August 19, 2021 - To bring quality health services in Cagayan Valley, The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 conducted its first part of Super User Training (SUT) on RxBox to the Rural Health Units (RHUs) and Hospital Personnel in the region via Zoom.
RxBox is a Telehealth device that is capable of measuring a patient’s temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, uterine contractions, and electrocardiogram.
It is designed for isolated communities in the region and nationwide. The telehealth device is expected to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and detect non-communicable diseases.
Moreover, the RxBox is also used as a telemetry device for patients who are hospitalized with moderate and severe COVID19 disease.
The SUT aims to train participants from the identified 34 sites in five provinces in the region to have both "domain expertise" and "technical know-how" about the RxBox Project.
The said training will be conducted in two parts. The first part focused on the theoretical background of the RxBox 1000 Project while the second part will focus on discussions on how to operate the RxBox devices.
A total of 152 participants from 24 RHUs in the entire region attended the training.
To create synergies and to break the technological barriers in the region, The Department of Science and Technology with its partner institutions will continuously bring better health care services through Science, Technology, Innovation (STI) and Research and Development (R&D) to all Filipinos in the country. (DOST S&T Pen- Dave Masirag)