We believe a healthy society is the foundation of a productive society. However, in sub-Saharan Africa, healthcare resources are scarce and a living a healthy life is often treated as a luxury. As the founders of Orbit Health, we lived through those circumstances ourselves and decided to help strengthen this weak healthcare infrastructure through innovative technology solutions. There are two major contributing factors that are affecting the nation’s healthcare frame work, delayed access to healthcare & delayed care delivery.

Delayed access to healthcare

In most single-breadwinner households in sub-Saharan Africa, a sickness can cripple the livelihood of the entire family. Visiting a doctor in a timely manner becomes a life or death situation. In some instances, patients need to travel long distances to and from cities seeking medical attention. This extreme inconvenience accessing a doctor poses a serious threat to patients and their ability to return to their normal activities. According to data from the World Health Organization, the doctor to patient ratio in sub-Saharan Africa averages 1:28,000, in comparison to 1:359 in the USA.

Furthermore, inefficiencies within existing healthcare facilities result in a weak and overburdened healthcare infrastructure. Across sub-Saharan Africa, small and large healthcare facilities have a need to increase their care delivery capacity and meet the overwhelming and growing demand for quality care.

Delayed care delivery & limited continuity of care

Physicians often have limited patient information and records of past medical conditions and prescriptions, which further delays quality care delivery.

Our solutions:

After thoroughly reviewing such challenges and consulting with multiple physicians and healthcare facilities, we decided to help alleviate this problem through an organized and integrated healthcare management platform.

We believe we can enhance the ability of care providers to provide quality continuity of care by designing and implementing an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) management system. An EMR helps organize and display patients’ medical record, from vitals metrics to past medical history, prescriptions, and follow-ups.

Besides strengthening care delivery capability, an EMR will further pave the way for a centralized and connected healthcare practices within a given region. Through Orbit’s EMR, healthcare providers within and outside of the Orbit Health network will be able to share patients’ essential data, such as medical records (for referral), laboratory test results, imaging results, and pharmacy prescriptions.

This feature will:

Maximize efficiency across local and regional healthcare providers
Pave the way for remote care delivery and patient health monitoring capability
Eliminate inconvenience and speed up access to treatment

At Orbit, we aspire to enable the creation of a centralized and collaborative health system. Through this effort, treatment information will be organized and made securely available for the purposes of sharing lessons and improving care delivery practices.

This feature will:

Greatly contribute to disease surveillance capability of a region, city and country
Enable the strengthening of disease prevention, detection and early alert notification within a given country

We are committed to saving lives through transforming the delivery of healthcare services.