Title : Helium Health: Data-Driven Healthcare Service in Nigeria

Authors : Jashim Uddin Ahmed, Tasneem Binte Morshed, Md. Shamim Talukder, Quazi Tafsirul Islam, Asma Ahmed

Abstract : This case explores the unique healthcare services provided by the start-up and how they have positioned themselves tackling various country context glitches and infrastructure challenges. Helium Health has created a revolution in African market by launching smart software that can monitor patient’s intake, database of patient’s profiles, medical histories and treatment timelines. In 2016, Helium Health (initially known as OneMedical), has been founded by the CEO Adegoke Olubusi and other co-founders Dimeji Sofowara and Tito Ovia to facilitate better healthcare service in Nigeria and burgeoning Africa. With the growing importance of smart healthcare services, there lies underlying issues regarding the geographic dispersion and networking the service web under one umbrella. Helium has the aim of tackling three core problems in healthcare sector in Africa that include inefficiency, fragmentation and lack of data. The founders realized the importance of solving this long-term problem through adoption of simple technology to get access to the data and utilize for better standard of living. Since many public hospitals in Nigeria lack expertise in software skills, Helium Health could introduce user-friendly electronic medical records (EMRs) to eradicate that problem.

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