There are over 9,000 healthcare facilities in Kenya serving a population of over 45 million citizens. Most of the care is delivered by Non-Physician Clinicians (nurses and clinical officers). The clinicians lack the necessary support required to deliver the best care possible as a result of routine care not being guideline based because of poor support and inadequate documentation, and lack of readily available physicians for complicated cases.
Through the Paper EMR, which is a unique paper based interface for generating electronic medical records, clinicians are able to document case management while interacting with patients, data entered can be extracted in a digital form, the data can be analyzed forming the basis of improved quality health care.
The Gabriel is an innovative, low-cost tele-consultations platform which allows local providers to easily create and share digital medical information with a global network of highly skilled professionals in addressing complicated cases.
With Paper EMR and the Gabriel, patients who would ordinarily not access quality healthcare would get a chance to do so at an affordable rate.