For Immediate Release
OGOW has been selected by OpenIDEO as 1 of 5 top ideas in its Immunization Innovation Challenge conducted in collaboration with Gates Health.
OGOW is pleased to announce that the company’s innovation has been selected as a Top Five Idea in the Immunization Innovation Challenge by OpenIDEO. A provider of electronic medical record (EMR) solutions in Somalia, OGOW operates with a vision to implement electronic solutions that will monitor trends and find disparities in both rural-urban settings across Somalia.
Throughout the majority of hospitals in Somalia, medical record keeping is still almost non-existent. The medical practitioners throughout the country are desperately in need of efficient systems to monitor diagnoses, treatments, and trends. This is exactly what OGOW is looking to accomplish. OGOW EMR is designed to make use of digital solutions to improve the quality of health and wellbeing of all.
OpenIDEO is a global open innovation platform that builds collaborative communities to address pressing social and environmental issues. Through their online Challenges, offline Chapters and targeted programs, they enable innovators anywhere to apply design thinking towards generating social impact. The Immunization Innovation Challenge by OpenIDEO was conducted in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to uncover ways to empower caregivers to fully utilize immunization services in their communities.
As one of the top ideas, OGOW EMR will be apart Immunization Innovation Lab – a 6 month accelerator program to support their implementation in East Africa via additional funding, mentorship coaching and design support.
“We’re thrilled and so honored to be recognized by Gates Health and IDEO for work in improving health outcomes for the underserved and most at risk.” said Khalid Hashi, the founder of OGOW. “I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their overwhelming support towards our program and improving health in Somalia. As always, we remain committed to our goal and look forward to working with anyone who is interested in advancing health outcomes in Somalia.”
About OGOW EMR: OGOW is an electronic medical records (EMR) and practical management system designed specifically for hospitals and clinics in Somalia. The primary goal of the company is to improve the state of medical record keeping and healthcare delivery in the county through innovation, collaboration, and efficiency.
About OpenIDEO: OpenIDEO is a global open innovation platform that builds collaborative communities to address pressing social and environmental issues. In online Challenges, offline Chapters and targeted programs, OpenIDEO enables innovators anywhere to apply design thinking towards generating social impact.