eHealth Records International, the makers of HarmoniMD, announced the launch of the newborn hearing screening program in 11 hospitals in the Philippines and the milestone of 2,000 screenings.
Sebastopol, CA, September 14, 2016: eHealth Records International (EHRI) is engaged in the delivery of low-cost hospital information systems in the developing world that include cloud-based and mobile applications for the management of medical care in hospitals and clinics.
The Newborn Hearing Screening program is managed by Health Informatics Inc., the sister company of EHRI in Manila, for the Newborn Screening Reference Center (NSRC), of the Philippine Department of Health. This program was started in response to the government’s requirement for all newborns to be tested for hearing loss within 90 days of birth in order to provide early intervention. EHRI built and maintains an extension of the HarmoniMD platform that works on inexpensive tablets and allows hospitals to register new hearing screenings from internet-connected locations. The cloud-based software includes reporting that is accessed by NSRC in real time, displaying screening results and providing referrals to audiologists for further treatment when necessary.
EHRI created this software at the request of the Philippine NSRC so that they could test the viability of a cloud-based data capture instead of the paper forms they were using. After an analysis of the program, they have decided to roll it out nation-wide with initial implementations in 11 hospitals including The Medical City, Asian Hospital, and Manila Doctor’s Hospital. As of June 2016 there have been 2,000 newborn hearing screening registries created.
EHRI is currently focused on developing-world hospitals and is in the midst of implementations in the Philippines, Tanzania, and Kenya. The company anticipates developing sales in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America as well. EHRI was founded by Nick Smith, Dan Smith (no relation) and Dr. James Gude. Dr. Gude is a pioneer in telemedicine and founder of OffSiteCare Resources, Inc., a Sebastopol-based telemedicine company. Dr. Gude is also a founder of Global OffSiteCare, a rotary program aimed at providing physician consultations and education to developing-world hospitals. Dan Smith is the founder of The Master Builder, a construction management software system sold to Intuit in 2001. For more information, contact Nick Smith, CEO of eHealth Records International at 707 284-4300 x102.