OmniClinic is a next-level platform for information sharing between provider organizations, providers and patients. It is a layered, modular application that is built on a combination of web and mobile technologies in order to support a web portal and all connected mobile devices currently on the market. It integrates with most EMRs or HIEs. It uses its own HIPAA-secure database.
OmniClinic sends alerts and messages to providers about their patients’ admission/discharge/appointment status or other critical events (e.g., lab results) according to individual settings (provider/institution). Depending on the degree of integration, it can directly display notes and documents such as discharge summaries on the provider portal or mobile device, or display detailed EMR data. Alerts are pushed to the device in real time as they arrive in the OC database. We are working on the ability to even display non-diagnostic quality radiographic studies directly in OmniClinic, and we have the backend to support that functionality (a vendor-neutral DICOM archive). If the provider does not have the OmniClinic app installed on a mobile device, they get an e-mail to log into the OmniClinic portal if they wish to see the new data. Furthermore, providers can send clinical documents to each other from the portal or the OmniClinic app, as long as they are registered OmniClinic users.
OmniClinic takes a fresh approach to bringing forward relevant actionable data. It demotes non-actionable data to a background layer in favor of information that is immediately required to optimize healthcare delivery processes. For institutions that do not participate in a HIE, OmniClinic can function as a cost-effective, sustainable cross-platform enterprise HIE.
OmniClinic works through custom integration with EMR databases. This may include, as needed, HL-7 integration. OmniClinic uses its own database to store the data it receives. This database is optimized for display of data and for mobile performance. The HL-7 messaging can be handled by a variety of interface engines. We typically build the necessary interfaces ourselves using an integration solution of our choice, but we can also use one that the customer owns, if necessary. The typical installation requires a server (hard or virtual) at the hospital or healthcare institution’s datacenter, which communicates securely with the main OmniClinic server. The main OC server handles user identification and access into the system. If the hospital does not have its own datacenter, the integration engine server can be installed with a hosting provider of the hospital’s choosing, or can be hosted by iLabs Medical.
The use case scenarios are only limited by the users’ needs.
OmniClinic can be used to review:
patient admission and demographics data
all FDA-approved drug monographs
In addition, it is an enterprise HIE. With the release of the radiographic study module, OmniClinic will provide a uniquely convenient, mobile study viewer that is integrated with the remainder of the application. No longer will it be necessary to read the radiologist’s reports, then separately log into a PACS system to view the actual images. A patient-oriented module will allow reminders and case management information to be passed on to patients in a highly specific, targeted manner. For more information, please review our product brochure by clicking here.
OmniClinic sends notifications to its registered users whenever transitions of care occur or new data becomes available in the OmniClinic database. For instance, when an admission is registered through the host ADT system, the referring physician listed on the patient record can receive an automated e-mail informing them that a patient of theirs has been admitted (or seen in the ER). The e-mail is an invitation to log into OmniClinic to find out more, and does not divulge any identifiable patient health information. The users can set the preferences on their mobile connected devices to the most convenient notification mode in order to make sure they are in receipt of those e-mails at all times. More importantly, they can set the events that trigger those e-mails (admissions, discharges, new physician notes, new consult notes, critical lab values, new lab values, new radiology resutls, etc., etc.) in OmniClinic in order to receive reminders about the information most relevant to them and to the care of their patients.
By using OmniClinic, referring physicians receive instant access to discharge summaries from all participating inpatient facilities. The host insitution(s) set policies regarding the level of detail of their data that different affiliated providers can access through OmniClinic. Depending on the depth of integration with the host EMR(s), potentially all inpatient information can be made available to all OmniClinic users at all times.
Patients also receive e-mails inviting them to log into the patient version of OmniClinic to view relevant information such as discharge instructions. The upcoming patient version of OmniClinic will allow use of instant messages instead of e-mails. The information available to patients and the time it is released to the patient can be set by host institution or phycian practice policy. For example, OmniClinic can release information to the patient portal only when it has first been reviewed by the patient's PCP or hospital physician.
Last but not least, enabled OmniClinic users can e-mail notes and results to each other internally within OmniClinic. This protects sensitive patient data and does not expose it to the threat of loss or misplacement, while allowing maximum collaboration between clinicians. It also allows doctor and patient to exchange messages directly and to address important issues without delay, from the devices that each prefers.
