The Ejo Health app is powered by The Sovereignty Network’s Cure8Health
, a software application designed from the ground up for all specialties of healthcare providers that want to harness SNOMED CT
data standards with “keyboard and mobile-ready” apps that immediately improve productivity, reduce errors and increase patient satisfaction. With an initial pilot successfully delivered, the alliance aims to scale out its footprint to improve the factors that comprise the WHO’s Human Development Index
- promoting health, education and financial opportunity in low-income countries throughout Africa and worldwide. With a particular focus on reducing inequity for women, the goal is to transform maternity and child health delivery through easy-to-use modules on tablets and phones. Designed for mobile platforms, the app features a patient-friendly interface and multilingual capabilities to enable the broadest possible usage throughout the continent.
The ability to work offline and sync to a FHIR server upon detecting an internet connection will soon be added. With SNOMED CT terminology and FHIR data exchange standards natively built into the app, integration with electronic health records such as OpenMRS
, an open-source EMR widely used throughout Africa, will enable linkages to existing patient records via a National Unique Identifier.
Owned and governed by 41 Member countries, SNOMED International
is a not-for-profit organization charged with setting global standards for health terminology, a critical element of safe and effective healthcare. Its core terminology product, SNOMED CT, is owned, administered and developed by SNOMED International and establishes vocabulary that enables the clear exchange of health information across all health systems, services and products in the world.
The Sovereignty Network
enables providers across the health industry to save time and deliver better care by accessing open and standardised data. The patient/consumer is at the heart of this process, and by accessing and sharing their information to drive better health outcomes, they help improve health equity for all, deliver better population health data and unlock opportunities for innovation in care.
“We are delighted to partner with SNOMED International on this groundbreaking initiative," said The Sovereignty Network Founder and CEO Hamish MacDonald. "As global organizations that share a common interest in improving patient outcomes and reducing health inequities around the world, we believe our combined contributions to this initiative will truly have a positive impact on the lives of African citizens and beyond. We are empowering people to be able to access, own, share and even choose to profit from their own healthcare data.”
SNOMED International CEO Don Sweete agrees. “This joint initiative brings to life our vision of better health and universal improved patient outcomes supported by one language of health, and we look forward to participating in such a worthy and forward-looking undertaking.”
Both organizations will continue to share more of the alliance’s progress in Africa in the coming months.
For more information, visit The Sovereignty Network
and the SNOMED International