Inspiration: A team of students visited Refugee Camp Moria is Lesbos, Greece where over 20,000 refugees reside. There are no electronic medical records for refugees that are shared between medical providers in the camp leading to fragmented and ineffective care. We were inspired to create an electronic health record (EHR) tailored for providers working in refugee camps and a patient portal to allow refugees to carry their medical records everywhere they go. This system is unprecedented and valuable, especially since the documentation of communicable diseases like COVID-19 could prevent epidemics in camps and save lives. Our EHR will be implemented in Lesbos, Greece once completed.
What it does: Our electronic health record is consisted of two portals: provider and patient. On the provider side, medical and dental clinicians will be able to document medical problems, allergies, medications, social/family history, vaccines, basic exams, and encounters with refugee patients. On the patient side, refugees will be able to create an account and have access to their summaries of medical history.
Challenges: Recording medical records differs among medical providers from different countries, so we had to consult physicians from various countries to create a system that can be understood, navigated, and used by providers regardless of countries.
What's next for Health 4 Humans: We are switching from the design phase to the coding phase of the front and back-end. We plan to have a minimal viable product (MVP) by mid-May.