In the current time people can’t imagine their life without technology. The technology sector has changed and developed many products. A computer is an example of technology that helps people in many ways. People use computers to finish office works, for business and also for entertainment. Computers helps us makes manual process easier and efficient.
Most of us already engage ourselves in the developing state of our environment. As we go on to our study, we ask several people on how modern technology affects their daily activities, one of those are the health centers which is having a lot of daily activities. Our system focuses on how the health center personnel can convey an effective service to its people in a manageable span of time. It also emphasizes with the registration of ongoing patients, together with their SMS notification wherein they will be easily notified about their appointments, changes of schedule and follow- up reminders. In addition to that are the health center personnel can easily manage their time and can give effective and efficient satisfaction to their patients with the help of our system.
Background of the Study
Barangay health center is a community based and patient directed organization. It is usually the first point of contact between residents of the community and other health care facility levels. Barangay Estefania health center provides consultation, immunization and prenatal. They are using manual procedure to get information from their patients. Barangay health center service is regulated by the DOH. Every health center is equipped to provide primary level of health care.
We developed this system in order to make the health center acquire modern technology, to consume the time works and easily deliver monthly reports and records. The provision of high-quality health care services is an increasingly difficult challenge and outcomes of health care services. It is a key to inform government officials by having a modern technology and other decision making more accurate about health-related issues. Health services researchers examine the access to care, and easily to processes the outcomes of health services for individuals and populations.
Statement of the Objective
The Automated process of Health Center will be a big help to them, that was the main objectives of our system to get out from manual process, and to implement a new way of method to the center.
The study aims to develop a system that allows to:
Organize the record list and easily to find the previous Records.
Lessen the time to find their Records in log book and their paper works.
Easy to get information by using SMS notification.
The goal of this study is to make the Health Center automated from manual process. This system can record and send SMS notification.
Scope and Delimitation
This system has the following scope and limitations:
This study consists of SMS notification, records and similar nature of transaction and processes of barangay health center. For the patient information database, the report generates a purpose and also SMS Notification. This system can be use by the personnel of the Barangay Estefania Health Center. Through SMS Notification they will know the information and schedule activities for the patient and with upcoming events. The SMS notification will transmit the message through the patient about the program from the health center.
This study does not cover the previous years patients records. Only the volunteer can access the system. Volunteers are the ones to make or set appointment of the patient. Once the SMS notification is sent to the patient, the patient can’t reply to the sent message. There is also possibility of SMS failure due to coverage of signals. It also covered maintenance good for 6 months.
Significance of the study
The study will be significant to the following identified beneficiaries:
Patient. They will never forget their schedule for their next visit at the center, it’s because the center have already the system that can sent a notification for all their patients. They have a timely record for just a one click ahead where records can be easily and ready to print out.
BHW. Makes their paper works secure, time consumption manageable, and most of all avoiding human errors and misinformation of the patients records. The main purpose of this is making the reports for the supplies in the center, like the medicines. Is considered as the most informative system in all barangays. By the SMS, it also ease the barangay personnel to send the information to the people. It is needed for health assistance and guidelines for the national investment of technology for the system to be fully functional. Improve client services satisfaction.
Future Researcher. This may acquired the same study, useful research in the future and recommendation of study.
Definition of Terms
To provide understanding of the following terms used below conceptually and operationally.
Data- Conceptually, as a general concept refers to the fact that some existing information or knowledge is represented or coded in some form, suitable for better usage or processing.
Operationally, is a collection of information that organized so that it can easily be accessed, manage and update.
Record- Conceptually, a thing constituting a piece of evidence about the past, especially an account of an act or occurrence kept in writing or some other permanent form.
Operationally, files where you will find information regarding patients.
SMS Notification- Conceptually, is also commonly referred to as a text message. With a SMS you can send a message of up to 160 characters to another device.
Operationally, contains information date, time and change of schedule.
System- Conceptually A set of principle or procedure according to which something is done an organized scheme or method.
Operationally, automated filling of records for easy access.
Review Of Related Literature
This chapter includes concepts of related study in the system that show or present the information about the Barangay Health Center with SMS Notification.
