Call upon the Kenya National Government to digitize health records

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Call upon the Kenya National Government to digitize health records

On May 23, 2018 this was our ask for Kenya National Assembly during a public forum held at Dagoretti South Constituency:

Centralized paperless referral healthcare information system: We call for allocation of funds for development and roll-out of a paperless referral system. One of the reasons for increased out-of-pocket (OOP) spending by the citizens is as a result of multiple payment for the same service in different health facilities. This can combated by developing a centralized paperless referral system to enable healthcare givers to share information on a single platform. This system is highlighted in the Big Four Agenda but it has not been budgeted for in 2018/2019 budget estimates

(extract: Memo we submitted to the Budget and Appropriation Committee at the National Assembly)

If you are a member of parliament or you have contacts of an MP in your area, ask him or her to initiate the process of creating the legal framework or laws to allow the formation of a centralized paperless referral healthcare information system. This will contribute towards achieving one of the Big Four Agenda on Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC).

Once you communicate with your Member of Parliament. Let’s know on the comments and state which MP you sent an email, called or meet face-to-face to ask them to take action.

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Geoffrey Kerosi, economic and public policy analyst based in Nairobi City. Email: WhatsApp: +254713 639 776 YouTube: Kerosi TV

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