By Kinya Kaunjuga
Over the course of the last 3 months, Banda Health used our developer feedback loop – build the technology – measure its value to actual users – learn from what users say and do – and then “went live” with a major new feature in BandaGo which helps frontline medical clinics accurately capture diagnoses and then quickly complete the MOH 705A and B government health registers required in Kenya.
Here’s some of what the clinics had to say!
“Having the MOH 705A and B health registers in BandaGo is awesome. It made me do reports very fast. I was just transferring all the input and my entries instantly to the summary form. Our entries are now more accurate in reporting the coded diagnoses to the government.”
-Boniface Ndamiano, Nurse, Owner and Founder of Bodaki Medical Centre in Kawangware slum, Nairobi, Kenya.
Bodaki Medical Centre’s biggest wins from using the BandaGo clinic management system include a 15% increase in patient volumes due to the increased patient trust inspired by the electronic system. Boniface also now has a quick, improved overview of his business and spends much less time on his reporting.
“BandaGo’s electronic coded diagnosis of health registers MOH 705A and B feature is perfect. Thank you A LOT! I never imagined I would only have to point, click and simply print a completed government health register. I am so happy. This is so exciting to us. No more straining. We are lucky to be with Banda.” -Diana Ayabei, Clinical Officer, Owner and Founder of Space Care Health Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Diana at Space Care is very motivated by entering coded diagnoses at the point of service and thrilled that she can quickly find a “real diagnosis” to complete patient charts. Their reporting is already 40% more accurate than what they used to do. She is also feeling empowered by the increased patient record confidentiality and security that using BandaGo provides.
Africa covers 6 percent of the earth’s total surface area and 20 percent of the total land area. It has been the fastest-growing part of the world in terms of internet connectivity and usage with exponential growth in the use of mobile phones with digital access. BandaGo, which runs on these digital networks, helps medical clinics without doctors deliver the right treatment right away.
We are thankful for you, because when you give to Banda Health, you are helping us build more powerful innovative technology solutions, and reach more places that need access to good healthcare at the very basic level.
Banda means hut in Swahili. We chose the name Banda Health because we build technology solutions for medical clinics that are basically bandas (huts, kiosks, booths, and small makeshift spaces) which are found everywhere in Africa. If you look carefully, you can see the banana tree etched in this Banda magnet by the local artisans, who make every piece with a story placed in them. Banana trees are cherished because they can feed a whole village for life.