Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi empowers care with MEDITECH Expanse implementation

The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi has implemented MEDITECH's Expanse EHR aimed at enhancing the delivery of care and facilitating research.

The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi has implemented MEDITECH's Expanse EHR aimed at enhancing the delivery of care and facilitating research.


The new EHR system will facilitate easier access to patient records, and support localised research that will inform the delivery of relevant care. It is part of Aga Khan University's global digitization project that will see its seven hospitals and over 340 outreach medical centres fully paperless.


The new system gives patients electronic access to their health records through a patient portal enabling them to view their personal information, access test results, view appointments, track immunization and ask follow-up questions.


"Embracing technology in this manner reaffirms our commitment to excellence in the delivery of care. This transformative initiative will streamline patient care and open new doors for cutting-edge research and comprehensive medical training," said Rashid Khalani, CEO of Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.


The project, dubbed 'AKU OneHealth', and implemented in partnership with MEDITECH's Expanse Electronic Health Records sets the stage for a standard-based rollout across other AKU hospitals globally.


“With the seamless integration of technology into our healthcare system, we are unleashing the power of data-driven research and empowering our scientific community to accelerate medical advancements and address the most pressing healthcare challenges in the regions we operate in," said Dr Sulaiman Shahabuddin, President of the Aga Khan University.


According to AKU Chief Information Officer Shaukat Ali Khan, the new system will provide doctors with evidence-based clinical decision support, embedded within their workflows.


Dr Carl Amrhein, AKU Provost and Programme Leader explained that “AKU will be leveraging on data analytics within Expanse to trend patient results across all of its locations. Using tools built into the EHR they can determine not only which treatments are most effective for patients in their region, but also utilise this data for research purposes."

Charlotte Jackson, CEO of MEDITECH International said, “We are so proud to partner with Aga Khan University and Hospitals by providing a shared electronic health record to connect their communities. We look forward to supporting the full breadth of their care equality goals and facilitating better care for all patients across Africa and Asia." 

“We are so proud of our clinical providers," said Dr K. Nadeem Ahmed, AKU Global Chief Medical Informatics Officer. "This amazing clinical transformation with AKU OneHealth has now placed AKUH-Nairobi on a level playing field with many of the most advanced academic hospital systems in the world."

About The Aga Khan University
The Aga Khan University empowers the people of the developing world with the knowledge and skills to realize their highest goals. We provide a transformative education that prepares our graduates for local and global leadership. We generate solutions to problems that affect millions of people through pioneering research. We strive to achieve world-class excellence, inspiring individuals and institutions to meet the highest standards. Because everyone deserves the opportunity to fulfill their potential, we serve the disadvantaged and work where the need is greatest. Together with our partners, AKU builds bridges across borders and boundaries of all
kinds, recognizing that humanity’s diversity is one of its greatest assets.

About Aga Khan University Hospital
For 65 years, Aga Khan University Hospital has set the standard for comprehensive healthcare and modern medical education in East Africa. Its dedicated staff, advanced facilities and state- of-the-art technologies have earned the hospital a great reputation as a leading medical institution and teaching hospital in the region, and beyond.  

To serve customers in Africa and the Middle East, MEDITECH turns to MEDITECH South
(Pty) Ltd, who for 40 years has focused their mission on ensuring that every organisation
in the region — regardless of size or geography — can offer their communities equitable access
to care through a leading-edge EHR.