Electronic Health Record
SYNERGIA’s EHR is a powerful solution that offers clinical decision support at the point of care, a configurable clinical desktop, and clinician-reviewed Care Guides to drive effective and efficient patient care in the ambulatory setting. It is a highly customizable and scalable solution with an Open architecture and efficient workflows that can help improve the patient experience.
With multi-site, multi-specialty support and optimal configurability, SYNERGIA’s EHR helps physician practices, clinics and academic medical centers improve quality of care, reduce costs and generate additional revenue across a community. Tens of thousands of providers use SYNERGIA’s EHR to exceed their population health management goals. With a healthy core, organizations are well-positioned to meet today’s industry needs, and the future’s.
An electronic health record (EHR), or electronic medical record (EMR), is a systematic collection of electronic health information about an individual patient or population. It is a record in digital format that is theoretically capable of being shared across different health care settings. In some cases this sharing can occur by way of network-connected, enterprise-wide information systems and other information networks or exchanges. EHRs may include a range of data, including demographics, medical history, medication and allergies, immunization status, laboratory test results, radiology images, vital signs, personal statistics like age and weight, and billing information.
The system is designed to represent data that accurately captures the state of the patient at all times. It allows for an entire patient history to be viewed without the need to track down the patient’s previous medical record volume and assists in ensuring data is accurate, appropriate and legible. It reduces the chances of data replication as there is only one modifiable file, which means the file is constantly up to date when viewed at a later date and eliminates the issue of lost forms or paperwork. Due to all the information being in a single file, it makes it much more effective when extracting medical data for the examination of possible trends and long term changes in the patient.
Mobile Electronic health Record (mEHR)
SYNERGIA’s mEHR fits seamlessly with your practice and works the way you want it to. It’s mobile-first design makes it easy to get out from behind the computer and connect with your patients or access charts and your schedule wherever you may be.The spread of the Ebola virus across the continent of Africa was a grave concern for a significant portion of time, but Nigeria was one country where the threat lead to fewer deaths and cases of the medical condition. Even during the worst outbreaks of Ebola, Nigeria suffered 21 cases and eight deaths due to the disease. The Brookings Institution reports that mobile EHR platforms allowed for better patient care and prevention when battling the Ebola virus.
The first step in which mobile health records were used to improve patient care is by training healthcare workers. In particular, it was important to teach medical staff about the Ebola virus and modify some preconceived notions, such as how the virus spreads.
The efficiency and accuracy of mobile EHR platforms also helped officials spread vital information directly to the clinicians on the front lines. By having speedier communication capabilities through mobile health solutions, the public health efforts became more streamlined in Nigeria.
One of the biggest benefits seen from mHealth capabilities was the potential for Ebola Treatment Units to access patient health data through digital and mobile EHR platforms instead of paper records. Electronic records essentially improved the ability to quickly share necessary information and also decreased the likelihood of infection among healthcare workers.
While there are significant benefits of mobile health solutions, many nations around the globe have some barriers that prohibit the integration of mobile devices within the healthcare setting. Incorporating mobile health policies is more difficult when a country lacks the electronic infrastructure necessary to integrate mHealth solutions and power the efficiency-generating tools.
The Brookings Institution claims that “regulations are often too overly bureaucratic and burdensome,” which also creates challenges for integrating mobile EHR platforms throughout a nation. As such, mobile health app developers often have difficulty with creating mobile devices and tools to help healthcare workers receive the information they need for important clinical decisions.
Often, public health emergencies, like the efforts to curb the spread of the Ebola virus, lead more nations to develop solutions for integrating mobile health devices and other electronic applications that could improve patient care.
Leaders will need to focus more on making sincere modifications to heath policies in order to increase adoption of mobile health solutions and thereby making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare.
Mobile devices and mHealth applications can make a difference for public health initiatives and improve patient outcomes, according to Brookings. For instance, there are a variety of apps that can assist pregnant women have healthier pregnancies by providing tips and advice. Additionally, other capabilities include fitness trackers aimed at improving overall wellness.
“Tracking population movements via mobile phone proved highly successful after the 2012 earthquake in Haiti, helping to map the spread of cholera,” a paper published in The Lancet stated. “This method could play an important role in mapping population movement in West Africa and ensure relief assistance, needs assessment, and infectious disease surveillance is optimized.”