In collaboration with Nakuru County, Safaricom has begun testing Afya Moja, a mobile health records system, a digital Health Passport Program.
About 100,000 citizens will be enrolled in the integrated electronic medical records program as part of the initial pilot program.
Afya Moja is a simple mobile-based Digital Health Passport that collects and securely stores patient information, according to reports.
Users can view a copy of their health records on the platform and share it with trusted healthcare providers.
A doctor, for example, may gain access to a user’s medical history after obtaining their consent, allowing them to better treat whatever medical condition arises.
“What we want to do through Afya Moja is to make patient medical records portable so that patients and healthcare workers can access them whenever they need them,” says Steve Chege, Safaricom’s Chief of Corporate Affairs. During the initial stages of this pilot, we will concentrate on diabetes patients before moving on to patients with other chronic diseases.”
To begin, this collaboration will benefit eight hospitals, including:
“An enabler for health is still largely untapped,” says Steven Wanyee, Director of Biomedical Informatics at IntelliSOFT. Patient recognition issues persist throughout the ecosystem, as does the difficulty in connecting patients to information.
Despite increased digitisation of patient data, device interoperability is difficult to achieve, so information is often siloed even within the same facility. Afya Moja aims to solve this problem.”