Managing Chronic Conditions through Hosted Medical Records in Kenya

4 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2013 Last revised: 19 Jun 2013

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Salesio Kiura

Technical University of Kenya

Rachel Mbogo

Strathmore University

Date Written: June 3, 2012

Abstract

Complex medical conditions are rising in developing countries at very alarming rates; e.g., projections from the World Health Organization’s global burden of disease and risk factors report chronic diseases are responsible for up to 50% of disease burden in selected countries. Diseases hitherto associated with the developed countries like diabetes, cancer and hypertension are in the increase in developing countries. Management of these medical conditions calls for a new way of delivering health care services in these countries. Long term therapeutic management of these diseases requires availability of medical records to a provider when a patient presents him/herself at a medical facility. Advances in technology present opportunities for informing systematic management of these chronic conditions within constraints of resources that these countries face.

Keywords: hosted medical records, chronic diseases

Suggested Citation

Kiura, Salesio and Mbogo, Rachel, Managing Chronic Conditions through Hosted Medical Records in Kenya (June 3, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2225638 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2225638

Salesio Kiura (Contact Author)

Technical University of Kenya ( email )

Haile Sellasie Avenue
52428
Nairobi, Bairobi 00100
Kenya

Rachel Mbogo

Strathmore University ( email )

P.O. Box 59857
Nairobi, 00200
Kenya

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