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.
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.
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.
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.
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).