Intel­liSOFT among four Africa-based dig­i­tal health entre­pre­neurs list­ed by PATH build­ing tools to sup­port com­mu­ni­ty health work­ers. The orga­ni­za­tions have been award­ed fund­ing to expand these tools for com­mu­ni­ty health.

We are proud to announce that Intel­liSOFT Con­sult­ing Ltd is one of four Africa-based orga­ni­za­tions that PATH, in part­ner­ship with Medic, recent­ly award­ed with fund­ing to expand their dig­i­tal health solu­tions for com­mu­ni­ty health. The award is part of the Dig­i­tal Health Ecosys­tem (DHE) project, fund­ed by the Bay­er Foun­da­tion and designed to spur dig­i­tal health entre­pre­neur­ship in low- and mid­dle-income nations (LMICs).

PATH and Medic launched the DHE Project to pro­mote the wide­spread use of com­mon open-source soft­ware plat­forms. The project will aid local entre­pre­neurs and soft­ware devel­op­ers by enabling faster and wider adop­tion of new tools, ensur­ing their sus­tain­abil­i­ty, and mak­ing it eas­i­er to adapt the tools in response to health sys­tem needs.

The fund­ing will sup­port African dig­i­tal health entre­pre­neurs in build­ing solu­tions using the Com­mu­ni­ty Health Toolk­it (CHT), a com­mon open-source plat­form man­aged by Medic. The CHT is a scal­able dig­i­tal solu­tion designed specif­i­cal­ly for use by com­mu­ni­ty health work­ers and will ensure they have the tools to improve the qual­i­ty, speed, and access of equi­table care to their com­mu­ni­ties. It will also pro­vide devel­op­ers an eco­nom­i­cal­ly viable dig­i­tal foun­da­tion for their appli­ca­tions.

What does this fund­ing mean for Intel­liSOFT?

Intel­liSOFT is a soft­ware devel­op­ment com­pa­ny that focus­es on design­ing, devel­op­ing, imple­ment­ing, sup­port­ing, and main­tain­ing local­ly sus­tain­able dig­i­tal health solu­tions, par­tic­u­lar­ly for LMICs. These solu­tions will help health­care providers in LMICs improve the qual­i­ty of patient care. 

In order to pri­mar­i­ly enhance the pro­vi­sion of ante­na­tal care, we have devel­oped Mama’s Hub, a Mater­nal Health Infor­ma­tion Sys­tem (MHIS) designed for use in low resource health­care facil­i­ties. The sys­tem, imple­ment­ed by Kabarak Uni­ver­si­ty, through fund­ing from the Nation­al Research Fund of Kenya (NRF), focus­es on dig­i­tiz­ing Kenya’s Min­istry of Health Moth­er and Child Book­let. 

Mama’s Hub address­es the spe­cif­ic chal­lenge of infor­ma­tion man­age­ment (col­lec­tion, stor­age, analy­sis and dis­sem­i­na­tion) in the area of mater­nal health as a means to the pro­vi­sion of bet­ter ser­vices to moth­ers and their chil­dren.

Through the DHE project, we will fur­ther devel­op the Mama’s Hub mate­ri­als and doc­u­men­ta­tion to guide inte­gra­tion into eCHIS. We will also devel­op a phar­ma­covig­i­lance mod­ule for CHT and pre­pare a scal­ing and sus­tain­abil­i­ty plan for Intel­liSOFT as a whole.

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