Improving healthcare and patient data via biometric technology.
WFP's Digital Health Innovation Accelerator Program
Simprints Technology is tackling the challenge of lack of good quality data to ensure that the most vulnerable receive vaccines and other healthcare essentials to fighting pandemics. Similarly, in other forms of health service delivery, continuity of care continues to pose a problem: the reported rate of tuberculosis patients lost to follow-up during tuberculosis treatment was >12% in 2011, while nearly 25% of women in Option B+ (a lifelong antiretroviral treatment program) are lost to follow up within 12 months of initiating it, making long-term engagement in HIV care a barrier to successful outcomes. By tying health service and vaccine delivery to a biometric digital ID, Simprints Technology ensures continuity of care, eliminate duplicate records, decrease artificial inflation of numbers, and verify service delivery. Similarly, more accurate patient ID can strengthen health system data across multiple touch points.
Simprints Technology uses ethical biometrics to identify and enroll patients into healthcare systems in order to verify the delivery of vaccines or services thus ensuring continuity of care, increase in programme efficacy, and better quality patient data.
ââThe solution is built to work completely offline and on low-end Android devices. Biometrics allow for equitable access as it means that even those without a formal ID can still enroll in government health services. Through a strong focus on community sensitization, Simprints ensures that those who are digitally illiterate can understand what it means to enroll using biometrics, and allows for everyone to opt out and still receive services.
The solution has reached 2M+ beneficiaries (cumulative figure).
Burkina Faso: Currently in the process of integrating Simprints ID into the Government eCHIS programme, working directly with the MoH, Living Goods, Terre des Hommes and Dimagi's CommCare platform.