RHUs. One unit of high-grade server computer will host the iHOMIS software. Wireless routers, printers, switch hub, and other important tools and equipment will also be given.
“We at Angeles City are very thankful for WFI’s continued and tireless support to help us in our aim to provide the best quality health care to our Cabalens. This iHOMIS will certainly upgrade our health care system and allow us to better serve not only our city but also our neighboring communities,” Lazatin said.
In her speech, WFI Executive Director Neki Liwanag acknowledged Mayor Lazatin, the city’s local council, and Dr. Froilan Canlas of RLMMC for their initiative of reaching out to them for funding.
“We hope that through this initiative we can make RLMMC and Angeles City to be the best practice model in terms of utilization of the iHOMIS program of DOH. The MOA symbolizes the beginning of our fruitful partnership with compassion and we want to assure the Angelenos that Widus Foundation Inc. is here in the long-haul as partner stakeholder of the LGUs in nation building,” Liwanag added.
The project will be implemented in the first quarter of 2022 and is expected to significantly contribute to the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) or the Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP) that aims to achieve better health outcomes, better health system, and equitable health financing.