LOCAL RELATED STUDIES
Patient Record Management System
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The SMS advantages in Health Care institutions want to connect with their patients via SMS should pay attention to these figures. SMS can help with many aspect of the healthcare process, such as sending patient’s appointment and follow-up reminders, information about schedule changes, timely medical advice and more. SMS also has the advantage of making communication feel more personal, since messages are sent to individual phones.
Clinic Management System outpatient Management System
It is design to be tool for doctors and also registrar to manage their out patient. Design to provide better service to patient, patient details and other vital information for group clinic such as registration process. Lessen the workload of registrar, where all data are easier to receive without time wasting compare to the manual process where data about patient need to be search in the archive, where required extra effort and time.
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The Helpful Patients Record System: Problem Oriented and Knowledge Based
A helpful Patients Record System is a problem oriented and knowledge based system which provides the clinician with situation- specific information from the patient record, relevant to the activity within the patient care process. They suggest extending the data model of current patient record system. Knowledge for recognizing and interpreting care situation. Knowledge for how clinician work and what information they need means to rank information according to its relevance in a system situation. Elizabeth Bayelgan-2002
This table shows the features of our system based on the researcher analysis in the comparison of related system according to Barangay Health Center with SMS Notification Management System.
The system that in the related studies, both local and foreign in the system feature they present of each local and foreign that connected to the systems. The 2nd local related study the patient can access SMS Notification. The 1st local and 2nd foreign related study has patient record. Only the second local related study has information schedule. Base on the research both related study doesn’t have similarities in our system.
This chapter is to show the flow of system and techniques applied in this study. The purpose explains the use and the process of developing of the system.
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Development process is structures that impose the development of software. Describing approaches to a variety of tasks or activities that take place during the process. The basic activities or task of development software process are as follow Planning, Analysis, Design, Development, Testing, Implementation and Maintenance phases.
The project will start upon discussion of the group about the kind of system we will be developing. The group already come up with a list of company we will be visiting for an interview. After that we will come up with the title for our defense.
This phase, the researcher will start collecting data and information needed for the system. Involved the flow of the system, as well as their role and responsibility and current process that is being adopted by the health center in daily operation.
Figure 2.0: Incremental Waterfall Model
This phase, we design for the system. We will make a Dataflow that will modify how the system flow. And the Software requirement specification this is the reference of the system architect to come up with the design for the system.
After the analyzing the data and information its already read for database program, the proponent were able to plan the interface and start on its design.
This phase is to analyzed the information and the initial design of the system, creating database and using coding in order for the system to work
This phase is the testing of the system to the administrator or BHW of health center where defects are identified and retested of the system. Until it achieve the standard quality of the system.
This phase is presented to the user by the features and system details of documentation. After the documentations, the developers conduct the seminar or survey to the user of the system to test and to check the error in the software. This error will be fix to formal software and to give it to the BHW/ administrator when the system is correctly implemented.
In this phase, the system require maintenance, edit and delete made by administration or BHW of the system are considered for its enhancement. For the purpose, maintenance of the system is updated only for 6 months.
User’s Acceptance Survey
The system were improved the record of patient and the services in BHW. The Health Center should be enhanced with the activities, the operations of the application of patient with the SMS notification
The goals of this system study are to develop the following functionalities:
Provides an information schedule for the patient which may help for the patient to know their schedule.
Provide the medicine and services for the patients.
An SMS notification and mobile application that can be accessed in anywhere through the individual mobile phone.
Generates a monthly and weekly patient record.
The health center that provides a free consultation, immunization, pre-natal check up and other services that help for the patient.
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Hardware specification (maximum requirement)
Quad Core Processor
1 GB Ram
Android 5.0 version up to latest version
Dual Core Processor
4GB Ram (internal Memory)
320GB Hard drive
Software specification (maximum requirement)
Google chrome version 6.3.2
Mozilla firefox 17.6
Windows 8.0 Pro
The health center management system will display the network design for the user and end up for the patient. It shows that the system needs the patient to access through internet connection and mobile phone to be able to get information for the efficiency to deliver the information schedule and services.
Design and Developmental Phase
Cost Benefit Analysis
Cost Benefits Analysis or CBA is the estimation and total equivalent money value of the benefits and costs of the system in order to determine its worth.
