Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 67 - Page 42

COUNTRY FOCUS : KENYA
The subscription-driven Universal Patient Portal is a Blockchain solution , with a consolidated mobile data health passport that allows patients consistent access to their health-records .

Kenyan HealthTech AfyaRek Universal Patient Portal for data mobility management

Aerial panoramic of Nairobi , captial of Kenya

Kenya-based HealthTech company AfyaRekod recently launched a fully automated first of its kind Universal Patient Portal , built on the Blockchain technology that will transform the face of patient care across Africa and the World . Through a secured centralised platform ( www . MyRekod . com ) patients and the medical professionals treating them will have real-time access to their health data and medical history not only ensuring effective on-going medical management , but critical timely access to information in an emergency .

The brainchild of CEO John Kamara , AfyaRekod was founded in 2019 as an Adanian Lab start-up with seed funding from Mac Venture Capital and Next Chymia . Kamara saw first-hand how the lack of medical records and static data could lead to poor medical management when a friend died having received the wrong medical intervention in an emergency . Kamara built an AI platform that would track health data , aimed at bridging the gap between health care and treatment , anywhere , anytime for patients , medical professionals , providers and organisations .
Medical records are a vital tool in managing health , notifying healthcare professionals of medications , chronic illnesses , past problems and procedures and ultimately allowing them to determine the most accurate course of treatment . Misdiagnosis is serious and can lead to a delay in treatment of the real condition . An IOM report released in 2015 indicated that around 12 million instances of patient misdiagnosis occur annually in the USA , a country
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