Business Challenge:

Sagitarix is a Nairobi-based software company that envisions to provide on-demand access to healthcare services like consultation, diagnostics, medicines, etc. to the rural population of Africa, through their flagship mobile solution, iSikcure

Sagitarix had the vision to connect all the stakeholders in the healthcare domain in order to provide cost effective on demand healthcare accessibility to rural population in Africa through technology. Sagitarix was in search of a software partner that could help them realize their product idea. However, they were oblivious about how to mobilize the healthcare information electronically, while adhering to the compliances and the technologies that could lift up their idea in terms of robustness and scalability.

Engagement with Daffodil:

On realizing their objective, Daffodil recommended development of a health information exchange (HIE) platform that can help the users to have access to information on where, when and how to seek quality care, diagnostics and medicines. Also, our team analyzed project scalability, future user base, and other functionalities to finalize the technologies that can support development.

Daffodil designed an integrated system for patients and HSPs that helps patients or to conveniently find qualified doctors, laboratory services and medicines, when in need of care.The following are the various aspects that resulted in a successful product.

  • The engagement started off with a requirement understanding (RUD) phase which emphasized on getting a clear view of their app idea, business model, revenue streams and their expectations from Daffodil.
  • Basis which, Daffodil’s business analyst team analyzed the target audience and application requirements, identified project risks and created comprehensive app mockups and a development plan.
  • The application design and user experience was based on a thorough understanding of user behaviour and their motivations.
  • The technology stack behind the application included modern dynamic technologies like Nodejs, Angular JS, MongoDB, and Ionic JS.

In integrated mobile solution was developed with following features

  • A medicine adherence system for both doctor-patient portals that enable doctors to prescribe medication and remind patients to take their medication, on defined intervals.
  • A personal record management system to keep a record of medical history (involving symptoms, prescription, appointment details etc.).
  • A flexible appointment booking system that allow patients to connect and communicate with doctors, labs, pharmacies, wellness providers, and health counsellors.
  • Mobile app development with offline support so that users have seamless experience with the app in slow or no network connection. This has to be done considering the telecom infrastructure in Africa.
  • Provision for Medpoints and their redemption so that users can avail better care opportunities as they stay connected with the app.
  • For faster retrieval of medicine details on users’ request, a detailed database of medicine was developed in MongoDB.

The Impact

Sagitarix successfully launched iSikcure mobile app in the Kenyan market and has received an overwhelming response from all the stakeholders. The platform seamlessly addresses to the connectivity challenge between patient, doctors, and other care providers, thereby adding accessibility and affordability to the medical services. Here are a few facts that testify the platform’s success

  • In less than 6 months of its launch, iSikcure acquired 18,000 users, registered 500 doctors, and 50 pharmacies across Kenya.
  • With its progressive performance, iSikcure bagged the prestigious Medica App award 2017.

“I express my sincere appreciation to Daffodil for fantastic work leading up to launch of iSikcure. We look forward to post-development support and growth of features that will make iSikcure a household name soon enough”

Dr Moka Lantum,
Founder & CEO, iSikcure