The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental recently launched the New COVID-19 Monitoring System.
This Management Information System is a program developed by the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Division of the Office of the Governor for use at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital Molecular Laboratory.
Aimed specifically at improving the turn-around time of COVID testing procedure, it effectively reduces administrative load on laboratory and provincial personnel in terms of test reporting and information dissemination, as such information can now be easily accessed by all LGUs through their respective City or Municipal Health Officers.
Among the key features of the system is its capability of generating 24/7 real time line list of positive and negative results for every LGU as well as the corresponding certificate printouts signed by their respective City or Municipal Health Officer. Each LGU is given its own username and password to access the MIS for its information, showing only data that is relevant to that LGU.
The MIS makes possible the timely release of patients from quarantine facilities upon generation of their negative results. It also allows LGU contact tracers to immediately extract positive patients and isolate them to prevent further spread of COVID-19 to their families and other close contacts. If we can extract and isolate COVID positive patients fast, then we are able to act faster than the virus can transmit. The province will surely contain COVID-19 and eventually win. #AbanseNegrense