Benefits

 

Designed for Program-Specific Specialist Clinics


The system can easily be configured to deliver customized “patient intake” forms. Below are a few examples that are already being used in program-specific clinics in Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. Populus program-specific support forms are fully integrated into the Populus Electronic Health Record (EHR), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Public Health module (PH).

 

Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)

MNCHAmong the most common patient-provider interactions are antenatal, perinatal, postnatal, and well-child visits. Populus Maternal Newborn and Child Health captures details specific to these common encounters. Populus Maternal Health features record obstetric history, pregnancies, family planning, antenatal care, and risk factors in addition to labour and delivery details. Populus Child Health features, from birth to age 6, record vitals, vaccinations, developmental screening, diet history, and displays child growth charts in one user-friendly interface. Child growth charts are plotted against World Health Organization (WHO) metrics (configurable) to assist in the interpretation of recorded measures.

Helpful encounter templates ensure completeness of record-keeping with age-related reminders. Prevention of Mother To Child Transfer of HIV/AIDs (PMTCT) protocols are fully integrated into our MNCH module.

 

HIV/AIDS

HIV-AIDSPopulus HIV/AIDS Support captures data collected during pre-test counseling, post-testing counseling, and ongoing patient monitoring. It records configurable client risk factors and history to aid in risk assessment and captures data for contact tracing, and utilizes World Health Organization (WHO) staging criteria to help track the patient’s progress.

The Populus Prevention of Mother to Child Transfer (PMTCT) worksheet assists clinicians managing and monitoring at-risk children, by visualizing each child’s status and adherence to the configured PMTCT protocol. It has been utilized in both World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) projects.

 

Hepatitis C

HEP CPopulus Hepatitis C Support provides comprehensive screening and risk assessment tools, including sociodemographic profiles, medical and surgical history, emotional assessment, behavioural risk factors, and substance use history. Ongoing monitoring is facilitated through configured physical exam forms and lab test orders. Outcome measure forms enable clinicians to evaluate an individual’s program adherence and health state at particular points in their treatment regime. Our SOAP Note Encounter Template provides a structured approach to capturing clinical data within an encounter/interaction. The four sections (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) can be easily accessed with data entered into structured and unstructued data fields.

 

Non-communicable chronic diseases including Diabetes and Hypertension

DISEASE MANAGEMENTPopulus NCD Support complements intake risk factor profiles and treatment protocols with ongoing longitudinal tracking of physiological, behavioural, and adherence indicators through our worksheets. They can be configured to provide unobtrusive visual cues that guide the clinician through annual and semi-annual visits (as determined by the configured clinical protocol). Patient management worksheets enable proactive patient management by highlighting individuals who, for example, are due for their annual visit and/or whose prescription has expired and have not requested a repeat prescription.

 

Health Surveillance

Populus data structures support better health care surveillance and decisions at any level of management and government. Our highly flexible tool delivers functionality to support reportable communicable illness programs and enables notifications based on facility-specific thresholds.

See how Populus is capable of delivering programs in mobile locations across a variety of devices that supports improved health.

 

Research

It’s proven that a 360-degree view of information drives improved policy, which leads to improved health outcomes and reduced costs. The Populus solution allows clinicians to track and measure clinical trials, conduct chart reviews/chart audits, and analyze all combinations of patient medical, prescription, and lab history to evaluate the evidence-based decisions that led to improved health.

 

Integrations

Populus data structures are standards-driven (based on HL7) and provide the ability to conform to standards such as LOINC and SNOMED. Populus has the ability to integrate with various 3rd party providers such as external Lab interfaces, Lab Information System vendors, and accounting software. Depending on the 3rd party vendor and the interface required we will collaboratively establish the project approach. Our stance on open source and open-standards allows for more straightforward integration with other systems and devices.

 

Orders and Results Management

Two major elements are needed to enhance outcomes: feed forward loops that support health care providers to make evidence-based healthcare decisions, and feedback loops to see the impact of care programs. Our entire product suite is tied together, including referral management, computerized provider order entry (CPOE), lab results and prescription history for clinicians to see the status of orders and evaluate outcomes.

 

Referals Management

An important element of Population Health is ensuring patient access to the correct medical resource when needed. Populus offers full referral functionality, including the ability to write and track referrals to a number of resources of your choosing.

 

Protocol Support

To be effective, a Health System must incorporate searchable, built-in analytics, and embedded protocols that prompt better, safer, faster care and outcomes. Our Child Health feature is a great example of our strength in this area, recording vitals, vaccinations, developmental screening, diet history, and displaying child growth charts in one user-friendly interface. Child growth charts are plotted against World Health Organization (WHO) metrics (configurable) to assist in the interpretation of the recorded measures.

 

Alerting

Onscreen and email-based alerts are 2 key features of Populus’ alerting functionality. Obtain notification of a potential conflict with an onscreen alert or set an email-based threshold alert to notify of a potential outbreak/trend. Onscreen alerts range from missing patient data to notifying of a potential patient prescription allergy. Email alerts can be customized based on the symptoms and number of patient-reported cases.

 

Cohort Management

Populus single-instance data capture enables a user to create population registries virtually instantaneously as a by-product of recording individual clinical encounters. More specifically, diagnosis information captures the temporal nature of the condition (chronic, acute, etc.) and is connected (as relevant) to procedures, clinical notes, and prescriptions. As such, generating reports such as incidence and prevalence of any condition becomes a simple exercise. These structures also allow for the mining of correlations and protocol adherence (in near real time).

 

Role Based Permissions

The Populus Solution allows System Administrators the ability to add/manage/delete users and assign their user-based permissions based on their role. Choose from a variety of create, read, update and delete options to ensure utmost patient security and privacy. For example, allow a member of Finance to edit costs and prices, but disallow access to create, read, update or delete any patient record.