December 9, 2015 Samuel Orisaremi

AGPMPN, Medismarts to Deploy EMR at 2,000 Hospitals in Lagos

The Association of General Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) Lagos and Medismarts have announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement that will see Medismarts deploy its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) cloud platform to its over 2,000 member’s hospitals in Lagos state.

As part of the agreement, Medismarts has the mandate to go to the AGPMPN 18 zones in Lagos state with the objective of ensuring that all hospitals records are digitized and interconnected. They will also provide a dashboard with analytics showing different metrics and reports concerning health delivery in Lagos state to the association by April 2016.

AGPMPN, aka Nigeria Private Doctors Association and Medismart agreed to configure the platform and deliver same at no cost to the private hospital practitioners in Lagos State. Access to the system for every registered account holder is for a life time.

Speaking on this development, Dr. Adeyeye. J. Arigbabuwo, chairman AGPMPN Lagos, “talks have commenced with the various IT partners to see near free supply of the hardware necessary to drive home this laudable project. The only investment to be made by a hospital is to provide either a computer desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone that is internet enabled. Medismarts will manage all backend issues and ensure that access is 24/7 with little or no down time. With the expected success of this unique project, we hope to re-enforce and take medical practice in Lagos to the next level.”

Furthermore, he said the project was proactively conceived, amongst other reasons, to position the Private Medical Practitioners in Lagos State on the right pedestal to enable them participate in the recently gazetted Lagos State Health Care Management Delivery Act, so that data collation, and rendition for research, planning, and budgeting can be seamless.

According to Damilola Oni, Co-Founder Medismarts “We are excited by this strategic partnership, as it will get us closer to our goal of ensuring that all the major players in the health sector including hospitals, HMO’s, government and the everyday man in the street are interconnected. An interconnected health care industry will ensure seamless transfer of information and this will aid efficiency, planning and healthcare delivery”

Medismarts is a healthcare technology company that aims to revolutionize the health care management in Nigeria by providing a secured unified platform that connects the players in the healthcare industry.

Medismarts is backed by Sasware the technology investment subsidiary of Signal Alliance founded in 2014. The company was established to provide early seed funding for tech start-ups. Currently Medismarts has over 80 hospitals on their platform and will be processing about 36% of the health insurance records in Nigeria.
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