We are committed to pursuing certification according to the ONC’s Permanent Certification Program (PCP) Final Rule. We will announce our certification status as soon as certification has been granted. OmniClinic meets the ONC published requirements for EMR module certification. However, as it is not intended to be primarily used to qualify healthcare institutions for Meaningful Use payments, this type of certification has not been a focus for us in the past. Our certification status does not impact on our eligibility to set up installations in hospitals and medical practices. Our drive to innovate transcends existing certification options in our industry.
OmniClinic supports all mobile devices with a modern web browser. Those include iPhone, iPad, Blackberry running version 6 and higher, Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. For security and usability reasons, we recommend devices running iOS.
Yes. OmniClinic is Stage 2 ready, because it efficiently encrypts ALL the data that it transacts. Encryption on mobile devices is part of the proposed Stage 2 MU regulations. As far as Stage 1 is concerned, as defined by the CMS Final rule, July 2010, it is a framework that does not directly apply to OmniClinic. Stage 1 compliance of OmniClinic is simply governed by the Stage 1 readiness of the host institution and its EMR(s). For instance, if the host EMR correctly records smoking status for patients 13 years or older, then that will be reflected in OmniClinic. Customers who choose to use the OmniClinic CPOE module will be able to enter orders through OmniClinic. Customers who wish to purchase the eRX module will be able to fill prescriptions using OmniClinic, et cetera.
OmniClinic resolves two main problems seen with some other mobile EMR clients:
The native capabilities of the mobile device, e.g. an iPad, cannot be used because the mobile EMR app runs in a virtualized environment.
The data furnished and the workflow are too limited for a comprehensive review of medical cases.
OmniClinic resolves both problems by providing a full set of reports and results, and not requiring desktop virtualization. In addition, it runs on all mobile devices, and can be expanded through a variety of modules that provide CPOE, review of radiographic or echographic studies, etc.
Vault-GENERAL™ is a file transfer appliance featuring best-of-breed HIPAA security and encryption. It is uniquely suited for sharing and storing any type of file securely and conveniently, e.g. business documents, billing, immunization and public health data, reports, research protocols, surveys, adverse event report cards, etc. With Vault-GENERAL, the healthcare organization's data administrators can set access rules for various users. Technologists are not required to manage Vault-GENERAL. The encrypted data repository can be mounted as a drive on any desktop, and comes with an industry-leading tamper-resistant audit log.
It can be argued that no computer system or network will ever be 100% immune from attacks. However, OmniClinic leads the way in healthcare IT security by implementing a best-of-breed, reality-tested system for data encryption. The system is so advanced that it isolates the OmniClinic database and application even from the server (root) administrator. It uses a narrow circle of trust, transparent encryption, and a FIPS 140-2 compliant algorithm with 256 bit key length. The security system provides lifetime secure key management (distribution, rotation, revocation) and tamper-resistant secure audit trails. The OmniClinic thin client for mobile devices does not store any data on the user’s device. The device security (PIN code) is enforced.
A typical installation cycle can take 4 to 6 weeks, but depending on the EMR that is being interfaced, it can range from as little as 2 weeks to as long as 12 weeks. This does not include the time required for all parties to negotiate a business agreement, or the time needed for development of additional features that may be required by the customer.
How do the OmniClinic notifications work? What is the Notification Center?
OmniClinic includes a powerful notifications engine. Clinicians who use OmniClinic can set the types of notifications they receive based on which patients they require notifications for, what kinds of data they wish to be notified about (new notes, discharge summaries, lab results, etc.), whether they are the ordering/approving provider, and so on. The settings are extensive yet easy to use and provide industry-leading granularity.
Once set, a notification is sent out instantly by e-mail to alert the clinician about changes or new data in the patient record. The e-mail is sent to the user's registered e-mail address and does not contain any patient identifiers in order to maintain HIPAA confidentiality. However, the e-mail contains a link that will take the user directly to the OmniClinic login page.
As soon as the user logs into OmniClinic, the 20 most recent notification messages can be found in the Notification Center. In the Notification Center, the patient's identity is included in the message, and tapping the messages takes the user directly to the data item in question (opens the OmniClinic patient record in the appropriate place).
In this way, the physician no longer needs to wait to receive discharge summaries, lab results or even ER admission notifications by mail, fax, phone or word of mouth. OmniClinic is the one-stop communicator for the clinician, which allows instant access to the most recent data from a variety of sources.