RxBox is a multi-component program (biomedical device, electronic medical record system and telemedicine training) designed to provide better access to life-saving health care services in isolated and disadvantaged communities nationwide. It is one among the Department of Science and Technology’s efforts for a “Smarter Philippines”. It is also an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) innovation designed to support the Department of Health’s call for Kalusugang Pangakalahatan or Universal Health Care.
The RxBox is a telemedicine device capable of capturing medical signals through built-in medical sensors, storing data in an electronic medical record (Community Health Information Tracking System –CHITS), and transmitting health information via internet to a clinical specialist in the Philippine General Hospital for expert advice.
It also catalyzes improvement in the local referral system by facilitating teleconsultations (audio-video conferences) within the National Telehealth Service Program.
The RxBox can reduce the overall cost of healthcare by enabling health workers to diagnose, monitor and treat patients within the rural health facility, thanks to medical sensors inside the box!