Launching soon in Kenya, HealthSelect says it’s going to revolutionize the country’s health insurance and encourage many to sign up.
A product of Kimenye Integrated Software Solutions, HealthSelect allows one to compare and select the best health insurance policies in the country by benefits and price. One can also compare health providers for free.
Speaking to TechMoran on Friday, Trevor Kimenye the founder of the integrated software solutions firm said, “HealthSelect is a platform that allows you to select Health Insurance products that fit your needs. We answer a few questions online and search our database to match with our clients health insurance needs.”
He added that HealthSelect will help users find hospitals or doctors near them and also help them choose a health insurance providers and policy suitable for them.
Formed in June 2006 Kimenye Integrated Software Solutions provides IT consultancy services and develops innovative products. Kimenye, a senior J2EE developer and CEO at his other consultancy firm, Sprout Consulting says his service is different and community centered. It’s not tied to one health insurance firm or policy.
The experienced J2EE, .NET and Ruby on Rails consultant has worked with both private and public sectors across all tiers of software development, from systems administration, database management, mobile and embedded systems to enterprise level development.
He believes in personal improvement, improving business value and alignment of the IT solutions and services to business goals, all that sum up his software firm and his products. The firm has developed WareRU, an inventory management solution for furniture retailers and Chex Scheduler, a scheduling system built on Google Calendar, KADI and TIVI.
Launching a new product has many challenges but the challenge that remains standing is competition.
There are several health insurance providers in Kenya and with various advantages and disadvantages but HealthSelect does not compete them but helps the already established health insurance providers to use the power of mobile phones to reach to all than sending sales people to every county.
November last year, Linda Jamii which aims to sign up the over 35 million uninsured Kenyans and mostly focused on the lower-income range with payments as little as Kshs.500 a day send over a user’s mobile phone, but this is still good news for HealthSelect as the software only helps users pick from the many classified according to preference or affordability complete with advise pegged on one’s income.