This talk will address the state and the future of the medical records technology on the African continent. We will present current initiatives and products from different countries on the continent, and highlight the main challenges that the healthcare industry faces.
Overview of the main challenges of the healthcare industry in Africa
Discussion of the different solutions/products created to solve some of those challenges
The impact of open source projects like OpenMRS on the healthcare technology in the continent
It is not a matter of sending Epic to Africa…. It’s a matter of creating a solution that is tailored to the unique qualities of the market.
We are international students who attend Macalester College in St. Paul. Last semester, during Macalester’s entrepreneurship competition, we presented for our pitch competition a solution named Portable Medical Records (PMR), to solve the issue of missing medical and identification information in low-income communities in Africa. We are excited to share our market research with you, and provide you with an in-depth overview of the potential and challenges that lie ahead of the healthcare technology industry on the African continent.
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