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About Qode Health Solutions

Passionate about bringing about a healthcare provision revolution.

Our strength lies in our deep-rooted understanding of developing countries’ healthcare challenges, which enables us to develop clinical technical systems that effectively respond to real-world risk.

Our Story

Technological developments accomplished in recent years have saved millions of lives and improved the quality of human life.

Qode is a South African Medical Technology (MedTech) company passionate about bringing forth a healthcare revolution in patient care. We believe in Health information technology through data collection and reporting to visualise the way technology are changing the healthcare sector.

Any healthcare solution deployed by our team of highly skilled Information Technology specialists, are developed to serve the patient; with the aim to improve the quality of care and health outcomes.

Best possible care for patients through visual analysis of accurate, secure, complete and valid clinical data is our passion. With this comes the discovery of insights from clinical financial and operational data which brings data to life to tell the patient’s story.

Our confidence in our technical abilities is supported by the outcome of the USAID/CDC Health Landscape assessment conducted by Digital Square (Accenture), which placed Qode in the top two Health Information Management Systems (HIMS) providers in Southern Africa.

One Group Culture

We value and take an ethical approach to everything we do. Our actions are based on honesty and integrity and we are guided by our moral compass. We always deliver on our commitments.

Qode has developed and acquired multiple data capturing and data integration software products, which we maintain and support through our dynamic team of Information Technology specialists. Qode has a staff compliment of over 40 full-time staff, who are defined in 2 separate continuums based on the heart and the nervous system of the human body and are depicted as per the pictures below:

Our software development teams are viewed by the organisation as the “heart” of Qode. Supplying the business with a vision in striving to bridge the gap in healthcare service delivery.

Our data teams are viewed by the organisation as the “nervous system”. Supplying the business with the mission to empower healthcare through our passion for people and our knowledge-driven and innovative solutions.

Our Skills

Staff Skills and Certifications

Microsoft Certified

x 35

Microsoft Certifications held by our group staff

Healthcare Professionals

x 5

Healthcare Professionals of whom 2 are medical doctors

Chartered Accountants

x 5

Accountants of which 3 are chartered accountants and 1 is a registered auditor

Doctorates

x 3

2 from international universities and include applied mathematics and physics and 1 candidate PhD in cloud computing

SAP Skills

x 3

SAP certifications and over 35 years' experience in the implementation of the world's largest ERP

Legal Skills

x 2

Legal personnel of which 1 is a registered attorney, our independent chairman of the Board of Directors and the COO of IBM ADC

Degrees

x 2

1 Masters and 1 M.Comm. degrees in human resource management

Certified Ethical Cracker

x 1

Ethical hacker working for the greater good of the security of clinical data

Testimonials

testimonial-pedro

The ability to access near to real time programmatic data is critical for implementing cost effective data driven health interventions. As the RTC SI team lead I also believe that timely data processing coupled with accurate reporting and analytical capabilities, provide us the enhanced ability to make more informed, evidence-based decisions. With increased programmatic reporting needs to various stakeholders (including high frequency reporting needs), automation 3of processes were applicable is of paramount importance. Incorporating the appropriate reporting, analytics and information delivery strategy into the RTC data management processes, had a significant impact on the organizations, and fundamental change in the way MERL and programme employees perform their jobs.

In the past, reporting to funders was laborious and time consuming, often requiring data capturing and a vast number of resources to manage the M&E processes. With the QodeLynx, QodeInsight and Knowledge Center solutions, monitoring of performance, reporting and developing targeted interventions became more efficient. The design of the system provides timeous information to management, SI and technical leads within controlled structures in the form of near “real time” knowledge.

Once data is received and decrypted, it can be automatically analyzed and reported as needed in form of pre-agreed static and dynamic visuals. This has facilitated the implementation of daily and weekly situation rooms that also incorporate other stakeholders predominately health district teams. Captured data belongs to our clients and server storage is managed by Qode Health Solutions on behalf of all our clients. In providing targeted intervention to our patients, we leverage innovative solutions, and the ability to rapidly and be adaptive to the ever changing reporting needs, we turn to the professionals at Qode Health Solutions to ensure timely delivery.

Qode Health Solutions has tailored their software, and data products with other services into a solution package suiting our unique needs. We are delighted with the product and the way Qode approached the project.

The whole team was a pleasure to work with and we look forward to engaging in future projects with you.

Pedro Pisa - Right To Care
testimonial-jean

The Qode solutions have revolutionised our approach to M&E. The data is reliable, verifiable and accurate, while data entry into Lynx is simple and easy to use for all—just half day training required.

