After three years of improving the program (through daily application, trial and error and upgrading), Dr. Mata passed it for an international software contest and was chosen the winner of Applet of the Year 2008 by DDH Software.
Aside from doctors and patients, the program Dr. Mata developed also benefits the nurses and pharmacists.
On pharmacists, Dr. Mata said: “Their job will become easier as they won’t have a hard time deciphering a doctor’s hand writing.
They will also be safe from the consequences of giving the wrong medicines to patients.”
Nurses don’t seem to complain but like pharmacists, they also have some difficulties in understanding the handwritten prescriptions that comes their way at the emergency room.
“High clarity is a must, especially for patients to be admitted because everything relies on what’s being written.
The nurses just administer what is being written,” Dr. Mata said.
Doctors who are reading this piece should listen.
The downloadable software is free.
Please visit his website: www.easyclinicssoftware.com.
“Our first intention was to reach the Filipino doctors only,” he admitted, “but instead it became popular to other countries as well.”
For the past eight months, around 14,748 doctors worldwide visited the website, with India on top at 5,438 visitors, followed by United States (1,474), and Philippines (1,205).
But Dr. Mata has a dream. He wants to see the Philippines in the future to be the first country in the world to issue prescriptions that are computerized.