Smart Applications International partners with KHF to systemise & automate health data collection
High-tech solutions company, Smart Applications International, has partnered with Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF), the Health Sector Board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) that works with various healthcare stakeholders to promote strategic Public–Private Partnerships towards achieving national healthcare access.
The partnership will bring about the ease of collecting and accessing crucial healthcare data for the Kenya Healthcare Federation through an automated system powered by Smart Applications International.
Number of hospital beds in the country, bed occupancy, number of available COVID-19 beds and ventilators, in-patient admission status as well as a private sector led Covid Vaccination status are some key fields and data to be made easily accessible by the system.
One of a kind in Kenya, the partnership comes at a time when the country is doing a lot to increase the COVID-19 vaccination uptake which currently stands at 3,570,000 Kenyans as at December 19, 2021 (NERC Press Statement BRIEF No. 633) who have been fully vaccinated according to the Ministry of Health.
Speaking on the ease the partnership brings, Dr Gakombe, chairperson of KHF, said:
“Previously, collection of these data by KHF has been done manually which has been prone to errors. With this partnership, KHF will additionally have access to the Smart’s Analytics Dashboard that will provide real time–reporting to the federation on different healthcare parameters of interest in the country. Among many other deliverables the partnership is looking at healthcare automation through implementation of world–class healthcare processes and use of Data Analytics to guide informed decision–making processes to all stakeholders including the Ministry of Health.”
Adding to this, Harrison Muiru, managing director, Smart Applications International said:
“We believe technology is a key enabler to nationwide healthcare service provision and are delighted to partner with KHF to onboard such technologies that drive value to the nation across our healthcare operations and promote better healthcare outcomes.”