Kenya-based blockchain-based health technology company AfyaRekod has unveiled the world’s first fully automated universal patient portal that will revolutionize patient care in Africa and beyond
The AfyaRekod, a Kenya-based blockchain-based health technology company, has unveiled the world’s first fully automated universal patient portal that will revolutionize patient care in Africa and beyond.
Patients and the healthcare professionals who care for them will have real-time access to their health data and medical history through a secure central platform, ensuring appropriate ongoing medical care and crucial rapid access to information in an emergency.
AfyaRekod, the brainchild of CEO John Kamara, received seed funding from Mac Venture Capital and Next Chymia in 2019 and was created as an Adanian Lab startup.
When a pal died from improper medical treatment in an emergency, Kamara witnessed firsthand how a lack of medical records and static data could lead to medical mismanagement.
To bridge the gap between health care and therapy for individuals, medical professionals, providers, and organizations, Kamara created an AI platform that would track health data.
Medical records are an essential tool for maintaining health, alerting healthcare personnel to prescriptions, chronic illnesses, past problems and treatments, ultimately allowing them to choose the most appropriate treatment. Misdiagnosis can delay treatment of the real disease and is a major problem.
In the United States, a country with a highly developed healthcare system, there are more than 12 million cases of patient misdiagnosis each year, according to a 2015 IOM report. Misdiagnosis can be avoided, but only if medical records are accurate and portable.
“We have identified the collection and storage of correct data at all levels of the healthcare infrastructure as a fundamental problem.
The answer was to provide real-time access to data that mirrors the mobility of health records.
Our platform now gives patients sovereign ownership rights over their data and, most importantly, allows them to build a gateway with all of their health information.
The patient connects and can consult all the data shared with him by each healthcare professional.
The ability of patients to control their medical data and have immediate access to their information can save lives, and it is their right to do so, according to Kamara.
The outbreak has pushed the fast-forward button, making the analysis and accessibility of health data more urgent. AfyaRekod, a patient-centric innovation in healthcare, is tackling this global problem.
The blockchain-based universal patient portal, which is subscription-based, provides patients with real-time access to a marketplace of different healthcare providers as well as a consolidated mobile data health passport that gives them access consistent with their health records.
The AfyaRekod Universal Patient Portal provides a secure, decentralized and intelligent telehealth solution, health resources, symptom trackers, reminders and notifications, and case mobility across multiple channels and devices, in addition to enabling patients securely manage their health records, including health logs, prescriptions, and hospital visit summaries.
While all patients should use these resources, those with chronic conditions, parents, pregnant women, and people with hereditary conditions may benefit the most.
Doctors and other healthcare professionals can use the AfyaRekod platform, which offers an electronic health management system with digital tools to manage all important areas of hospital services and clinics.
The system has many features, including hospital administration, patient management, knowledge management, inventory management, as well as an AI-based reporting tool that allows businesses to make decisions based on data, forecasting and early disease detection.
The portal allows NGOs and other associated organizations to register and administer their beneficiary groups.