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Local SME partners with US data health firm

Wednesday July 22 2015

President of IMPACT Prof Mihaela Ulieru. PHOTO

President of IMPACT Prof Mihaela Ulieru. PHOTO | LILIAN OCHIENG | 

By LILIAN OCHIENG'
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Nairobi headquartered, Africa Telerad has clinched a deal that will see US data health firm - Institute of Digital Economy (IMPACT) invest millions of shillings in the business.

The Kenyan Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) has a turnover of Sh6million. It is part of an SME group that was lined up to tap into US investors attending the USA – Kenya Trade delegation with a promise to collectively invest over Sh20 billion through mergers and partnerships in Kenya.

CONTROL OVER THEIR HEALTH

“We chose Telerad Africa to be our representatives for Africa. They will extend our links into their ecosystem by linking hospitals so that there is a unified way patients have control on their health through data systems,” said Prof Mihaela Ulieru President of IMPACT while signing the deal in Nairobi Wednesday.

She added that her firm will deploy infrastructure at Africa Telerad, this will also help government health ministry track diseases countrywide and keep a data base of disease breakouts.

Ms Nyokabi Kaguthi the founder and director of Africa Telerad, an X-ray report clinic, said that, “part of the agreement we have signed involves partnerships that will see IMPACT expand the scope of our business as we also grow the business to give them access to the African continent, starting with East Africa.”