Smart Applications International Ltd, Officially Launches Operations In Cameroon

DOUALA February 15th, 2024 – Leading ICT Company, Smart Applications International Ltd (Smart) expands its global presence and officially launches its operations in Cameroon. The launch of Smart Applications Ltd in Cameroon is a significant step in solidifying its Pan-African presence and commitment by providing innovative technology solutions that revolutionize how healthcare is accessed.

This milestone event marks a significant step forward in revolutionizing healthcare accessibility and trust in the region, bringing together key stakeholders from the healthcare industry, including government officials and community leaders, to celebrate the introduction of Smart’s cutting-edge technology to the Cameroonian healthcare landscape.

Speaking at the event, the Governor’s office representative of the littoral region, emphasized the importance of collaboration and innovation in improving healthcare access:” We I am committed to fostering an environment where innovation thrives and where collaboration is celebrated. The launch of Smart Applications in Cameroon represents a significant step forward in our efforts to enhance digital healthcare accessibility and visibility in our region. I commend Smart for their dedication to improving healthcare delivery for the people of Cameroon through their solutions”.

Harrison Muiru, the Group’s Managing Director, emphasized the Company’s mission during his keynote speech, stating, “Our mission is to transform healthcare delivery through innovative digital solutions. We aim to facilitate and enable increased accessibility and personalized services for clients in the region. With a robust portfolio of product/service offerings, Smart Applications is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of the Cameroonian healthcare space and contributing to the local economy.”

During the official launch held at Krystal Hotel in Cameroon, Smart introduced its innovative technology solutions that span from a fully-fledged Hospital Management Information System (HMIS), “SmartHealth+”, a top of the range Medical biometric management system “MediSmart” which is in use by over 100 healthcare funders in Africa, a fully Fledged Insurance Back-end management system Smart Insure which enable for integrated medical insurance system to manage the back-office operations, and a data-driven Analytics platform that enables business leaders to make data- driven decision making for the overall growth and profitability of their business.

Smart Cameroon Business Development Lead, July Nguemen, officially introduced Smart Health+, noting that it’s an innovative hospital management information system (HMIS). She confirmed that this solution from Smart Applications streamlines the entire healthcare patient journey – from planning to execution. With intuitive dashboards, real-time updates, and powerful analytics available in the system.

The Smart Health+ (HMIS) empowers healthcare facilities with the tools needed to deliver personalized, efficient, and high-quality delivery of care to every patient while to streamlining administrative processes, enhance communication between healthcare providers, and improve patient care delivery. With features such as electronic health records management, appointment scheduling, and billing integration, Smart’s HMIS empowers healthcare organizations to deliver more efficient, effective, and patient-centered care.

L-R Collins Ngeno, Group Technology Director, Smart Applications International, Esther Kiringa, Group Sales & Marketing Director, Smart Applications International, Judy Mugoya, Regional Countries Representative, and Smart Applications Uganda, Country Manager, Kennedy Miringu, Smart Applications Cameroon, Country Manager, Harrison Muiru, Smart Applications International, Group Managing Director, and July Nguemen, Smart Applications Cameroon, Business Development Officer, cutting a cake during the official launch of Smart in Cameroon.

A Call to Embrace the Use of Technology in Healthcare

During the keynote remarks, Dr. Jules Nebo, Regional APES coordinator for littoral and southwest regions called on all stakeholders to embrace technology and join hands in transforming healthcare delivery in Cameroon. Smart, as a member of APES is at the forefront in providing digital health solutions. Let’s pave the way for a future where every individual has access to affordable, high-quality healthcare, and where trust is the cornerstone of our healthcare system,”

Over its 20 years of operation, Smart has significantly enhanced healthcare access for its insured customers with its flagship solution, MediSmart. This innovative platform facilitates streamlined medical scheme management by integrating biometrics and mobile phone technology. Through the MediSmart solution, individuals can seamlessly access healthcare virtually via the Smart Access app or by using a USSD code.

The uninsured patients are also not left out here, with the ability to book appointments to a clinic or hospital of their choice, and have a digital copy of their health passport, ensuring it is safe from the public eye and able available for your doctor on request.

Mr.Muiru, further noted that “thousands of Smart customers in Cameroon will now be able to use Smart solutions to access services across all lines of healthcare. We are cognizant of creating transformative patient-centric solutions that address current needs in such economic times”. He reiterated that these solutions would go a long way in the promotion of trust and visibility within the healthcare ecosystem.

“With Smart Access, a customer traveling through the 11 countries covered by Smart can access healthcare by using the app across all lines of healthcare without having to worry about pre-authorization or even coverage,” echoed, Kennedy Miringu, Country Manager, Smart Applications International Cameroon Ltd.

Smart Applications is committed to pioneering digitization across Africa and beyond through the provision of World Class Technology Solutions.

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