|Integrated Drug Test Operation and Management
What is IDTOMIS?
- An integrated system that captures data for accrediting drug testing laboratories and rehabilitation centers, drug testing operations at different levels of implementation, verification of pending transactions, monitoring and evaluation of standards, systems and performance.
Republic Act 9165
- Popularly known as the “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002” impels government to “safeguard the well-being- of its citizenry particularly the youth from the harmful effects of dangerous drugs on their physical and mental well-being and to defend the same against acts or omissions detrimental to their development and preservation.”
- Towards this end, the DOH is mandated to supervise and monitor the integration, establishment and operations of drug rehabilitation, drug testing networks and laboratories in cooperation with other agencies.
- In September to October 2003 the DOH was impelled to design and deploy an interim solution, a computer-based system, called as Interim Drug Test Operations and Management Information System (DTOMIS).
- The interim solution addresses the informational requirements of the DDB, DOH and Drug Test Laboratories.
- The system has been evaluated and approved by the DOH Executive Committee and DDB.
- Prior to the deployment of the system, there was an existing Application Systems Provider providing same functional service in LTO.
- The Interim System cannot be considered as perfect considering that human intervention in the conduct of drug testing resulting to discretion may still exists.
- In an attempt to improve the interim solution, the DOH submitted a proposal to the Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (ITECC), now the Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT) to solicit funds.
- The proposal was approved and in July 2004 provided budget for the total development of the system given its importance and necessity.
- In September 2004, the government envisaged to commission a Consulting Firm that shall develop and implement a complete and integrated DTOMIS solution.
- Biddings were conducted to hire a competent/capable firm to do the systems engineering and software development.
- On April 2006 systems engineering and development of IDTOMIS was initiated.
- On January 5, 2009, start of nationwide implementation of IDTOMIS in approximately 1,400 DTLs
- The development of IDTOMIS aims to enhance DTOMIS and fully comply with the mandate given to the DOH by R.A. 9165. IDTOMIS will be a complete solution that will improve the current systems and procedures of accrediting drug testing laboratories and rehabilitation centers, operations of drug testing laboratories and rehab centers, verification of results, including its monitoring and evaluation.
- Review and incorporation of processes and informational requirements that were not previously included.
- Introduction of innovative ideas, technologies, suggestions and/or recommendations to further improve the system.
- Develop and implement a complete IDTOMIS solution that shall make efficient and effective the current systems and procedures of accrediting drug testing laboratories and rehabilitation centers, operations of drug testing laboratories, verification of results, monitoring and evaluation or operations.
- Strengthen the implementation of system standards in drug testing and rehab center operations to ensure the delivery of efficient service to the public.
- Reduce graft and corruption and enhance public service and greater client satisfaction.
- Provide sector-level reports to enable participation in government’s anti-drug abuse programs.
- Provide valuable inputs to research and other studies that will contribute in the formulation and enhancement of national drug-abuse policies and programs.
- Provide more efficient and effective system for accreditation, drug test and rehab center operations, monitoring and evaluation processes governed by improved policies and standards and streamlined procedures.
- ACCREDITATION SYSTEM
- Accreditation of DTLs
- Accreditation of RCs
- Monitoring System of DTLs
- Monitoring System of RCs
- Payment System of DTLs
- Payment System of RCs
- DRUG TESTING SYSTEM / REHABILITATION SYSTEM
- Operations of Screening DTLs
- Operations of Confirmatory DTLs
- Operations of NRL
- Operations of RCs
- User-Fee Payment System
- Payment System for PT
- QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM
- Inspection/Compliance to use of validated DTKs and/or reagents
- Monitoring and Evaluation of DTLs
- Suspension/Termination of DTLs
- PT of DTLs
- AGENCY DATA EXCHANGE
- Web-based verification of drug testing results
- Data Integration
- EXECUTIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM
- National Consolidation
- Statistical Reports Generation
AGENCY DATA BENEFICIARIES
- Department of Transportation and Communication - Land Transportation Office
- Department of the Interior and Local Government - Philippine National Police
- Department of Justice – National Bureau of Investigation
- Dangerous Drugs Board
- Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
- Regional Trial Court
- Department of Labor and Employment
- Commission on Higher Education
- Department of Education
- Department of Foreign Affairs
- Civil Service Commission
- All other Government Agencies which request for data shall be subject to the review and approval of the DOH and DDB
What are the benefits on using IDTOMIS
The following are the perceived benefits of the IDTOMIS:
- Analysis of statistics
- Analysis of trends
- Monitoring and evaluation
The following are the features of the IDTOMIS:
1. User-friendly. The software is easy to use.
2. Adapts to local settings. The software requirements are based on local needs.
3. Secured. The software is secured against threats to confidentiality, integrity and availability.
4. System is using biometrics technology for conducting drug tests.
The IDTOMIS Model:
The following diagram presents the framework to which the IDTOMIS aims to be responsive. Details of how the system interacts with the various entities are presented in the operating guidelines.
The system process begins from the Drug Test Laboratories or Confirmatory Laboratories. There are several scenarios that may be encountered during the IDTOMIS implementation.
- Online Application for Accreditation
- Applications for initial and renewal of accreditation for DTLs may be file through any of the following mean:
- Online Facility using the Web-based Accreditation Facility of IDTOMIS.
- Over-the-counter filling up and submission of applications thru the DOH Regional Offices(RO) or the Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau.
- Drug Test Laboratories need to use the IDTOMIS (DTO Client) system to register and input the drug test result of the clients this requires internet connection.
- Drug Test Laboratories using IDTOMIS (DTO Client) system without internet connection shall be subjected to appropriate sanctions.
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What do you need to use IDTOMIS
The central data storage of the IDTOMIS is located in the Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau operating 24 hours and 7 days a week. Its basic equipment for operations needed is a computer units accessed only by authorized users of the system with existing internet connection.
DTLs shall comply with the Information and Communication Technology specifications needed to operationalize the IDTOMIS. Minimum requirements are as follows:
- 1.5 GHz processor
- 3384 Mb System Memory (RAM)
- 16 bit color video car
- 20 GB Free hard disk space
- CD/DVD –Drive
- Keyboard and mouse
- With at least four (4) USB ports available
- Windows XP operating system (with service pack 2) (recommended version for operating system)
2. Webcam – minimum of 1.5 megapixels (100% windows XP compliant driver)
3. Fingerprint Biometric scanning device supported by Mega matcher Biometric software
4. Mega matcher client license
5. Inkjet or laser jet printer
6. Internet service provider with a minimum of 1 Mbps CIR