Nigerian Startup Is Transforming Healthcare In Nigeria, With Support From Microsoft

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Sabaoth Technologies, a Nigerian healthcare startup, is transforming Nigeria’s healthcare delivery organizations through their ‘All Purpose Medical Information System (APMIS)’ with financial, technical and mentorship support from Microsoft under the 4Afrika initiative. The startup recently signed a contract to deploy the APMIS in 40 private and public healthcare facilities in Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers states in Nigeria, and digitized over 10 000 patients’ records into the APMIS in one of the hospitals in Ilorin, Kwara State.

The APMIS (www.apmis.ng) is a connected healthcare platform, which allows healthcare facilities to capture, store and exchange relevant data easily, securely and at a low cost. The app is 100% locally developed and is designed to solve healthcare information challenges in resource constrained environments.

The APMIS is currently being rolled out in Nigeria, at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan and a number of other small-to-medium healthcare facilities.

“The APMIS helps hospital owners and managers increase profitability, reduce operational costs and overheads, and improve the quality of care and patient satisfaction,” says Dr. Simpa Dania, CEO of Sabaoth Technologies. “We look forward to working with Microsoft in accelerating our development process, scaling our solution and transforming healthcare through technology.”

APMIS modules include:

  • Health records
  • Clinical documentation
  • Clinic Management
  • Ward Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Radiology module with PACS
  • Payment
  • Telemedicine
  • Health insurance
  • Blood bank
  • Patient Portal and
  • Communication (SMS, email, voice calls etc.)

“We are empowering patients by ensuring they enjoy a continuity of care, whether they visit a rural hospital, private facility, state general hospital, or international consultation. At the same time, we are also helping state governments to solve issues around transparent and real-time healthcare data and reporting. The APMIS connects all stakeholders together on a single platform, improving health service delivery, education, research and administration.” Videos of the solution is available here.

Speaking on the support from Microsoft, Oluwawemimo Adeniyi, Small, Mid-Market Solutions and Partners   Director for Microsoft Nigeria, says: “Sabaoth Technologies is transforming Healthcare Sector in the African Market with a relevant, cost- effective technology solution. By using technology to help healthcare facilities improve their efficiency, productivity and transparency, they are impacting entire communities of people. Microsoft is always looking to invest in solutions that are directly solving a local problem, and we are proud to be partnering with Sabaoth Technologies for another success story in Africa.

About Sabaoth Technologies

Sabaoth Technologies Ltd. is a Nigeria-based health informatics and software development firm, providing end-to-end health IT solutions. Sabaoth Technologies is committed to solving healthcare challenges through health IT interventions, with Nigeria as a focal point. The company leverages its network of medical professionals with IT expertise to create locally relevant solutions that meet organizations’ objectives.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @Microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About Microsoft 4Afrika

The Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative was launched in Feb 2013 to help accelerate Africa’s economic development and to improve its global competitiveness. It is a long-term commitment to help empower African youth, entrepreneurs, developers, and business and civic leaders to turn great ideas into a reality that can help their community, their country, the continent and beyond.

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Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr

CFA hosts Tech Trends on Channels Television, writes the ICT Column in the Punch Newspapers & also blogs on cfagbata.com.

CFA currently serves as the African Regional Director of Founder Institute.

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