Why KoNote?

Because you need a system that helps you solve problems, not just record them.

KoNote is more than an Electronic Health Record. It is a system for managing and structuring the information in the record. KoNote's data visualization tools show the user (and the client) progress, and lets you infer relationships to help you understand why, for example, the client is not making progress towards a goal.

What makes KoNote unique?

Current EHRs have burdensome user interfaces. They treat textual entries (progress notes, consultation reports) as static, unsearchable entities, for which the EHR acts as a passive repository. EHRs basically mirror the logical structure of the paper chart (serial entries, separated by discipline), and fail to exploit the computer’s power to help clinicians keep a clear sense of the direction of a client’s treatment.

[Our] hospital’s current electronic medical record is highly unhelpful, simply a jungle of hundred’s of notes to read through. There is no one place to learn about patient’s history of suicide or violence, treatment, and goals.
- Dr. K.D.
After 45 years of practice in 12 health facilities, I am still waiting for an Electronic Medical Record format which helps me know the patient better, track the clinical problems and make me a better physician. Up to now, EMR provides reams of data with little of the type of organization I need to keep a clear sense of the direction of my patient’s treatment, not to speak of the colleague who covers when I am away (or the resident or Nurse Practitioner). I then feel that the only real clinical understanding of the patient remains embedded in my own cognition, and the EMR is something I must wade through for reasons of due diligence.
- Dr. T.T.
When one is savvy enough to imagine how much a mature EHR could improve clinical practice, it is even more annoying to be forced prematurely to buy and use an EHR that reduces productivity and physician job satisfaction.
- Dr. M.A. [Blog Comment] Retrieved from https://www.thehappymd.com/blog/bid/351428/9-Reasons-Physicians-Hate-EMR-The-2013-RAND-Study
Data + narrative together

Collection and display of quantitative data (indicators, or metrics) are built into the structure of the problem list, and data points are entered as part of documenting in a progress note. The integration of narrative and quantitative notes considerably streamlines data entry time — users “count what is countable” and describe when necessary.

YOU configure, change, update the structure as needed

KoNote’s problem-oriented logical structure is completely configurable by the user to the level of structure and complexity desired. The user has complete freedom to design any number of note outlines, and revise their structure on the fly.

Engage, guide and teach your staff
When you start using a POMR [Problem-Oriented Medical Record], [nurses and other health professionals] become part of the team. They know everything they are doing. They know how one doctor does it differently. They ask why. They become more and more sophisticated.
- Dr. Lawrence Weed. 1971 Grand Rounds in Internal Medicine at Emory University. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/qMsPXSMTpFI
Cognitive Aids for the Healthcare Prof / Improve signal to noise ratio

KoNote clarifies and simplifies outcome measure determination and tracking. It facilitates pattern recognition, and reduces time lost to treatment inertia resulting from uncertainty (or inaccurate interpretations of the client's progress).