KEA Medicals – A Digital Solution Improving the Quality of Patient Care in Africa


Prompt access to patient information is sometimes more valuable than competence or expertise. In Benin, health insurance is limited, so most people have no medical record or identification in case of emergencies.

KEA Medicals, an app created by the Beninese doctor Vena Arielle Ahouansou, interconnects healthcare institutions in Africa with a Universal Medical ID (UMI) directory platform. The platform provides a hospital information system that digitizes the entire hospital operation.

UMI links the user’s medical profile and history to a unique QR code printed on bracelets or cards that can be easily scanned during emergencies to access their medical profile quickly.

With this tech solution, KEA Medicals saves time and resources spent providing patient care, improving the overall quality and cost of care provided.