PHOTO CAPTION: The One Hospital System program of the provincial government of Negros Occidental refines and speeds up the logistics of handling COVID-19 patients in the province and the capital city, Bacolod./iNews
BACOLOD CITY–The digitized One Hospital System (OHS) of Negros Occidental has catered to 5, 806 Negrenses, including those from Bacolod City, infected with the COVID-19 virus since its inception in July this year, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, announced.
Diaz said that from July to October 12, 2021, residents from the different cities and municipalities in Negros Occidental, including residents of Bacolod City, were facilitated by the One Hospital Command System.
The digitized system has efficiently expedited the inter-hospital COVID-19 response of the province and prevented possible breakdowns in hospital operations and capacity, he added.
The OHS reduces the waiting time of patients looking for hospitals by simply referring them to the appropriate district hospitals that can provide the level of care they require.
The OHS also coordinates the transport and patient pick-up arrangements and optimizes the use of critical care services of every district hospital.
The system notifies the receiving hospitals, which then changes the status of the patient from “incoming” to “arrived” in the system as soon as the patient arrives at the facility.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has established the digital system to serve as the center of communications to simplify referrals from one hospital to another and coordinate medical transport and patient pick-up arrangements.
The OHS provides real-time data on the health system capacity, data analytics, and risk communications.
It can also receive referrals from the first responders like the Negros Occidental Emergency 911 and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office from the different cities and municipalities.
The OHS of Negros Occidental is networked under the National Government’s One Hospital Command System and can be accessed by officials and constituents in all the 31 local government units (LGUs) of the province. (Eugene Y. Adiong/iNews-Bacolod/Negros Bureau)