Boresha Integrated Electronic Health Record Database System: Revolutionizing Healthcare in Kenya Through Technological Advancements
By: Joseph Owuondo
I recently authored an academic peer-reviewed manuscript which has been unveiled within the esteemed confines of an international scholarly journal International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering, Management & Applied Science (IJLTEMAS).
This work has also garnered visibility on the prominent Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN), an online platform dedicated to the swift dissemination of cutting-edge social science research, promoting discourse amongst erudite researchers.
As of the present moment, the manuscript titled “A Comprehensive Health Electronic Record System with MySQL RDMS, QGIS Database, and MongoDB” proudly holds a position on SSRN’s elite list of top ten downloads, spanning categories of Global Health Organizations & Partnerships eJournal, Health Systems & Hospital Infrastructure eJournal, Politics & Governance of Public Health eJournal, and Public Health Education eJournal.
Permit me to encapsulate the fundamental tenets of my research endeavor and its potential ramifications for Kenya and analogous nations aspiring to harness the potential of technology.
The impetus behind my scholarly inquiry was the quest to optimize data (information) storage within the realm of healthcare.
Deliberations centered on the orchestration of a national network and the streamlining of processes pertaining to the storage, retrieval, administration, and assimilation of patients’ information, insurance coverage data, and inter-doctor communications.
The fruit of this exploration materializes as the proposed Boresha Integrated Electronic Health Record Database System, succinctly referred to as Boresha.
In its theoretical manifestation, Boresha is conceived upon the advantageous foundations furnished by modern technological strides, encompassing realms such as electronic health (eHealth) innovation, Cloud Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence, eBusiness, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity.
If meticulously implemented, Boresha stands poised to supplant antiquated paper-based record systems. Patients will be absolved from the necessity of carrying physical health booklets.
Healthcare service providers will enjoy streamlined access to medical records and insurance particulars concerning their patients.
Esteemed physicians shall wield this system to peruse patient histories, undertake diagnoses, and render efficacious treatment.
Noteworthy societal stakeholders encompassing governmental bodies, practitioners, and scholarly researchers will derive the ability to harness data for the elucidation and formulation of sagacious public health policies.
Supremely, a nationally integrated electronic health record system shall engender connectivity across public and private healthcare institutions.
For instance, the Agha Khan Health System shall be empowered to remotely access patient records from the prestigious Kenyatta National Hospital. Administrators of healthcare establishments shall discern the insurance coverage status of patients, whether under commercial or government purview.
Any duly authorized medical practitioner or nurse, situated across the expanse of the globe, shall possess the faculty to access comprehensive patient histories pertaining to treatments, immunizations, and allergies.
Community Health Workers shall be aptly guided in the optimal execution of their responsibilities. Boresha, in this regard, shall augment the accessibility of medical services and manifest profound contributions towards maternal health, management of chronic ailments, and substantial advancement of the third Sustainable Development Goal, envisaging the assurance of healthy lives and the promotion of well-being for all at every stage of existence.
The trajectory of this visionary initiative is anchored in securing requisite funding to orchestrate an empirical validation, thereby garnering empirical data germane to aspects of performance, scalability, and user experience.
This imperative endeavor is geared towards comprehending real-world implementations or simulations within Kenya and analogous developing nations.
Continual endeavors are afoot to solicit financial support from dual governmental entities: the Republic of Kenya through its esteemed Ministry of Health, and the United States through distinguished organs such as the State Department, USAID, and the National Science Foundation.
For those inclined towards perusal, the detailed research manuscript is seamlessly accessible through the following digital repository: https://doi.org/10.51583/IJLTEMAS.2023.12904.