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Community Manager
Community Manager

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SolDevelo Foundation

Gdynia, Poland

Number of employees: #5

SolDevelo Foundation offers social media, marketing, copywriting and web designing services. They are also currently developing cloud hosting services. They have committed to pledging their product and time towards helping the community.

Together with our mother company, SolDevelo, we had a shared vision – what if every health facility in developing countries had easy access to an Electronic Medical Record system? How much would it help medical workers with their tasks, allowing them to provide better care to their patients? In what way can we contribute to this vision and make it possible?

After lively brainstorms and discussions we came up with an idea – cloud hosting of OpenMRS. It is a solution that is based on the open-source Electronic Medical Record system, but makes it more accessible for facilities with limited resources.

OpenMRS is the biggest and most developed open-source EMR system available, and our long-time partner. A few years ago SolDevelo Foundation created a new website for OpenMRS as our 1% of Time, and it’s still being used to this day.

This time, we wanted to go a step further, and create a product that would help OpenMRS reach even more people. Let’s take a closer look at why we believe this project can help many people around the world.

The quiet power of OpenMRS

When we are thinking about ways of helping healthcare facilities in developing countries, our first thoughts are, of course, things such as medical equipment, supplies, vaccines, experienced medical staff, etc. These elements of healthcare systems are undoubtedly crucial for any facility to function and be able to help local people.

However, there are also other things that can assist medical workers in their everyday struggles and make their efforts more effective. One of these things is a high-quality, multifunctional Electronic Medical Record system, such as OpenMRS.

OpenMRS is an open-source software that supports medical facilities by providing them with an electronic platform where all of the patients’ records can be stored. Resigning from paper records and focusing on the digital ones can greatly improve the quality of care provided to the patients.

It saves the time that otherwise would be spent on searching through the endless piles of papers. Moreover, it gives physicians easy and quick access to any information on the patient that might be needed at the moment. If the medical records are gathered in one place and simple to browse through, it often affects the quality of diagnosis, helping doctors to see the bigger picture and focus on what is the most important.

OpenMRS can also be of great help to medical workers dealing with visual data, such as X-ray images. Having the images saved in the system, physicians no longer need to worry about patients losing their scans or forgetting to bring them to their appointment. Everything is accessible digitally, making the whole process smoother.

Overally, OpenMRS can improve the capabilities of a hospital or a clinic, provide more patients with access to high-quality care, lighten medical workers duties, and protect medical data from various hazards that might occur and destroy paper records (e.g. fire, flood, earthquake).

EMRSCloud: Connecting people with solutions

We believe that OpenMRS should be available to as many people and facilities as possible. To make that ideal come to reality, we have created EMRSCloud – a service that offers cloud hosting and implementation support for OpenMRS’ users.

We are aware of the fact that in many cases healthcare facilities in developing countries have no resources to implement OpenMRS by themselves. Self-implementation requires space, financial resources and skills. Not everyone can afford these things. To solve this problem, we have decided to use our own skills and resources, and provide people with this software that can save many lives.

EMRSCloud offers the following services:

  • Cloud server for hosting OpenMRS;
  • Assistance in the process of selecting OpenMRS modules adjusted to the client’s needs;
  • Configuration of the server and installation of OpenMRS, so that it is ready to use;
  • Regular maintenance of the server and technical support even after the implementation is completed;
  • Sensitive data protection.

EMRSCloud website

To make our idea come to life, we have decided to combine the marketing skills of our Foundation with the technical experience of SolDevelo’s developers. That’s how EMRSCloud came to be.

The challenge on our side was to create a website. We have started by listing and describing OpenMRS’ modules, as well as the benefits that come from using the system. We have also gathered information on the real life use cases of OpenMRS, and wrote 4 case studies that show its helpfulness in multiple different situations. These tasks were not as easy as it might seem, because the OpenMRS Community is a large and very active one. There are multiple features and modules, so to select and describe only some of them was a tough thing to do. However, too much information on the website would be overwhelming for our potential clients, so we have made our choices carefully, to show how versatile and useful EMRSCloud is.

As for the design, we choose to use bright, clean colors associated with medical services. Our goal was to create a simple, clear and functional website. After deciding on the structure and template, we filled the website with our newly written content. We have created a beautiful logo to represent our service. To make it even easier for our clients, we added CTA buttons that allow quick contact with us.

We have successfully finished and published our EMRSCloud website, and made our service available to all the new clients.

Our Pledge 1% of Product

We are aware that some healthcare facilities can not afford our service. To create an opportunity for them to use EMRSCloud, we offer discounts for clients in a difficult financial situation, as well as for non-profit organizations. We believe in an individualistic approach and try to increase accessibility of modern solutions, especially for facilities in developing countries. Additionally, we offer a 30-day free trial to give our clients a chance to get familiar with the system and decide whether they are satisfied with our service. That is how our Pledge 1% of Product is realized.

We hope that EMRSCloud will have a great impact on the quality of care provided in health facilities in developing countries. Our mission is to reach as many people as possible and share technological solutions that can save many lives.

Their #1 tip or advice for companies?

The best projects are those that solve real problems. Reusing and improving already existing and acknowledged solutions is an important part of social impact and development.