Accurately recording health information is a critical step in patient care. When we challenged ourselves, as physicians and computer scientists, to reimagine the clinical documentation process we started from the principle that communication is at the heart of all great patient care. For that reason we named our iPad-based clinical documentation app Rakonto, an Esperanto word that means "story". Our goal was to efficiently capture the health information generated during clinical encounters, while minimizing impact on the clinician-patient interaction. The result is a beautifully designed iPad® app that uses a modern touch-based interface to perform comprehensive standards-based clinical documentation at the point of care.
Rakonto is designed to capture and organize information relevant to clinical encounters independent of any particular EMR system. The information captured by Rakonto will be securely shared with EMR systems using the FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource) standard created by HL7.