eHATID Project granted Utility Model Registration

Dr Dennis Batangan with some members of the IPC eHatid team and partners from the local government units of Pangasinan

The School of Social Sciences and the Institute of Philippine Culture proudly congratulate Dr. Dennis Batangan and the IPC eHATID Team for the granting of a utility model registration to the DOST-PCHRD-supported project eHATID by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL)!

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) granted a utility model registration to the eHATID project for its system of storing, sharing, and retrieving medical information for local government units. The eHATID system uses a software application that allows users to input and subsequently access information, such as patient medical profile and consultation data, processed through a backend infrastructure. It is interoperable, connects multiple databases, and enables remote access for its users and helps in facilitating the quick and efficient referral of patients to the appropriate healthcare facilities. Valid for seven years, the patent grants the eHATID team the right to use, sell, or import the utility model.

The eHATID was developed by the research team of Dr. Dennis Batangan of the Ateneo de Manila University – Institute of Philippine Culture (ADMU-IPC) as a healthcare information system that will aid the country’s healthcare delivery. Its development was supported by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) and by the DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) in pursuing its IP-related activities.