Digital solution, InPractice Africa, aimed to help medical practitioners with learning resources in the medical field has been launched in South Africa.
The platform will help clinical officers in various hospitals to access learning resources and help improve clinical skills, even in offline mode.
The digital solution was developed in cooperation with the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) with the University of Witwatersrand. The solution was also funded by US Agency for International Development (USAID).
“The program, designed to help meet the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) goals of building clinical capacity, enhancing retention of clinicians and supporting task shifting, provides South African physicians and nurses with relevant, practical training, and certification to support and improve existing healthcare training infrastructure, clinician education, and patient outcomes,” the statement read.
“Our goal has been to address the needs of the clinicians in Africa by creating a unique, sustainable, flexible technology platform that can ultimately be shared across the continent,” said Dr. Jeffrey Drezner, Managing Director of both CCO and inPractice.
“We have spent the better part of the past year re-engineering our US-based technology to ensure it will work in the cities, districts, and rural clinics across Africa and, with the support of an African faculty, provide unique curricula that will make a difference in quality of care.”
At the launch the guests were able to test the platform using their tablets and smartphones.