Better health is central to human happiness and well-being. It also makes an important contribution to economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive, and save more.
Many factors influence health status and a country’s ability to provide quality health services for its people. Therefore, we can say, Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Good health is definitely the most important thing for everyone. If we are healthy, we can concentrate on our work, feel energetic and happy. … If we are fit and healthy, we can enjoy our life to the fullest and deal with difficult challenges in life.
Nearly everyone in the world has at least one health problem and over a third have more than five, according to a study by the Global Burden of Disease.
Today, Scientists and Innovators are trying as much possible to develop equipment, gadgets and platforms using apps and social media to provide accurate health information within the shortest time to save life as well simplify medical hence reducing health cost and travels.
It is out of this appetite to solve and bring solution to health Sector that Medbook Kenya limited was born, technologically advanced and nurtured not only to make profit but also to satisfy clients’ needs.
Medbook Kenya limited which was initiated in 2014, is an innovation company that transform healthcare delivery by use of technology to provide easy, digital healthcare solutions that improves the quality of life to its users and the rest of the world interested to adopt the innovation.
Medbook Kenya limited healthcare solutions are tailor-made to suit all, hence, advancing universal coverage to Kenyans and the rest of African countries.
Its main function is to better healthcare services by connecting a patient directly to a doctor as well give insurance company a relief by offering them an insurance platform plan where an insurer can make a follow up on how a patient was able to spend certain amount, in a certain hospital before issuing a cheque to clear the medical bill.
In short, all these process is meant to make health services more efficient, fast as well to curb fraud in the insurance sectors.
Furthermore, main challenge facing Insurance companies is not just that most medical records are paper-based and scattered in many institutions, but for it, incidences of fraudulent claims have risen dramatically with or without evidence.
With the Medbook Kenya limited platform, the immediate benefit is the significantly reduced expenditure commitment to verifying claims.
Not only will the Medbook Africa app do that for you, but also ease and replace the billing system employed making your operations more effective and efficient.
More interesting thing about the Medbook Africa app is that, once you have downloaded it from Play store or Apple Store and install to your smartphone, its innovation allows you to securely store, access and share your medical records at the touch of a button.
With your digitized medical history standardized to a universally recognized format, Medbook Africa plugs you into an extraordinary diverse pool of medical practitioners as well as pairing you with an insurance provider who will meet your precise needs.
Medbook Africa App also serves as a built-in data analytics platform with immensely innovative capabilities. What this means is that, Medbook Africa can predict, prevent or at the very least, minimize the physical and financial burden that epidemics and outbreaks causes to countrywide.
During a one on one interview with the Medbook Kenya limited General Manager for Business Development, Oscar
Ng’ang’a Githinji , he believes that Medbook Africa is the future now of healthcare planning and implementation in Kenya that not only the people should embrace but also the government should adopt and implement in its health institutions to better their services as well to collect and secure data collected over a period to be used to analyze its health trend and performance.
Medbook Kenya limited provides many different services but its main four business drives are Med360+, Mediclaim, Patient portal and Doctors’ portal.
Med360+: This is an operation system designed to be used by the service Providers. It is a health information management system for the general management of medical facilities which automates and improves their services processes, improves operational efficiency, increase patient satisfaction, boosts revenue as well focus on practicing medicine and not administration.
Med360+ Features includes but not limited: Patient Biometric Registration, Capitation Billing, NHIF Rebates, Advance Deposit/e-Wallet, Department Approval IP Billing, Bed Discounts, Mpesa ( Lipa Na Mpesa, C2B), Management Reports, Patient Appointment Booking, Electronic Records Management, Laboratory And Radiology, Pharmacy Module, Billing And Claims Management, Inventory Management, Fixed Assets, Payroll and Multi-Location operations.
This segment is beneficial for Easing patient appointment booking which is done online from the comfort of the patient’s phone or laptop, Efficient queuing because once registered at the reception, the receptionist can assign which doctor the patient wants to see and they automatically appear on the specific doctor’s queue in the case of a multi-practice facility and Finally the obvious: Efficient online prescription. It eliminates paper work as prescription can be done through the system.
Mediclaim : This was built to be used by insurance companies. It is an integrated Insurance Module for fast real time pre-authorization and Claims Management.
The software smoothens the claims management process thereby easing the relationship between the healthcare provider and the insurance company.
It is big and flexible modern technology arena with everything required to manage health schemes of any size and confidently fund health services.
This service helps the insurance companies to eliminate or reduce paperwork, Fraud Detection & Alert, work with real-time claims management, Biometric Beneficiary Identification, Bill or case settlement management, easy, flexible integration of the work flow and Finance Module.
The system is an end to end insurance software solution that is user friendly with a variety of features that enables clinics and hospitals to efficiently process the health insurance claims and the insurance companies to effectively track & finalize on the claims settlement.
Also, Mediclaim has various payment platforms integrations making it easier for patients and medical service providers to transact. Moreover, there are various integrations with existing systems, ERPs and banking solutions.
Patient portal: This is an easy patient appointment booking which is done online by the patient at their comfort using phone or laptop.
Once you register and login to the platform, you will be able to access and get Rich personal health records, Lab and diagnostic result updates, Easy appointment scheduling and helpful reminders, View and manage medical bills, convenient hospital e-Visits via video call, voice call or text and Chronic disease management tips and services. And finally:
Doctor’s portal For Doctors: This is a Telemedicine solution that allows doctors to connect with their patients online and offer medical advice.
Doctors are required to register from the portal by giving their details like full name, registration number and license to operate and work in the counter, gender, phone number and email among others.
According to Mr. Githinji , the Business Development General Manager, after a doctor successfully submits its work details and permits, Medbook Africa assigned person will go ahead and verify from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council, a body that is mandated to license and regulate medics in the country, to certify that the information and identity of a person given through the platform is genuine as well certified to do business.
After a successful verification, is when the doctor will be integrated into the system and allowed to attend to any patient that might need his or her services.
“We also have other Apps like the Flora by Medbook App which is a reproductive health app that was developed through funding by the Grand Challenges Canada organization,” Mr. Githinji verified.
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.
With this Medbook Kenya limited invention, it is hopeful that that the future of medical experience is going to change from hectic and confusing to a more flexible one at the comfort of your space.