Table 2.4: Cost Benefit Analysis
Cost Benefit Analysis
Entity Relationship Diagram
Figure 5.0: Entity Relationship Diagram
This figure shows the relationship of each entity. The data gathered into individual entities become basis record and entities. Necessary attributes that simplify the data in the system.
Data Flow Diagram
Data Flow Diagram
Figure 6.0: Data Flow Diagram
This Data flow diagram shows the process between the admin and the volunteer.
This chapter will exhibit the result of the User’s Survey conducted for the system to the Barangay Health Worker and Nurses.
The researcher demonstrates the system’s functionality to the randomly selected respondents. The researcher observed how the respondents respond to the system and perform about technology to the system. In the User’s Acceptance Survey provided by capstone adviser researcher evaluate those respondents, gathered some data and to distinguish the level of acceptance of the proposed system.
This section presents the analysis of data gathered from the respondents of Barangay Health Worker and Nurses.
Characteristics of the Respondents
The population composed of the Barangay Health Worker and Nurses. The researcher got twenty respondents from the Barangay Health Worker and Nurses.
Table 4.0 Frequency of Respondents
This table shows the frequency who has answered the User Acceptance Survey. The researcher got total 20 of respondents.
Interpretation of Data
The instrument to access the perception of the users in terms (5) categories namely: Effectiveness, Efficiency, Quality, Timeless and Productivity.
The first category composed of four(4) items, second category composed of three(3) items, third category composed of four(4) items, and then the fourth and fifth category composed of four(4) items with the rating scale was 1 to 5 which are 5 as very satisfied, 4 as satisfies, 3 as neutral, 2 as dissatisfies and 1 as very dissatisfied.
Table 6.0 Rating Scale
Range of Mean Verbal Interpretation
4.21-5.00 Very Satisfied
1.00-1.80 Very Dissatisfied
This table shows the range of mean and its verbal interpretation.
Table 7.0 Survey Result of Effectiveness
Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Question 4 TOTAL
Mean 4.0 3.55 4.0 4.0 4.0125
Table 7.0 shows that effectiveness as a whole has an average mean of 4.0125 as very satisfied that the users were highly satisfied after the testing.
Table 7.1 Survey Result for Efficiency
Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 TOTAL
Mean 3.7 4.0 4.0 3.90
The table above shows that efficiency as a whole average mean of 3.90 as a satisfied with the efficiency of the system after the testing.
Table 8.0 Survey Result Quality
Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Question 4 TOTAL
Mean 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.75 3.9375
This table shows the survey result for the systems quality recorded a total mean of 3.9375 which is interpreted that the users were satisfied with the systems quality after using it.
Table 9.0 Survey Result Timeliness
Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Question 4 TOTAL
Mean 3.85 4.0 4.0 3.85 3.925
This table shows the survey result for the systems timeliness accounted a total mean of 3.925 which is interpreted that the user were satisfied with the efficiency of the system aster testing it.
Table 10.0 Survey Result Productivity
Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Question 4 TOTAL
Mean 3.85 3.9 4.2 4.1 4.0125
This table shows the survey result for the systems productivity as a whole has an average of 4.0125 which is interpreted that the user were satisfied with the systems productivity after testing it.
Summary of Findings, Conclusion and Recommendation
This chapter presents the summary or the research work undertaken the recommendation and conclusion of an outgrowth of study.
Summary of Findings
This study was conducted purposes of making reliable for Brgy.Estefania Center w/ SMS Notification System. It will be beneficial for Barangay Estefania Health Center workers can work efficiently and access patient records. The system generates the records and can secure the records of the patients. The researcher utilize the interview technique was used for gathering data and also the Users Acceptance Survey serves as elements for collecting data.
The findings of users experience with the system of effectiveness got a total of 4.0125 which is interpreted as a very satisfied for the level of users experience towards the system efficiency got total rating of 3.90 as satisfied. In the term of system quality got total rating of 3.9375 being satisfied for the timeless the users rate of 3.925 as a satisfied and also the productivity got rating of 4.0125 as a very satisfied. The total of whole system proposed was a big help for generating time records and managing the record of patient and also obtaining the security of the records through having restriction between the BNS/ Nurse and BHW.
They prepare as much and gathered all the files of patients that recommended the Health Center. The Brgy. Health Center typically shows the information that given into the patients. They notice the system was been essential in managing the records of every patient in Barangay Health Center.