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HP Boosts Strathmore's Health Lab

June 6, 2014

Mercy Gakii

Information Technology firm HP East has opened an education lab in Strathmore University to help improve access to health care. The lab is expected to provide faculty and students with technology to aid in the design of information systems that support public health delivery, thus improving access to high-quality health care and saving lives.

The infrastructure, developed in cooperation with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Strathmore University and Kenya's ministry of health includes software, server racks and all-in-one thin clients that will be used by Strathmore University students to develop web-based solutions for use in public health facilities in Kenya. The solutions will be hosted at the Ministry of Health headquarters.

By using technology to connect remote clinics, test results can be delivered within days, enabling life-saving treatments to start much earlier and save thousands of lives.The automation of the testing process also provides the Ministry of Health and other governmental agencies with real-time access to medical data, helping improve policy and decision-making.

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Source: AllAfrica

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