Earlier this month, Care 2 Communities (C2C), announced the launch of their new clinic in Sinek, Haiti. Working in partnership with Haiti’s government, C2C is working to rehabilitate flagging public clinics and give them a “new life” of operational excellence and health impact.
As part of this initiative, C2C is overhauling how patient data is captured and analyzed in order to offer optimal patient care. Electronic medical records are replacing traditional paper-based documentation to allow clinicians to monitor all aspects of treatment efficacy, increase clinician's ability to support good health over time, and ensure that the sickest and most vulnerable patients receive active follow-up.
Developed in collaboration with VecnaCares, the EMR systems capture all aspects of patient clinical care, doctor-patient interaction, demographic data, diagnoses, prescriptions, and follow-up. Our tablet-based system fosters optimal patient flow at the clinic day-to-day, as patients travel from registration to consultation, to the laboratory and the pharmacy.
Very few medical facilities in Haiti have EMR systems, and we consider this capacity to be crucial to our success. Not only can C2C focus on each individual's health trajectory, but we can monitor population health and coordinate effectively with the Haitian Ministry of Health. Data is an enduring connection with patients and is the backbone of responsive, patient-centered care.
C2C has been using VecnaCares' CliniPAK hardware and open source EMR software since 2014. This is their 4th clinic using digitized patient records.