Briefer on The Philippine Network for Injury Data Management System (PNIDMS)
The National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (NCDPC) in cooperation with Information Management Service (IMS) and National Epidemiology Center (NEC) has developed and implemented the Online National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (ONEISS). As an internet-based system, this enables health facilities to encode or upload injury related data (firecracker and non-firecracker related); to store data in a centralized and secured location; and to process, consolidate, and transform data into meaningful information.
The creation of ONEISS paved the way for a unified data management system for all health facilities in the country. However, in order to integrate and come up with a sustainable design solution for all injury related data from the different government and non-government stakeholders, there is a need to establish the Philippine Network for Injury Data Management System (PNIDMS). As a multi-sectoral organization, the creation of the PNIDMS aims to harmonize all injury data sources and reporting systems among different government and non-government
organizations; develop, enhance and/or maintain a coordinated data management for injury system; and provide policy direction and/or actions that shall address and respond to injury data management issues and concerns of the country.
Through series of meetings headed by the Department of Health (DOH), together with the different government and non-government offices in the Philippines, the promise of an integrated national injury reporting system was realized. The signing of Memorandum of Agreement was held last November 10, 2010 at the OSEC Conference Room, participated by the following representatives coming from the different government and non-government organizations
- Sec. Enrique T. Ona (DOH)
- Dr. Soe Nyunt-U (WHO)
- Ms. Vanessa Tobi, (UNICEF)
- Sec. Jose De Jesus (DOTC)
- Sec. Rogelio Singson (DPWH)
- PCSUPT Leonardo Espina (PNP-HPG)
- Chairman Francis Tolentino (MMDA)
- Asec. Virginia Torres (LTO)
- Dr. Rafael Consunji (Safekids Philippines)
Immediately after the signing of the MOA, the PNIDMS TWG conducted a Users’ Requirement Workshop held last November 18-19, 2010 at the Citystate Tower Hotel, Manila. The objective of the said workshop is to identify the data sets to be harmonized and the process of the integration.
As agreed during the workshop, the ONEISS of the Department of Health, and the TARAS of the Department of Public Works and Highway, will be the initial sources of road injury crashes data for PNIDMS. ONEISS captures injury cases from government and private hospitals while TARAS collects and stores road crashes data. The development of the PNIDMS aims to eliminate/reduce the over reporting or under reporting of road crashes injury.
With the funding support from the WHO, the DOH was able to hire individual consultant to do the development of PNIDMS, and the development was concluded sometime in October 2011. Immediately upon completion of the system testing, two (2) batches of Training of Trainors were undertaken. On November 16-18, 2011 at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel in Sta. Cruz, Manila, a Users’ Training was conducted attended by the members of the TWG from network members. During the said training, there were some issues and concerns raised that needs to be addressed by the heads of the networks members.
The PNIDMS software initially includes the integration of injury data related to road accident which are collected by the PNP and are submitted to the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) for data entry using the Traffic Accident Recording and Analysis System (TARAS) software; and the injury cases reported by government and private hospitals to the Online National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (ONEISS) of the DOH.
As part of the PNIDMS implementation and expansion plan, from February to April 2012 several meetings were conducted to encourage government and non-government agencies to participate in the network. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Social Welfare And Development (DSWD), Department of Education (DepEd), National Statistics Office (NSO), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA) and National Center for Transportation Studies - University Of The Philippines (UP-NCTS) signified their willingness to join the network, thus the conduct of the second MOA signing of the new PNIDMS network members is set on May 28, 2012.