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Friday, July 29, 2016

Digital Healthcare System In Rwanda

Rwanda: Babyl Launches Digital Healthcare System

Solomon Asaba | July 29, 2016

A new digital health care system for patients to access doctors through their mobile devices was introduced yesterday at the opening of this year's trade exhibition in Gikondo, Kigali.
The service will allow smart phone holders to download an app while those with feature phones access the service through a USSD code. [USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is similar to Short Messaging Service (SMS), but,unlike SMS, USSD transactions occur during the session only. With SMS, message scan be sent to a mobile phone and stored for several days if the phone is not activated or within range.]




<more at; related articles and links: (In Rwanda, Health Care Coverage That Eludes the U.S. July 3, 2012) and (UK-based Babylon raises $25M for its app-enabled, remote healthcare service. January 18, 2016)>

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