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Kenyan Tech Firm Afya Rekod Goes Global

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Kenya’s Afya Rekod has struck a deal with GE Healthcare with an objective of simplifying access to medical records for the patients in Kenya.

The New York listed firm, GE Healthcare is now going to be available in not only Kenya but also, South Africa and Nigeria. The deal aims at allowing patients access their medical history records, also enabling hospitals and diagnostic centres keep records safely through the digital application.

GE Healthcare Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa Eyong Eba and Afya Rekod CEO John Kamara who met during the launch of agreement acknowledged the big steps in Africa innovations.

According to the partners, the patients, clinics are going to be allowed to countercheck in order to follow up to address the patients’ clinical, operational and mainly financial insights.

The partnership will also enable patients and clinicians to access data and generate clinical, operational, and financial insights that provide them with a more holistic view of the patient.

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Health Application for Mobile Phones

The partnership comes weeks after the startup’s received Kes. 227 million (USD $2M) seed funding from the investors led by US –based Mac Venture Capital.

A step to the use of mobile phone application to access imaging files and test results. Afya Rekod is equipped with various AI and blockchain modules to ensure such information is most secure.

A service that is going to be available in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. Commenting on the partnership, John Kamara says, “The app will also allow clinicians to view data and share with fellow experts, enabling them make better –informed diagnoses and decisions.”

He believes the partnership with GE is going to allow for a seamless flow of data from the equipment directly to the app and into patients’ hands.

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