Date: Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 10 am (Manila Time)


Information and communications technology has become pervasive in many sectors, health included. Yet rather than streamlining health processes, it seems ICT only serves to add to the fragmentation with the creation of more information silos. Improperly implemented, ICT can introduce new risks and additional complexity to an already overworked sector. Emerging from the chaos is IT Governance, a that encourages the use of frameworks to guide stakeholders from the many confusing elements of a health information system. With IT Governance frameworks like COBIT5, board of directors who may not have the language for technology receive assurance that expensive IT investments are made in a cost-effective manner. The presenter will share the journey of the National eHealth Governance Structure and Technical Working Group in adopting COBIT5 and the opportunities and challenges that come with it.

alvin_marceloDr. Alvin B. Marcelo

Associate Professor of Surgery and Health Informatics
UP College of Medicine, UP Manila

Director, UP Manila Technology Transfer and Business Development Office
Executive Director, Asia eHealth Information Network

About the Speaker
Dr Alvin Marcelo is an eHealth advocate with interests in IT Governance for health. His CV is at

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