The Philippine Field Health Service Information System (FHSIS) is the government’s major resource for managing public health data. Data from the system is used for policy analysis and planning at all levels of the public health system. Most of the data originates during patient care at barangay health stations, city health centers, rural health units (RHUs) and hospitals. It is up to the doctors, nurses and other health care providers at these facilities to treat patients, record their information and assemble clinic-wide reports. An electronic medical record (EMR) system has the potential to improve access to quality patient records for clinicians and data to the FHSIS.