Health and medical infrastructure is generally poor in Africa. Some of the major problems encountered in Senegal and elsewhere on the continent are similar and result very often in poor care services : Patients and carers often do not have ways to access or engage with information to properly manage the patient’s health. Obtaining and managing information across sources can be frustrating, difficult, and sometimes impossible. In addition Health care providers have insufficient access to Patients medical information for adequate decision making and to coordinate care. In the absence of readily available information, care providers face a decision to either (1) go through a time-consuming process to collect health information, or (2) make decisions on incomplete information, and/or rely on the recollection. Finally patient medical files are often incomplete,when existing, and this also leads to additional financial burden for social security funds and/or the patient. The siloed patient medical information landscape constrains the ability for countries to embrace innovative models of care. In fact,in this context, Policy makers, service planners and researchers have limited views of health data to support policy, investment, and service development planning decisions at the local, regional, and national level. Very often heavy investment and infrastructure are required and countries have budgetary problems.
PHYLAXIA system, a secured ,green IT, patient health electronic information system, provides a holistic, simple, economical and highly efficient solution. PHYLAXIA will benefit the entire population but can also be targeted to serve specific populations: students, police or army (specific card format), mother/child, VIP( encryption).It ensures an optimal merging of the Patient Medical Information into a single digital format, to better coordinate patients support and optimize the performances of their examinations by medical healthcare professionals. It is a neutral archive Patient Information & Archiving Health Solution containing a patient’s lifelong medical history. Phylaxia breaks down information silos, dicomizes all medical data regardless of existing IT solutions and bridges all data sources. It allows telemedicine and medical Information is also available through smartphones and tablets, although current smartphones or tablets screen definition are not optimized for DICOM images or videos.
PHYLAXIA does not require heavy infrastructure and is accessible with any PC, with or without internet access. It is adaptable to any country or hospital or medical centre. Phylaxia has in-built software allowing for auto launch and updating without the need for 3rd party software at the service provider. Phylaxia unifies all patient information onto a single personal storage format and ensures that medical data can be shared between all hospital management systems. The Phylaxia system implementation will result in important financial and operational savings for hospitals and medical centres and in better health care for Patients.