Reaching Health Standards and Creating a Client Registry in Haiti

In support of the Haiti HIS TWG, the UW DIGI team and CHARESS led the development and implementation of an OpenHIE architecture that included an electronic medical records system, client registry, and a longitudinal shared health record as the source of truth repository for patient clinical data.  The modernization included the upgrade of the Haiti EMR, iSante, to the standards-based OpenMRS-based EMR, iSantePlus.  Additionally, through an evaluation process, OpenCR, a FHIR®-based open standards tool was selected for its native FHIR® approach and elastic search capabilities that did not need to map data but rather a model that used data natively in the desired format.  Lastly, the HAPI FHIR® server served as a foundation for the SHR.