ACCESS Health Philippines successfully conducted the first Telegeriatric Nursing Training in the Philippines last October 15-17, 2012 at the Global Distance Learning Center (GDLC), Asian Institute of Management (AIM). The training was a joint activity of ACCESS Health International, Ayala Foundation, Inc., Home Health Care, ClickMedix and AIM-Zuellig Center for Asian Business Transformation (ZCABT). It aims to develop a sustainable telegeriatric ecosystem in the country through a combination of public and private partners and develop the business models and discover price points for the different players of telehealth.
Registered nurses and nursing schools’ faculty attended the two and half day training. The organizers received positive feedback and appreciation from the participants for initiating the training. Also, some issues and concerns were raised such as the liability and accountability in doing telehealth. Further comprehensive research was one of the recommendations in terms of policy, target market, availability and capacity needs of healthcare service providers, financing aspect, the need to have an implementing rules and regulations in implementing telehealth to set standards according to health care laws, and the need to take into considerations the lessons learned from the existing innovations for health.
Nevertheless, the Telegeriatric Nursing Training is just the beginning of opening the door of opportunities for the largely untapped nursing community in the Philippines.
Find out more about the event from ACCESS Health.