EfD's Impact in Action! Penda Win Excellence in Quality Award!
EfD are delighted to share the great news that one of the largest health insurance companies in Kenya has awarded Penda with the Excellence in Quality award. In the ceremony, they highlighted that Penda's Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) is an example of what all the other healthcare providers in Kenya should be doing to improve quality in healthcare.
Thanks to EFD’s financial support, Penda has one of the most advanced CDSS in East Africa, guideline-based care using clinical decision support pathways, created using internationally recognized and standardized World Health Organization algorithms to recognize warning signs, diagnose, treat, and follow up prioritized primary care conditions. More than 90% of clinical encounters at Penda use CDSS, the core of clinical operations at Penda and the key to how they provide high quality care at low-cost.
EfD are looking forward to supporting Penda to develop their CDSS capabilities further to encompass the unique needs of Pigia Penda - their telephone-based healthcare delivery channel bringing remote primary care to low-income, hard to reach remote communities, expanding access and lowering costs to patients.
here is Doctor Robert Korom, Chief Medical Officer, receiving the Excellence in Quality award where he thanked to Penda's Quality team, IT team, Partnerships team, and Medical Centre teams.