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The unit's primary function is to help hospital management in harnessing information technology resources in order to provide complete, accurate, secure, and timely information for a more competitive and efficient administration of the activities of the Center.

 Areas of Responsibility


Information Technology (IT) plays a vital role in achieving Center’s goal and helps in continuously assessing and implementing practical state-of-the–art technologies in developing application and services that embodies the philosophies and strategies for IT utilization. It was ordered that the Electronic Data Processing Section (EDP) shall be directly under the Office of the Director and shall henceforth be called the Information Technology Service Section (ITSS) through Center Order No. 114-A s. 2000 dated August 1, 2000.

The major objective of this Section is to provide the LCP with an automation system that will link and analyze data from both the clinical and administrative sections.  This will ensure optimum hospital financial operations and provision of quality patient care.

The Section has three (3) major areas of responsibility.

  • Software 

The Section will come up with data and system requirements which will be addressed by choosing the appropriate software provider/solution.

  • The Section will work with the provider in training hospital personnel who will man the terminals and also their alternates.

  • Software maintenance will also be undertaken by the Section.

  • The development of the software will be undertaken to further suit the needs of the Lung Center of the Philippines.

  • Hardware

Another major function is choosing the hardware and peripherals to partner with the software.  This will include designing the cabling system to provide access to pertinent areas of the Center.  Maintenance of the hardware will be provided by the Section on a 24/7 basis.

  • Data Encoding

Conversion of medical records data research outputs and transaction records into electronic format by encoding, scanning or other methods will make this available for research and ensure its integrity over a long period of time.  Maintaining this data will be another function of the Section. 

FUNCTIONS:

  1. Establishes the requirements for computerization which include information systems analysis, design and computer programming by formulating and monitoring compliance with the Center's Information Systems Plan (ISP).
    • Gathers and analyzes data for developing and modifying information systems.
    • Prepares system requirements statement.
  2. Supports the entire data processing activities to include maintenance of databases, data input and control, recovery and back-up procedures.

  3. Develops and maintains LCP's public site (Webpage).

    • Ensures that the webpage is a valuable, uniform, usable information resource.

    • Provides company-wide information.

  4. Supervises system installation and evaluated operations systems and recommends improvements.

    • Hospital Information System (HIS)

    • Off-the-shelve software

    • Utility and productive tools software 

  5. Provides and performs engineering services related to the installation, maintenance, repair and calibration of computer systems, peripherals and components and auxiliary machines.

  6. Recommends the acquisition of spare parts, consumables, tools and equipment related to hardware/software operations and maintenance.

  7. Conducts training of LCP personnel necessary for IT related operations and maintenance.