Patagonia Health to Launch Omaha System Charting App to EHR

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Patagonia Health, a Cary, NC-based EHR software vendor collaborates with Tri-County Health Department of Colorado to co-design an integrated Omaha System charting platform as a new element of their Electronic Health Records solution.

"Although the Omaha System exists in the public domain, it must be programmed so clinicians can generate accurate and consistent data; Tri-County Health Department understands those principles.” Karen Martin Author Omaha System

Patagonia Health, a Cary, NC-based EHR software vendor collaborates with Tri-County Health Department of Colorado to co-design an integrated Omaha System charting platform as a new element of their Electronic Health Records solution.

The Omaha System has been used by nurses and other clinicians since 1975. It was recognized as a standard for practice, documentation, and information management by the American Nurses Association in 1992 and has been adopted nationally and internationally by over 22,000 users since.

From the beginning, the Omaha System was designed to automate health care assessments and services at the point-of-care. Karen Martin, who is the author of the Omaha System book, was “very pleased that Patagonia Health is developing a new module based on the Omaha System in partnership with Tri-County Health Department. Although the Omaha System exists in the public domain, it must be programmed so clinicians can generate accurate and consistent data; Tri-County Health Department understands those principles.”

Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) was the driving force of the development project. TCHD was concerned that their previous EHR system lacked flow and was not originally designed to accommodate the Omaha System attributes. “I am very excited about Patagonia Health developing the module specifically to include the Omaha System functionality and that we are involved in that process” said Alix Hopkins, Nurse Manager TCHD. Hopkins is part of a team at TCHD that recently selected Patagonia Health as their new EHR vendor. Collaboration on design and development of the new integrated charting system is now underway.

This is a great example of how Patagonia Health collaborates with their customers to design features needed by the users. “The Patagonia Health EHR system is a customer-centric system. We design 2-3 new apps every year with the customers’ needs in mind, and many of the new app ideas come directly from working with our customers” says Ashok Mathur, CEO and Co-founder of Patagonia Health.

Patagonia Health is working closely with Tri-County Health Department to develop a built-in solution which adheres to Omaha System principles. With this project, Patagonia Health will be one of few federally certified EHR companies with integrated Omaha System capabilities.

About Omaha System
The Omaha System is a research-based, comprehensive practice and documentation standardized taxonomy designed to describe client care. The Omaha System is summarized in the overview, and includes an assessment component, a care plan/services component, and a client change/evaluation component. It also helps facilitate interoperability among users and EHR vendors.

About Tri-County Health Department
Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) serves over 1.3 million people in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, and offers over 60 programs/services ranging from birth certificates, immunizations and health care referrals to restaurant inspections and infectious disease investigations, from 11 offices in this 3,000 square mile area. The agency’s jurisdiction includes 26 municipalities and 3 unincorporated counties, 15 school districts with more than 360 public schools, 12 acute care hospitals, 3 Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers with multiple facilities, 3 community mental health service providers and one Regional Collaborative Care Organization (Colorado Access).

The TCHD mission is to promote, protect and improve the lifelong health of individuals and communities in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties through the effective use of data, evidence-based prevention strategies, leadership, advocacy, and partnerships. For more information visit http://www.tchd.org.

About Patagonia Health Inc.
Patagonia Health Inc. is a healthcare software supplier that has built a cloud and apps-based software solution. The solution includes an integrated, federally-certified, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and Billing software. The company’s mission is to solve two major barriers to EHR adoption, usability and cost, and address customers’ number one problem: billing. Patagonia Health’s one-of-a-kind apps-based system represents a paradigm shift in the EHR software industry, and its highly-intelligent solution uses sophisticated technology that is extremely easy-to-use. Innovative and unique apps provide timely data for organizations to improve workflow, streamline their operations and take their organizations to the next level. For more information, visit http://www.patagoniahealth.com or email info(at)patagoniahealth(dot)com.

For more information, contact:
Patagonia Health Inc.
1915 Evans Road
Cary, NC 27513
Email: info(at)patagoniahealth(dot)com
Phone: (919) 238.4780
Fax: (919) 238.7920
Web: http://www.patagoniahealth.com

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