Accenture Group to spearhead Kenya’s top hospital automation
BUSINESS| Aug. 9, 2012, 2:59 p.m.
By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya
Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) is expected to launch its information and communication technology (ICT) master plan on Thursday next week.
A key part of the strategy will be to automate over 40 million records, generated over the past decade, to enhance its operations.
The automation will see the referral hospital save on storage space and improve records management. This comes amid recent reports that the hospital spends at least Ksh150 million a year on stationery alone.
The master plan also maps out the hospital’s ICT journey towards better revenue collection, efficiency and economy.
The Accenture Group has identified 70 ICT projects for the hospital, which will cost between Sh2.3 billion and Sh3 billion to be implemented.
Priority areas that were identified for automation included a patient registration and billing system that is not only expected to cut costs but increase the revenue base while sealing potential financial loopholes.
The hospital has a bed capacity of 2000 patients daily, admits about 200 patients in the inpatient and deals with about 2500 patients on the outpatient section daily.
The hospital’s chief executive, Richard Lesiyampe, says the process of digitising the first four million records is already underway, with the help of the Rockefeller Foundation.
He also revealed that the hospital will in future deploy its research findings on its website. Lesiyampe said the hospital has been ranked poorly among international health facilities, due to its failure to make its extensive research findings available online.
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
Networks Unlimited opens head office for Africa in MauritiusNetworks Unlimited has opened a head office servicing its African business in Mauritius. Read More
Orange completes Tigo acquisition in DRCLess than three months after signing an agreement with Millicom, Orange has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Tigo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Read More
New cloud platform offers SMEs greater convenienceMTN Business has unveiled a new cloud delivery platform in Rwanda and Cameroon, which will enable SMEs to access cloud services with greater ease. Read More
Travelport appoints new regional manager for East African headquartersNita Nagi, formerly of Kenya Airways, has been named as the new lead for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Read More
Orange completes the acquisition of the Liberian mobile operator CellcomLiberia will now become the 20th country in Africa and the Middle East to join the Orange group with the acquisition by Orange of Cellcom, Liberia’s leading mobile operator. Read More
Orange invests in African e-commerce leader Africa Internet GroupOrange has announced the acquisition of a 75 million-euro equity interest in Africa Internet Group. Read More
HR departments need to keep pace with technology’s accelerating speedThe world of human resources (HR) is changing at a speed that is leaving most HR departments behind. New technology is bringing more transparency into the job market and into the performance of the HR department, creating new challenges for HR directors. Read More
Survey provides glimpse into the world of young entrepreneurs in AfricaThe Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s best young entrepreneurs, published the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 this month, which provides a snapshot of the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa. Read More
Vodacom Business Nigeria appoints indigenous CEOVodacom Business, Nigeria’s leading total telecommunications provider has completely Nigerianised its operation with the appointment of Mr. Lanre Kolade as its Managing Director. Read More
FEATURED STORYNigeria satellite resources to boost economic growth
The Management of NigComSat says Nigeria’s satellite resources are primed to help the nation in accelerating robust ICT infrastructure to boost economic development for the country.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa
IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.
COMPANY NEWSRSA research reveals blind spots in threat detection
RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has released the results of a new Threat Detection Effectiveness Survey.Networks Unlimited event highlights SimpliVity's new Omnistack Software
Leading data protection focused distributor invites hyperconverged vendor to discuss disaster recovery and data protection.MTN and Ericsson lead the way with first LTE-U network
To future proof its business, MTN SA, together with Ericsson, has successfully trialled LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) at MTN’s flagship channel store in Morningside, Johannesburg.