Last October 17-21, 2016, surveillance officers and representatives from 17 BOQ stations gathered in Subic, Zambales to attend the orientation and training on the use of Quarantine Services and International Health Surveillance System (QSIHSS) Phase 1.

The primary objective of the QSIHSS is to establish systematic and web-based process of quarantine surveillance reporting nationwide. QSIHSS was developed with the technical support of the Department of Health – Knowledge Management and Information Technology Services (DOH-KMITS). The QSIHSS is designed to develop the Bureau’s reporting system in three (3) phases, specifically (i) International Health Surveillance and Issuance of Permits for Human Remains, (ii) Inspection and Launch Services, Medical Services and Issuance of Certificates to Food Handlers and Stewards, and (iii) Integration with iClinicSys and PIDSR.

The QSIHSS Phase 1 includes paperless reporting of data from BOQ Health Declaration Checklist (HDC), passenger referrals, duty reports and clearances of Human Remains. The KMITS team led by Director Crispinita Valdez, Mr. Ian Brila and Mr. Julius Lopez facilitated the demonstration and return demonstration on the use of the system.

BOQ will be launching QSIHSS (Phase 1) to the public this December 2016.