Smart Applications International hosts healthcare providers' breakfast forum to enhance digital access – Capital Business
NAIROBI, Kenya March 17 – Smart Applications International in conjunction with the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) hosted a successful event themed “Enhancing Healthcare Digital Access” to enhance use of mobile phone technology in healthcare access.
The event held at the at Movenpick Hotel and Residences in Nairobi was aimed to address the opportunities of using mobile phone technology to improve healthcare access for patients and providers across the region.
The event featured the Smart Virtual Access, a mobile phone portable technology solution that enhances access to medical services using virtual and biometric technology.
This innovation complements the current mobile penetration in Kenya which is at a staggering 80% from the recent statistics, thus designing solutions that utilize mobile platforms is aligned to the global agenda.
The event brought together healthcare providers, insurance providers, and policymakers to share their insights on the role of technology in improving access to healthcare services. Discussions, keynote speeches, and interactive sessions were held in the forum.
“The adoption of Mobile Phone Technology is an assurance of our institution’s commitment to simplifying digital healthcare access. The provision of inclusive technologies in the use of both USSD and the Mobile app for feature and smartphones respectively play a critical role in UHC Digitization and this complements the healthcare access.”, commented Harrison Muiru, the Group Managing Director of Smart Applications International.
The event featured Smart Access app provisions for medical education on the articles in the app and the portable technology which means a lot in UHC provision. Access to healthcare anywhere anytime backed up with custom portable technology.
“The event was an excellent opportunity to bring together healthcare providers, technology experts, and policymakers to discuss ways of improving healthcare access through mobile phone technology,” said Dr. Gakombe Kanyenje, Chairman, Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF).
“We hope that the insights shared during the event will inspire healthcare providers to adopt mobile phone technology such as Smart Access to improve healthcare outcomes for their patients and ease the payer-provider relations.” Remarked Mr. Kiama, from AKI.
Esther Macharia, Head of Hospital Operations at the Smart Applications remarked, “… we are grateful to the unwavering support from the medical services providers, their proactiveness in ensuring that all our solutions enhance patience experience for better communities.”
Overall, the event was a success, with participants expressing their enthusiasm for adopting mobile phone technology to improve healthcare access. Smart Applications looks forward to hosting similar events in the future to continue promoting the adoption of technology in healthcare in other cities and countries.