New York, United States - ITBrooklyn has been awarded a $32 million contract to develop and deploy health information system services and operational support for the Western African sub-region (IHiS).
As a complete roadmap with standards, regulations, advice, and specifications for execution, the contract funded by US private and public organizations helps to improve the quality of healthcare for areas taking part in the project. The goal is to improve total healthcare services and costs by encouraging health maintenance, prevention, and care coordination. As a result, robust and sustainable systems for providing high-quality healthcare in Nigeria, Ghana, and Togo will be developed.
This initiative will examine a digital healthcare architecture blueprint, an operational interoperability plan, leadership and governance, point of care services such as community health information systems, electronic health records, laboratory systems and logistics management systems, as well as development initiatives and technical assistance.
"We invest and collaborate in a variety of industries, including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and information technology. ITBrooklyn's initiatives comply with stringent guidelines and take into account the environment, human rights, and labor rights. We are happy to help the Economic Community of West African States, local hospitals, and healthcare workers," said the firm's African Projects Manager Tim Rechter.
"The United States has been shown to be the best choice in terms of quality, local collaboration, and getting things done, and this project will provide the region with IHiS training, hardware, and software support comparable to that found in the United States and Switzerland," said Rechter.
“There are comparable projects in Central and South Africa, but the solutions and risks were framed around the patient in terms of mobile hardware and application, which really is a burden when only 26% of rural communities have internet access, compared to 47% of urbanites, and more than 50% of the population cannot afford 1GB of data per month, but these systems alone require at least 2GB per patient monthly hence our decision to centralize strong data center equipment with a light yet safe and encrypted client-side application,” he continued.
ITBrooklyn collaborates with local non-governmental organizations, tech firms, and experts in order to take a multilateral approach to issue solving and solution providing.
At this stage, the ITBrooklyn’s Branch in Kosovo and Croatia will assist in the implementation of hardware solutions and training for the project's beneficiary communities. ITBrooklyn anticipates contracting multiple IT, healthcare, and academic personnel from Croatia, Serbia, and Kosovo to work on this project.