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Major Digital Healthcare Advancements Unveiled at Health Conference

𝐊𝐞𝐫𝐒𝐜𝐑𝐨, πŸπŸ•π­π‘ πŽπœπ­π¨π›πžπ« πŸπŸŽπŸπŸ‘ - In a significant announcement at the at the Health Conference at Kapkatet stadiumΒ , CS Health Nakhumicha S. Wafula revealed pivotal steps toward the integration of digital solutions into the healthcare sector. "Data is pivotal for making informed decisions.Β 

With digitization, we will harness data to drive our ambitious plans, including the creation of a digital hub," stated CS Nakhumicha.

Highlighting the importance of the digital health bill, CS Nakhumicha added, "We've diligently crafted the digital health bill, awaiting the President's assentΒ . This legislation will enhance traceability and efficiency in our healthcare system."Β 

Nakhumicha also laid out the five fundamental pillars guiding the journey to achieving universal health coverage (UHC): Primary Health Care, Human Resources for Health, Healthcare Financing, Health Commodity Security, and Integrated health information systems.Β 

Adding to this vision, ICT and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo emphasized the commitment to achieving UHC by providing necessary equipment for digital healthcare. "We are currently rolling out fiber infrastructure to connect over 100,000 health facilities and 1,450 digital village hubs, enhancing digital skills across the nation. Fast-tracking health initiatives in levels 4, 5, and 6, including level 3, will connect them to the digital superhighway," said CS Owalo, represented by Prof. Edward Kisiang'ani, PS Broadcasting and Telecommunications.

The panel discussion on Digital Health Solutions underlines the significance of integrating health information systems for delivering seamless healthcare. PS Medical Services, Harry Kimtai, affirmed, "Digitalizing health records is paramount; we aim to make patients' journeys paperless, ensuring easy access to records. Each patient will have a unique identifier for streamlined services."