We are providing a digital health system (HIS) and enabling remote consultations and doctor training through video conferencing. We address the poor quality of care, the lack of health experts, large distances citizens travel to get care, and inefficiency in collecting health data.
The public healthcare system is inefficient, low quality, and lacks health experts in smaller cities like Lamu, This causes high economic costs to governments and harms individuals' health. The cost and time for Citizens to travel to other facilities frequently leads the poor to delay diagnosis or treatment. The government lacks real-time or specific health data, does not know how much it costs to provide different services, cannot manage or predict medicine inventory well, and does not know the efficiency of its staff or facilities to inform staffing, training or facilities investments. With more health facilities gaining grid or solar electricity and internet connections (fiber or mobile), ICT can help solve these challenges. Yet until now few existing sustainable solutions have proven themselves despite the high priorities of the Health and ICT Ministries in Kenya (and similar countries).
Building a network of health facilities with power, IT devices, IT software, and connectivity to achieve system-wide improvements in healthcare. Supported by the leadership and staff of the facilities, our facility-centered and patient-centric solution incorporates:
- Huawei Matebooks (2-in- 1 PC) and our ZiDi™ software in health facilities to improve efficiency of reporting and billing, managing commodities and staffing, managing patients, and communicating with patients.
- Buy-in from health facilities, and technical support, software upgrades, and user training for users ensures a sustainable, replicable, solution for the government.
- Cloud synching and real-time web portal for managing and sharing medical records and patient referrals with the government and referral centers dramatically improves efficiency.
- Real-time video conferencing managed by Huawei's SMC and MCU based in the Regional Referral Hospital enables remote consultations for patients and trainings for health workers. Accessed by any device with a webcam/mic running Huawei's TE software or using a large-screen monitor and Huawei's TE30 camera, the solution is flexible, easy-to- use, cost-effective: all important for the government..
- Connectivity is provided over the new fiber network covering major cities in Kenya, or 3G in smaller towns.
- Partnering with Ministries of Health & ICT in Kenya. ITU & WHO globally to ensure the initiative aligns with national policy, meets global development goals, and can be scaled-up and replicated. A world-famous academic is measuring the impact.