Corporate Social Responsibility


Smart and Ateneo’s healthcare innovation nominated at GSMA’s Asia Mobile Awards

by Smart Communications | Jun 14, 2018
The electronic medical record and referral system called SHINE OS+ is again shortlisted for an international award.

After winning several international and local awards the past year, a health program of PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications is once again in the running for a prestigious award.

SHINE OS+ (Secured Health Information Network and Exchange), an electronic medical record and referral system run by Smart and the Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center, is nominated under the category “Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia” of the GSMA’s Asia Mobile Awards.

The GSMA is a highly respected organization representing the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Meanwhile, the SDGs refer to the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals. These are 17 goals that world leaders seek to achieve by 2030. Among these is “good health and well-being,” which has several detailed targets.

Aside from SHINE OS+, the programs shortlisted for the award are Huawei’s PoleStar Sustainable Connectivity Solution; Sustainable Development ICT Training by ICT, Robi Axiata Ltd., and Huawei Technologies; Jazz Smart Schools; and Worldreader Kids.

The winner will be announced on June 27 in Shanghai.

Launched in 2011, SHINE OS+ enables public health facilities in Cebu, Iloilo, and Quezon City to retrieve patient records with a few clicks on a laptop, refer patients to better-equipped health facilities electronically, and remind patients of appointments and medication via SMS.

Furthermore, SHINE OS+ allows these health facilities to submit relevant patient information to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. for faster processing of claims and health statistics.

Being an open-source platform, SHINE OS+ allows developers from anywhere in the country and the world to create additional features that can fill more gaps in the health sector. It does this while keeping patient records private.

Among the relatively new features created are an electronic prescription module, a disease-tracking and monitoring plug-in, an offline version of the program for those with limited internet access, and Android and iOS+ apps for use of health workers on the field.

SHINE OS+ is part of Smart’s efforts to share the benefits of mobile and digital technology with different social sectors, such as health.

Last March, SHINE OS+ won the Grand Anvil at the Public Relations Society of the Philippines’ Anvil Awards. In 2017, it won in the healthcare category of the International Public Relations Association’s Golden World Awards in Bulgaria, as well as the Social Contribution Award at the World Communication Awards in London.