Rwandan e-health startup Karisimbi Technology Solutions is helping hospitals go fully paperless, offering digital patient files that streamline service delivery and have so far been used to treat more than 30,000 patients. The Karisimbi journey began in 2016, when founder Angelo Igitego was accompanying one of his family members to a local hospital in Kigali. Igitego’s solution was IvuliroTech, software that helps hospitals go 100 per cent paperless, providing a locally-contextualised electronic medical record which he said really fits the Rwandan environment. “Paper files are expensive to print, to store, to retrieve. They harm the environment. They cause delays in service delivery – imagine retrieving one paper file among 20,000,” said Igitego. Karisimbi aims to solve this problem, and since releasing its MVP in September 2019 has onboarded more than a dozen hospitals countrywide. The bootstrapped startup, which is looking to raise pre-seed funding, has growth on its mind. Karisimbi plans to expand into new countries in the East Africa region, and is also adding to its product. Karisimbi makes money from monthly subscriptions and upfront installation fees.
SOURCE: DISRUPT AFRICA