SH4BN PROJECT

State should kick off stalled project linking hospitals to IT

Country should link system to Kemsa, NHIF and other systems that are critical to health

In Summary

• Healthcare Information Technology was to enable real-time exchange of data between all level 4 hospitals. 

• Patients' medical history is vital to diagnosis and treatment which would have been obtained from the central data centre at Kenyatta National Hospital.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto inspect medical equipment procured through the Managed Equipment Services project at State House, Nairobi
GLOBAL PROJECT: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto inspect medical equipment procured through the Managed Equipment Services project at State House, Nairobi
Image: PSCU

The government should help speed up the programme that could see all level 4  hospitals interlinked with ICT systems two years after a company was awarded the Sh4.7 billion tender for the project.

The country should link the system to the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority, NHIF and other systems that are critical to health and necessary towards the realisation of the Universal Health Coverage goals and realisation of one of the Big Four agenda.

Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) was to enable the real-time exchange of data between all the 98 hospitals under the government’s flagship of medical equipment services scheme. This is a global practice, meaning Kenya has been left out in the technology which might improve the sector tremendously.

 

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