KENYA – The Kenya Medical Association (KMA) has entered into a strategic partnership with Smart Applications International to promote automation and digitization of the health care sector in the country.

Smart Applications International is Africa’s leading ICT solutions provider based in Nairobi that delivers a wide range of world class technological solutions in Africa and beyond to high-value clients including KenGen, KCB Bank, APA Insurance, Kenya Airways, Deloitte among other customers.

The company offers secure high-tech solution services such as biometric systems, system integration, consultancy, software development, data analysis and customer support to clients.

It also offers products like Automated Medical Scheme Management Solution, Biometric Identity Management Solution, Smart Time & Attendance Solution, Smart Hospital Management Information System, Smart Analytics Solution to name but a few.

The agreement between Smart Applications and KMA will boost the use of Smart Patient Engagement App across members of the association which will be used to automate doctor-patient interaction such as automation of patient appointment booking.

Medical practitioners will also experience the convenience of using the SmartHealth app, a management information system for hospitals which is developed by the Smart Applications as well.

The President of the Kenya Medical Association Were Onyino signed the agreement on behalf of the association while Harrison Kinyanjui who is the Managing Director of Smart Applications signed on behalf of the company.

Were Onyino pointed out that the partnership aimed to positively contribute towards the Kenyan government plan to strengthen healthcare by extending locally developed technological solutions in solving local health care needs.

Onyino further outlined that the association would be able to deal with medical fraud with the use of technology provided by Smart Applications International.

Smart Applications Group Managing Director Harrison Muiru said the future of health care lies in the use of telemedicine and other technological innovations in delivering accessible, affordable and quality health care.

This partnership will promote mutual growth in meeting harmonized objectives that better national health care objectives as well as inspire convenience through technology,” added Harrison Muiru.

Previously, Smart Applications partnered with the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KFH) that works with various healthcare stakeholders to promote strategic Public–Private Partnerships towards achieving national healthcare access.

The partnership focused on the Kenya Healthcare Federation having an automated system

powered by Smart Applications that enable all KHF Member organizations to easily collect and access crucial healthcare data within the country at the touch of a button.

The deal targeted healthcare data collection automation in key fields including number of hospital beds in the country, bed occupancy, number of available COVID–19 beds and ventilators, Inpatient admission status as well as a private sector led COVID-19 Vaccination status.

Under the deal, KHF has access to the Smart’s Analytics Dashboard that provides real time reporting to the federation on different healthcare parameters of interest in the country avoiding any errors.

The partnership with Kenya Medical Association will further support Smart Applications’ commitment to ensure protection of personal information and provide a consistent approach to data protection laws across Africa.

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