County partners with private firm to automate health data management

In a bid to fully automate data collection and storage within  its health facilities, the County Government of Nakuru has signed a memorandum of understanding with a private firm to help streamline the management  of health data.

The agreement between the devolved unit and Elephant Healthcare Turnkey Solution will enhance proper management of health data.

The technology company equips governments, partners and patients with a digital solution for high-quality data management for effective decision-making.

The system has been designed to digitize patient records, stock inventory, payments, insurance and reporting at all healthcare service delivery points.

It also allows the patient access to their medical records without being able to alter them whereas health practitioners are given access according to their roles in the cycle of patient care.

Nakuru County Acting Chief Officer for Public Health Services, Dr Daniel Wainaina said the County has selected 3 pilot facilities; Bahati, Langalanga and Olenguruone hospitals to assess the interoperability of the software.

“The project will complement the Department of Health Services’ efforts to automate all medical health records with the Electronic Medical Records- EMR system,” he stated.

The company’s business development leader, Ms Taka Awori said data security guidelines are in place to ensure that personal and medical information remains confidential.

Since 2017, Nakuru county has been on a drive to automate  nearly all services offered within its health facilities with the aim of enhancing service delivery, reducing time wastage and curbing on revenue loss.

FEATURED PHOTO: Officials  from the county government of Nakuru and Elephant Healthcare Turnkey Solution firm pose for a group photo after signing of the agreement. PHOTO/Courtesy.

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