Preprint of our telemedicine work in Turkana, Kenya

17 May, 2020

Dear all,

I’d like to share a preprint of our work delivering telemedicine consultations in Turkana, a remote, under-resourced region of Kenya.

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.10.20097337v1

In short, it highlights the diverse benefits such interventions have, not just on patient health outcomes, but for providers, health systems and wider society.

I thought it would be useful to have this piece circulated as we try and understand how technology can support healthcare during the pandemic and after.

Best wishes,

Pratap

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Pratap Kumar MD, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Strathmore University Business School (http://sbs.strathmore.edu/)

Mobile: +254 731 848 163 | Skype: pratapatarp

Winner of the Global Health Innovation Prize 2018 (https://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/innovation-prize)

Selected publications:

I’ve got 99 problems but a phone ain’t one- https://goo.gl/c9XCU3

Rubber stamps for improving clinical outcomes- https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/5/e001422

HIFA Profile: Pratap Kumar is CEO / Sr. Lecturer of Health-E-Net Limited / Strathmore Business School, Kenya. Professional interests: Health information, clinical quality improvement, paper interfaces to electronic data.

Email address: pratap AT health-e-net.org