Immediate Need of Laptops at Siaya Hospital in Rural Kenya
- Need 15-inch laptops in working order with batteries and a minimum of 1 GB of RAM. Hard drives are optional. Ship to UNITED SIKHS 39126 State Street, Fremont, CA 94538
- 15000+ patients seen since April 2012 using the open-source technology supplied by MediGrail LLC.
- The work accomplished can be seen at: http://unitedsikhs.org/docs/SiayaDistrictHospital-EHDT.ppt
San Jose, CA: UNITED SIKHS is putting a fervent and immediate call for LAPTOP DONATIONS! A team of high school students is leaving for a trip from the West coast to Kisumu, Kenya in mid-July 2012. We have a window of opportunity that should not be missed.
The laptops are to be put to immediate use at Siaya District Hospital, a 220-bed government facility in rural Kenya, to access medical records. The complete hospital medical records system has been setup by volunteers of UNITED SIKHS with technology donated by MediGrail LLC, a Bay Area startup, on a non-profit basis. The founders of MediGrail and UNITED SIKHS volunteers continue to work on this project and donate their time on a DAILY basis.
The laptops deliver incredible value to the staff and increase facility productivity. They are loaded with these open-source applications:
Word processor and spreadsheet which can read the latest Microsoft file formats
Network file server access, printing capability, chat utility and PDF viewer
To date, the system has seen about 15K patients since the system went live in April 2012. Staff is able to submit reports to the central government and check their pay stubs on-line – saving them time. They are able to quickly retrieve patient records without the patient making an extra trip to the records department. They are able to look at patient history beyond the currently limited new year date. They are able to print payment receipts easily. This has lowered the costs and increased the quality of care.
And more can be done… the project is already a success, it can become a huge success with your TIMELY donation. Hard drives are optional. Please ship immediately to UNITED SIKHS, 39126 State Street, Fremont, CA 94538