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Hi Bettina, thanks for the interest. The EHR is based on the OpenMRS platform that is one of the two approved EMR platforms for Kenya. One of the main constraints in cross-facility records (a true EHR vs. EMR) right now is the lack of a unique identifier for people in Kenya. The Kenyan IPRS project is currently working to merge roughly a dozen demographic databases to create an identity for Kenyans that may have some forms of ID but not others (typically based on when they were born - under 13 year old citizens typically have birth records).

Centralized storage of health records in conformance-tested and secure datacentres is also starting to look likely and KMRI has received approval from the Health Informatics team in the Ministry to be centrally hosted in Kenya. IPRS combined with central hosting could mean that a patient can own their records or at least a patient will know their records are available at all care providers, provided the EMR used at each provider is inter-operable.

We are currently testing the application in three clinics in Kibera and receiving feedback from our partners on features that need to be developed. We expect to launch a new release in late November.