Most importantly, the data available real-time which allows more time for evaluation and improvement of programme implementation. Finally, the systems allow for monitoring of the quality of service provision in the field and ensuring that the entire testing algorithm is followed, ultimately benefiting our most important stakeholder—our clients.

Jean Slabbert

Landscape Assessment

In 2017 USAID and CDC commissioned Accenture Development Partnership to conduct the Landscape Assessment to evaluate the 12 electronic health information management systems used by the PEPFAR partners at District Support Partner level in such key programme activities such as data collection, consolidation, monitoring and reporting on expected results.

"The landscape assessment involved assessing existing partner management information systems in South Africa, a high-level market analysis of global systems, and recommending systems to engage further for possible adoption by partners." (Accenture Executive Summary)

Qode Health Solutions achieved these scores:

Criteria Total Possible Score Qode Technology Score
Functional Requirements 105 78
Infrastructure 25 21
Standards Adherence 10 8
Integration and Interoperability 60 54
Performance and Reliability 75 57
Training and Upskilling 15 15
Deployment Speed 10 10
Security and Compliance 15 15
Average Percentage Score 100% 82%

The final report released in September 2018 ranks Qode Healh Solutions as one of the top 2 Health Information Management System (HIMS) provides in Southern Africa, thus approving it for implementation.

HIMS Landscape Assessment

Qode Health Solutions Product Stack Strengths

Qode Health Solutions product stack strengths highlighted in the external evaluation report:

Security and Compliance – Scored highest out of all solutions
Deployment Speed - Scored highest out of all solutions
Training and upskill - Scored highest out of all solutions
Infrastructure – Scored marginally less than the highest score
Integration and Interoperability - Scored marginally less than the highest score

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An Introduction to Qode Health Solutions

95-95-95 Strategy

In December 2014, the Joint United Nations Programme of HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 strategy was adopted thereby catapulting South Africa into the acceleration and scale-up of managing HIV/Aids and TB as a dual epidemic. Since then, the South Africa National Department of Health (NDOH) has adapted its existing policies to align with the rapid scale-up to the United Nations 95-95-95 principles:

HIV Counselling and Testing via Lynx-Health to help 95% of people living with HIV to know their HIV status

In some African countries, fewer than 25% of people living with HIV know their status highlighting the impact that comprehensive data tools could have on improving these conditions.

Digitisation of patient data and collection tools via mobile technologies are at the forefront of innovation and empowers healthcare providers to collect point-of-care data in areas with poor infrastructure. Now patients and healthcare workers have instant access to records and reporting with accessible treatment and follow-up tests. Where connectivity exists, service delivery can be reported within minutes.

With Lynx-Health, HIV Counselling and Testing services are available in remote areas with the collection of Geographic Information System data for every test conducted. Patient vitals and data on other related conditions (male medical circumcision, TB and STIs) are collected for reporting and to ensure each patient is linked to care and treatment

Linking patients to care via Qode Insight to support the United Nations 95-95-95.

95% of people who know their status should be linked to care and on treatment. The largest challenge for linking patients to care at facilities remains finding patients in disparate data systems. Ministries of Health spend millions of dollars each year to manually find HIV patient records in various facilities.

By increasing linkage to care, we are reducing the mortality and disability rate caused by HIV. Our clients have established centres of excellence for HIV care and treatment. At these centres, patients have access to:

95% of people on treatment should have suppressed viral loads. Many African countries have not yet started reporting on viral load suppression and still struggle with the first two 95s. Using Qode Insight, we can monitor real-time viral load suppression and high-risk patients, resulting in implementing proactive healthcare outcomes.

Realtime Reporting via Knowledge Center to support the United Nations 95-95-95s

Without access to complete, valid, accurate and timely patient data, adequate healthcare is impossible. Qode Knowledge Center, a big data solution hosted within Microsoft Azure, solves this problem by giving healthcare providers, programme managers, Ministries of Health, and funders access to real-time healthcare programme performance.

Knowledge Center currently assists clients that support thousands of healthcare facilities in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe in decision making through the utilisation of this revolutionary data tool. We combine HIV counselling and testing data (first 95), treatment (second 95) and viral load suppression data (third 95) to provide a comprehensive view of the effectiveness of HIV programmes in Africa.

OUR HEALTHCARE PARTNERS
OUR GROUP
  • Qode Health Solutions
  • Pioneering Solutions Studio
  • Foundation for Sustainable Innovation
  • PQF Group Services
OUR CERTIFICATION PARTNERS
  • Microsoft Educational Parter
  • Microsoft Imagine Academy Partner
  • Microsoft Partner

Our Group of Companies and Partnerships

Qode Health Solutions is a private company registered in South Africa with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CPC). Qode's majority share holders is vested in Non-profit organisations and fall part of one of 4 group technology-based companies located in Gauteng.