Relay Medical and Fio Corporation Announce Delivery of First Fionet COVID-19 Workflow Software to Healthcare Clinics in Kenya
- Relay and Fio announce delivery of first Fionet COVID-19 software for Meru County Ministry of Health, which operates a network of approximately 140 clinics in Meru County, Kenya
- Fionet is a first-of-its-kind mobile testing platform developed to manage and track community-based infectious diseases including COVID-19
- With delivery of the workflow software, called Patient Manager, Meru will begin deploying Fionet across its network of clinics
- Patient Manager incorporates the Kenya COVID-19 National Protocol and links the patient journey throughout healthcare facilities enabling Meru to seamlessly coordinate patient care that adheres
to the mandatory national COVID-19 protocol
TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Relay Medical Corp. (“Relay” or the “Company”) (CSE: RELA, OTC: RYMDF, Frankfurt: EIY2), and Fio Corporation (“Fio”) announce the delivery of the first Fionet COVID-19 workflow software for the Meru County Ministry of Health (“Meru”) which operates a network of approximately 140 community-based healthcare clinics in Meru County, Kenya.
Relay and Fio previously announced a joint venture on August 19, 2020 to rapidly launch and deploy a new mobile COVID-19 testing and tracking platform specifically developed for community-based settings. The JV operates under the name “Fionet Rapid Response Group” (FRR) and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
With the delivery of the Fionet workflow software, called Patient Manager, Meru will begin deploying Fionet across its network of healthcare clinics in Meru County. Patient Manager incorporates the Kenya COVID-19 National Protocol and consists of five modules that link the patient journey throughout community-based healthcare facilities. These five modules consist of Registration, Triage, Consultation, Lab, and Pharmacy, enabling Meru to seamlessly coordinate patient care throughout the entire healthcare ecosystem and adhere to the mandatory national COVID-19 protocol.
“Kenya is a leader in Africa, and Meru County is a leader in innovative mobile healthcare solutions in Kenya. We’re looking forward to Fionet being deployed across Meru and replicated elsewhere not only in Kenya, but also across Africa and other parts of the world including North America and Europe,” says Dr. Michael Greenberg, CEO of FRR and of Fio Corporation.
“This technological innovation is transformative in extending the reach of high-quality healthcare into the community. With COVID-19 upon us, this is now more important than ever,” says Dr. Stephen Kinoti, a Kenyan physician living in Washington, DC, who was the founding Director of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (https://www.kemri.org/) and advisor to WHO. Dr. Kinoti oversaw this project between Fio Corporation and the Meru County Ministry of Health.