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HealthX establishes facility In Kenya

HealthX, a fully equipped, and virtual medical facility has launched its services in Kenya, consolidating advances made in healthcare innovations and technologies in the past years.

The healthcare provider will utilize digital platforms to provide next generation telemedicine and telemonitoring services, giving all Kenyans access to high quality healt

Radha Karnad, the Chief Medical Officer of HealthX Africa, Mr. Onesimus Kamau, the Head of Health Informatics Division in the Ministry of Health and Ms. Caroline Mutoko during a panel discussion on the future of telemedicine in Kenya. This was during the launch of HealthX on Tuesday November 16, 2021. Photo by Mical Imbukwa.

hcare at an affordable cost.

Through the integrated telehealth platform, patients will have 24/7 access to qualified and licensed healthcare professionals, with extensive experience in primary healthcare and patient management, who are permanently employed by HealthX.

Speaking during the launch, HealthX Africa CEO, Qaizer Manji, noted that, there is a positive shift in innovations in the healthcare space which from their perspective, has been due to necessity such as the one presented by Covid-19, increased digital connectivity, more willingness by providers to re-invent their modes of service provision and also regulatory changes that have made enabling innovation in provision of quality healthcare services.

“With Universal Health Coverage being a priority area in our country, we believe HealthX will make a major contribution towards the achievement of universal and quality healthcare in Kenya,” he noted.

He also pointed out that the onset of Covid-19 pandemic pushed many consumers to embrace telehealth services at a faster rate than anticipated in the previous decade, citing the Mckinsey & Company global telehealth analysis which was done in July 2021.  

 

According to the analysis, over 40 percent of patients are willing to continue using telehealth services going forward- up from 11 percent using it prior to Covid-19. “Investments in virtual health are therefore expected to grow at record levels as traditional healthcare providers also receive market pressure to innovate,” Manji said.

The CEO added that, utilizing mobile and internet connectivity, the services will reduce congestion in healthcare facilities, lower costs for patients and give users access to educational healthcare content to help prevent diseases, which in the long term will contribute to a healthier population.

HealthX has partnered with TruDoc 24×7, a leading population health management provider with extensive experience in the provision of integrated virtual healthcare services in Middle East and North Africa.

The facility will offer standardized care based on National Health Service (NHS) International Guidelines and all the doctors are licensed and have extensive clinical experience and specialized training on telehealth.

HealthX services will be offered on a transparent subscription model which is affordable and will give patients access to medical consultations, via video or voice calls, and live chats.

 

By Mical Imbukwa

 

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