Our solutions act as the backbone for stronger healthcare systems.

We replace inefficient, complex, fragmented and expensive information systems with simple and cost effective solutions,
that support health professionals to focus on enhancing quality of care

+
81
%

Increase of registered patients
with unique IDs

*Based on the number  of registered children in The Gambia when comparing January and December 2021

+
60
%

Reduction in health workers’ paperwork

*Based on external evaluation of SPT solution in Uganda

100
%

Data completeness of facility reporting

*Based on external evaluation of SPT solution in Afghanistan

Smarter logistics management information systems

Our unique solutions automatically digitise medicine and supply stock books at all levels and accurately forecast supply needs for all the healthcare chain

We are sustainable

SPT frees up tremendous human and financial resources to improve the overall quality of services. Up to 60% annual cost savings, allowing governments to sustain the solution and be less dependant on the external donor funding for data collection and data use efforts

No more data validation costs

Eliminate the need to physically travel to health centres for data collection and verification nor for data consistency checking. Allow supervision visits to focus on improving overall quality of services and increasing impact of the health system. Ideal for RBF programs.

Works everywhere. Literally.

Can be deployed in all health centres, bypassing infrastructure limitations

Our Solutions

Due to our unique and proven solutions, we enable the highest quality data everywhere,
no matter the healthcare infrastructure limitations.

Smart Paper Technology (SPT)

Is a solution that allows digitising health data by combining paper tools, scanning and recognition technology. Because SPT is similar to the forms health workers are familiar with, it can be easily adopted and all HMIS and LMIS forms are flawlessly replaced.

FROM:

Health facilities that lack access to electricity, internet and technical support must manually collect and duplicate individual patients' information in multiple forms and tally sheets.

TO:

One time only filled forms. Once scanned, through scanning stations or smartphones, the system generates an accurate patients' digital database accessible to health workers, governments and partners

MyShifo App

For health facilities having adequate infrastructure, health workers can enter health data directly through the app or access digital records and reports from any devices. Therefore, organised data becomes available real-time, at any level.

FROM:

Once health workers fill forms and tally sheets, these are sent to upper level structure to be manually entered into the electronic health information system. That usually lowers data accuracy while exponentially increasing time and workload.

TO:

Health workers can enter data at the point of care and access patients' information straight from their smartphone, saving time. The app shows patients that need to be followed up while measuring progress in the performance and quality of care

Smart Actions

Improving data collection and quality is crucial, however, improving data use is vital to achieve better health outcomes. That is why Smart Actions platform enables the use of data generated by the SPT solution and also by other electronic information systems, if any. This tool allows an efficient  and systematic continuous quality improvement, making it easier to quickly identify the facilities contributing to low performance rates. With that in hand, stakeholders can discover and discuss the root causes of underperformance in order to agree and plan improvement to maximise impact on health outcomes

FROM:

Healthcare workers lack access to reliable data about their performance whilst data management takes long periods to district and national stakeholders. That restrains the ability to make informed decisions and does not allow to focus on solving facilities' chronic issues

TO:

The implementation of a continuous quality improvement system at all levels (community, facility, district/department, region, central) as: data visualization, KPIs and reports, facilitated goals, actions tracking, identified problems and effectiveness of prior actions

How we do it

We enable efficient data collection and a strong culture of data use in every step of the healthcare journey to ​​identify and close the gaps based on accurate and relevant information that decision-makers can rely on.  
We act in every step in the transformation of health infrastructure, by combining  four essential pillars: accurate technology, capacity building at all levels, smarter processes and innovative financing mechanisms.

   STEP 1

Data Collection

Smart Paper Forms are modelled after and replace existing paper forms (e.g. register books, tally sheets, stock books, and summary reports) and sent to health facilities. Health workers can easily adapt to the solution since it is similar to the previous forms, while reducing the paper work considerably. More importantly, Shifo team involved in every step of the way:

Accurate technology

Built to fit and adapt to any infrastructure limitation, therefore scalable to all health centers in the national system

Capacity building

Closely training and supporting health actors at all levels, from health workers to decision-makers

Smarter processes

Modeled after and replacing existing paper forms, we simplify administration workload so health workers can easily adapt new solutions with minimal training while focusing on the quality of care 

Innovative mechanisms

To align financial incentives towards continuous improvement of health outcomes and reaching the targets faster, all based on accurate and relevant data. 

   STEP 2

Data Visibility

After forms are collected and scanned, we create flows of individualised data to any information system (HMIS/DHIS2, LMIS), enabling completely automated health data input with minimal training. That increases ownership for health stakeholders in the entire healthcare chain.

Accurate technology

Automates digitization and quality assurance of handwritten data. Also, an electronic stock management system automatically calculates availability and wastage for all medicines and supplies, including supply needs for the next month/quarter based on individual consumption rates.

Capacity building

Stakeholders can access quality data at different levels enabling them to collaborate better, keep each other accountable, and achieve health outcomes faster and more efficiently

Smarter processes

Since we can be fully Integrated to DHIS2 and any other LMIS/HMIS platform, complementing but not affecting the health structure that is already in place.

Innovative mechanisms

Aligned financial incentives to support faster improvements of coverage, equity and quality of health services, ensuring that continuous domestic funding resources are available for essential package of health services

   STEP 3

Data Use

To transform national health systems, it is not enough to make data available only. It is necessary to enable the systematic use of this information in order to act on healthcare inefficiencies. At Shifo, we create solutions to provide targeted supportive supervision and attainable KPIs to all health actors.

Accurate technology

Enables action for all stakeholders: Patients receive SMS reminders one day before their visit; Health workers are informed about their priorities; Automatic supply requisition forms inform provincial/district medical stores to deliver supplies to each health facility; National decision-makers can use integrated dashboards to provide support supervision and reimburse health centres based on performance and quality of healthcare.  

Capacity building

Allow every actor to manage their own performance, increasing accountability. With the right KPIs at hand, stakeholders get the proper motivation and supervision to act on their expected outcomes.

Smarter processes

Carefully selected KPIs are automatically calculated and sent through app or SMS to all health workers after monitoring each step of patients’ journey. It is not only about the result to be achieved but the process to reach high quality of care.

Innovative mechanisms

Can emerge since the effectiveness of taken action can be measured and thus learned from, in the shape of recognition awards, results based financing systems and cost-saving sustainable healthcare systems

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