Technology has in the last decade become a very integral part of human existence. At this point, it is almost rare to find a field or sector that technology hasn’t improved.
E-health is a result of the involvement of tech in health issues, and e-health is by definition the delivery of health care service through the internet or electronic enabled medium.
In e-health, things like electronic health records, online medical consultation, online drug prescription, and purchases are obtainable. Access to health care services can now be gotten from anywhere.
There are several e-health startups in Nigeria, but mentioned below are some of the top e-health startups.
In no particular order, they are:
This e-health startup operates as an online health marketplace for both patients and health professionals alike.
On the platform, patients can get prompt medical advice and also locate a health care center within their location.
The Doctoora platform profiles different doctors and their locations and then the patient browses through, decides, and contacts any medical personnel of choice.
For professionals, there is a provision of adequately furnished health facilities as rentals where they can practice their craft and attend to patients.
Doctoora aims mainly at the combination of technology and infrastructure service to create a better health care system in Nigeria and then by extension Africa.
Doctoora has partnerships that are helping them achieve their goal, some of these partners are Co-Creation Hub, Crestview Radiology, Afriglobal Medicare, Mamalette, among others.
Also read, “We are creating a patient centred value-based health system in Africa” – Debo Odulana, Founder, Doctoora
This e-health startup was founded by Temie Giwa-Tubosu in 2016. LifeBank performs two dual functions to ensure its service meets its mark.
LifeBank is a blood bank startup that ensures that the blood, when needed anywhere in the country, gets there timely and in good condition too.
LifeBank as part of its process outsources donors, keeps inventory of blood available, and properly stores the blood in optimum condition so that it is readily available when needed by patients.
This is a pediatric e-health startup, it informs and provides parents with childcare services. Omomi operates from both web and mobile applications.
It was founded by Owobu Emmanuel Osayi, Raman Anurag, and Charles Akhimien Immanuel. Omomi has a DIY explanatory and interactive platform that serves as a guide to parents/caregivers.
Additionally, Omomi app fosters interaction between parents and caregivers on their platform. Parents can also consult a pediatrician on their platform, this costs a service charge of six hundred naira.
Founded by Femi Kuti, Matthew Mayaki, and Opeyemi Olumekan. Kangpe is an e-health startup that operates through a mobile application.
Kangpe enables patients to directly ask questions with regards to their medical issues and get a reply from professional medical personnel on or before ten minutes.
Kangpe apart from their question-answering feature also enables patients to book appointments, find a doctor and get general health tips.
This e-health startup is exclusively for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Founded by Adeloye Olanrewaju and Cletus Ajibade.
Safer Mom through their mobile app enables these women to communicate in real-time with their healthcare providers. They can track their pregnancy and monitor the baby’s development on the app.
There are also prerecorded voice services made in local dialects to aid these women. Safer Mom truly creates safer opportunities through their timely information.
The above-mentioned e-health startups and a host of others are making the Nigerian health care system a better place both in emergency response and service delivery.
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