Updated May 30, 2020

Louis Kamulegeya

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Connecting People to Health services through Digital Solutions.

Our telemedicine modeled package as a benefit under insurance cover allows a member to get monthly follow up by voice/video call, wellness SMS messaging and updated patient record. Pharmacy refills, lab samples collection for routine tests are done at one's preferred location and physical reviews are on an appointment. This improves the member’s experience, clinical outcomes and reduces cost fo...
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Our telemedicine modeled package as a benefit under insurance cover allows a member to get monthly follow up by voice/video call, wellness SMS messaging and updated patient record. Pharmacy refills, lab samples collection for routine tests are done at one's preferred location and physical reviews are on an appointment. This improves the member’s experience, clinical outcomes and reduces cost for the insurance companies through a reduction in-clinic consultation costs over prescription/testing.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Rocket Health was launched in August 2018 following feedback from users of our Tele-health platforms. This gave birth to the Rocket Health telemedicine clinic, mobile laboratory and medicine delivery services which currently serve Kampala population. Rocket Health through its telemedicine services is already supporting the Uganda Ministry of Health with remote teleconsultations for the population.
Registered in Uganda as For-Profitin Uganda as For-Profit

Focus Areas:

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Key Partners
150
Customers
50
Employees
$15,350
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Patients experience long waiting lines and congestion at outpatient clinics leading to an undesirable healthcare experience and loss of productivity. They lack access to their electronic medical records making continuity of care and follow up almost non-existent across providers. The rising cost of health insurance for employers due to increased medical costs, over utilization and fraud resulting in only 1% of the East African population having private health insurance.

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Solution

Rocket Health is an integrated telemedicine technology platform for insurance members designed to support chat, voice and video consultations with a Doctor, pharmacy deliveries, lab sample pickups & tests, connected medical devices and an eShop.

Target Beneficiaries

Our target demographic are medical insurance companies covering healthcare for corporate company employees and SMEs residing within major cities across East Africa. This demographic highly values their health as a lifestyle and has a high demand for convenience and quality.

Mission and Vision

Vision: To improve access to health care for chronic care patients in Africa. Mission: To leverage digital technologies and low cost telemedicine modeled healthcare plans to reduce morbidity and mortality from chronic illnesses in Africa.

Competitive Advantage

Typically, time to travel to a health facility, queuing in waiting rooms and a medical consultation in Uganda averages 2 hours with no more than 10 minutes spent with the Doctor. Compare this to a 10 minute telemedicine consultation that requires no travel and waiting time. This is a 90% time saving for patients combined with reduced congestion in health facilities. The average expenditure per outpatient visit in Uganda is 40 USD compared to USD 20 per telemedicine encounter. This is a 50% cost savings per visit. Data collection, analysis through telemedicine technology makes it more efficient for insurance companies to plan and predict different trends in schemes to improve premium setting, reduce fraud and optimize claims reimbursement.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Our aim is to grow the Rocket Health brand to at least 2 East African countries (Kenya, Rwanda) by leveraging on partnerships with health insurance companies with a regional presence. We also aim to recruit critical human resource especially around data science, research and development to help improve data usage for decision making.
Funding Goal2,500,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted3,000,000
New Implemented CountriesRwanda, Kenya
Recruit2 Data scientist, 1 Research and Development personnel, 10 sales representatives
New FeatureMobile application, Connected medical devices, more tele-medicine clinics

The Team Behind the Innovation

The Executive team consists of a young self motivated team with a diversity in background i.e. medical professionals, finance and entrepreneurs which creates synergistic effects in daily work. In additional to advanced professional qualifications at masters level. The team has been exposed to startup growth and accelerator opportunities like Blackbox and the Alibaba eFounders program.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

May 2020
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
Sep 2019
Key Partnership
 
as part of
 Partnership with Health Insurance Companies
Apr 2019
New Product Or Service
Tele-Medicine Clinics
Aug 2018
Created
Date Unknown
Key Partnership
Implementation

Supporting Materials

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