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Synapta is putting together a set of open standards and technology for digital workflow, pathways and decision support across all care settings, using Artificial Intelligence and Business Process Management.
Health and social care needs open, capable and independent standards for collaboration between professionals, across all settings.
Computer systems are starting to support clinical decision-making, as well as tracking and monitoring health and personal involvement in care. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being discussed. Will the technology allow us to collaborate effectively?
The Synapta Code4Health Community is now working on it.
Participate in the Synapta forum. We’ll be discussing development of clinical pathways, how best to do workflow, how can we improve process and when to use clinical decision support. Are we actually helping patients and can the tech make a genuine difference to care of patients and service users?
Recent Posts & Articles
Introducing Synapta 1. Technology for Care Pathways
by Mark Greenhalgh on March 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm
Synapta is an evolving open-standards project, set up for the benefit of the open digital health and social care community. Based in the UK […]
Progress Report: Knee-Deep in Theories, Workflows, and Software Design
by Jerome Carter on April 10, 2017 at 10:00 am
You are probably wondering why there have been so few blog posts in the last few months. Well, it’s because I ran into a […]
Moving From ChuckWebster Dot Com to Wareflo Dot Com
by chuckwebster on December 20, 2016 at 4:02 pm
I’ve moved my blog from chuckwebster.com to wareflo.com (@wareFLO being my Twitter handle). I took the opportunity to reorganize the […]
Wasting the day away: EHRs continue to be a time suck
by Edgar Wilson on August 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm
To discuss EHRs is to discuss time. From their inception, EHRs were lauded as a potential time-saver. Less time would be needed searching […]
Synapta CIC, May 2017 – What’s going on now?
Last year we spent some time talking with key participants to establish our scope and methods and the early signed-up online community started to grow.
The mechanics of our blog and wiki have been tuned and properly set up. We’ve had a number of queries and comments from professional colleagues and interested individuals, many of whom are signing up to our mailing list.
Synapta is independent of and agnostic to any given technology platform. This is because in order for it to be useful, Synapta and its work must be capable of relevance to all health system providers. Therefore our work involves consciously supporting and adopting open standards.
Because we are reliant on new and fundamental technologies to connect across systems, we’re cooperating with some of the work to get these underlying components in place, the most significant of which is an open standards EHR platform. This is taking some time, but once it is done we will be bale to push on with Synapta’s core work.
A number of open projects are already committed to a common set of information models.
The HL7 FHIR Wiki tracks documents related to the FHIR Workflow project.
Workflow in OpenEHR
This page contains material relevant to openEHR and workflow.
freshEHR offers clinically-led informatics consultancy, with a background in EHR development.
HANDI Health is an inclusive organisation that supports all developers of healthcare apps in the public, private and third sectors. It is neutral on platforms, standards and business models.
Synapta is inviting an advisory panel to provide guidance and direction on matters such as which areas of clinical and practical work to focus on, choices of technologies and standards, what are the practical issues to be addressed and how to get resources into this important area.
Synapta supports the #Code4Health
C4H promotes a common goal to establish open APIs across health and care. The project board manages the governance and supports a number of action groups within community.
Common APIs are vital for different systems to be able to communicate data and share control.