IATF Requires Gov’t Agencies, LGUs to Use Staysafe App

The IATF is requiring national government agencies and local government units to use the government’s official contact tracing app, StaySafe.ph, in a bid to consolidate digital contact tracing data.

In its fight against the coronavirus, the IATF is also encouraging private establishments to use StaySafe.ph and for other contact tracing applications to integrate their systems with the app developed by PLDT-backed Multisys Technologies.

Digital contact tracing efforts in the country are currently not unified, with local governments and private establishments typically employing their own contact tracing systems which are not integrated into government systems.

The latest IATF issuance seeks to change that, with it mandating all data collected through digital contact tracing apps be linked and integrated with appropriate lab results and later on with the health department’s surveillance and contact tracing platform COVID Kaya.

Source: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/11/27/2059846/iatf-requires-government-units-use-staysafe-app

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