No extra steps
Thanks to Lifen’s connectors, the Synpase can retrieve patient data directly from the facility’s Patient Administration System. This happens via an HL7 data standard flow that sends out an “Admit-Discharge-Transfer” request trigger to the facility’s systems. Since Lifen structures the patient data it retrieves in the form of FHIR resources, information such as the patient’s name, date of birth and primary care physician are fed into Synpase like puzzle pieces falling into place. In practical terms, this means that neither patient nor practitioner need to waste time and risk input errors by manually filling in identifying information.
Knowledge is power
With Synpase, practitioners and their patients can access a comprehensive global medication database that is updated in real-time. All it takes is a quick flash of a drug’s QR code, uploading a PDF or scanning a paper prescription, and the app provides the user with a wealth of information on potiential dangers and side-effects, including interactions with other medications previously logged by the user and pre-existing conditions mentioned in their clinical profile (as retrieved directly from the facility by Lifen).
All drugs logged on Synpase by the patient or their care team are not only stocked on Synpase, but also listed on a PDF report that is then reviewed by the care team, then ingested into the patient’s Electronic Health Record in a single click via Lifen Platform. This allows for a safer follow-up of their situation and eliminates the risk of a practitioner (potentially from a different department) overlooking crucial drug regimen information. Lifen achieves this by processing and structuring the data contained in the PDF report, then ingesting it into the EHR via an HL7 “Observation Result” data flow. The final puzzle piece is now right where it belongs.