M-TIBA, a digital health financing platform, recently partnered with the Kenya Association of Private Hospitals (KAPH) in a bid to expand its healthcare financing capabilities. The partnership was announced at the KAPH convention meeting held at the Anderson Building (Nairobi Hospital) in Nairobi themed Role of the private sector facilities in Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC).
Speaking at the KAPH convention, M-TIBA MD Moses Kuria gave some insight into the solutions they provide to healthcare providers saying, “Today marks the start of a great partnership encouraging the growth of healthcare providers through the provision of financing healthcare systems in the industry. Our purpose is to provide our platform to connect all the stakeholders and provide a safe, smart, and affordable way to manage a healthcare scheme.”
“By digitizing health insurance processes, M-TIBA is improving benefit management, payments for services across the value chain and the efficiency of fund payments to hospitals and clinics. The digitization of these processes is driving an increase in access and a decrease in operational costs. Working with the various teams to craft, create and get to this partnership has truly been amazing. We invite you to partner with us on the M-PESA App to offer our customers health packages that meet their needs,” he added.
M-TIBA has made a huge impact since its commercial launch in 2016, with over 4.7 million people connected and over 3,000 healthcare providers on the platform, including NHIF-accredited private healthcare facilities. Furthermore, it has signed 3 insurance companies on the platform. These are AAR, Britam and Jubilee, with over 721,000 digital claims processed on the platform.
Through M-TIBA’s partnership with Safaricom, the platform is able to offer customers digital and affordable healthcare products and services on the M-PESA App. This enables customers to conveniently access and signs up for health services and products from their mobile phones.