LifeQube Helping Rwanda’s healthcare go paperless

LifeQube Helping Rwanda Go Paperless

LifeQube – EHN South African eHealth developer, LifeQube , is working with OneFamily Health to roll out their interoperable MobiQube mHealth platform across low-resource franchisee owned primary healthcare clinics in Rwanda.

Through a PPP agreement with the Rwandan government, OneFamily Health is constructing 500 paperless primary healthcare clinics – or health posts – to serve the country’s population through the National Health Insurance (NHI) service.

When the project launched in May 2011 the MobiQube platform was implemented in five health posts. Although the platform is intuitive, CIO Systems Research and Development at LifeQube, Nick Danowski, explained that there were still issues that had to be overcome. “Some of the initial challenges we faced had to do with miscommunication between the trainers of the English-based platform and the French speaking healthcare workers who weren’t computer literate. And like in many areas of South Africa, in Rwanda there’s also a lack of ICT and telecommunications infrastructure.”

Despite the initial hurdles, Danowski and his team adapted the system to the local setting, including releasing the platform in French. “The simple menu-driven interface of MobiQube follows a specific workflow which closely emulates the workflow in the health post, making it easy for the franchisee to understand,” said […]

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