Karisimbi Technology Solutions, a Rwandan based e-health startup is supporting hospitals in the country to go completely digital.
The startup provides patients files digitally, having recorded up to 30,000 patients to date, and has onboarded over a dozen hospitals across the country.
Angelo Igitego, who founded Karisimbi in 2016, birthed the concept of the e-health startup when he tagged along with one of his family members to a hospital located in Kigali.
According to the founder, queues are always very long and can prove difficult to cope with.
Realizing an opportunity in this challenge, the founder designed an automated repetitive task that can execute file creation, retrieval, and billing of patients.
The innovative solution was IvuliroTech, a technology that enables hospitals to go 100% digital with no paper works.
According to him, the solution offered a localized electronic medical record which suited Rwandans.
“Paper files are expensive to print, to store, to retrieve. They harm the environment. They cause delays in service delivery – imagine retrieving one paper file among 20,000,” Igitego explained
The founder confirmed that up to Ninety percent of the onboarded hospitals are paying clients.
The startup is in the process of working with some organizations owning private medical facilities.
The e-health startup which was bootstrapped seeks to secure pre-seed funding, plans to expand Karisimbi into new regions in East Africa, while adding a new product.
“In the next five months, we shall launch our pharmacy management systems that will help patients with NCDs to receive better treatment.
The education sector is also very viable – given the recent changes caused by COVID-19 more people are demanding to shift the education online,” Igitego noted
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