Access to quality healthcare is a significant challenge in many parts of Africa, including Nigeria. For example, Nigeria has the fourth highest burden of disease in the world and while great strides have been made, they are still challenged with keeping people virally suppressed. Vantage Health Technologies is tackling this.
Vantage Health Technologies, a technology-enabled solutions business, is leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to address this and other health systems challenges to drive better health outcomes at scale.
Partnering for Global Health Equity
Vantage Health Technologies, part of BroadReach Group, envisions a world where everyone has access to quality healthcare. Vantage’s AI-powered solutions help health organisations generate cost savings, create operational efficiencies, drive improved organisational performance, and deliver better health outcomes through AI-powered predictive and prescriptive decision support, operational performance management tools, and “next best action” workflows to empower healthcare workers at all levels.
Vantage works with international donor organisations, payers, providers, local and international non-governmental organisations, and health organisations to address disparities in health outcomes and drive health equity. Additionally, Vantage has partnered with Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED), a Nigerian public health and development non-profit organisation, to offer a range of services such as high-impact technical assistance and best-in-class, AI-driven technology-enabled solutions to bring about organisational change, improve performance, and attain program, population, and individual health outcomes.
Healthcare Challenges in Nigeria Addressed
The need for solutions to support effective HIV treatment and care in Nigeria is urgent. While the country has made great strides in achieving UNAIDS targets, achieving only 85% viral suppression indicates that challenges remain.
Vantage Health Technologies is working with large-scale healthcare organisations that implement donor-funded health programs. Their solutions seek to strengthen integrated primary healthcare service delivery systems. This includes institutional changes and partnering with government and private organisations, to build the capacity to accelerate the attainment of Universal Health Coverage and enable program performance for HIV treatment and care programs through AI.
AI-powered Tools to Tackle Health Disparities
Unlike other population health platforms, which require complex data analyses and dashboards, Vantage goes several steps beyond this to empower individual users to take the “next best actions” specific to their role to drive impact.
Vantage Health Technologies is working with various clients/partners within Nigeria to support large-scale HIV programs in managing their patient populations, including patient retention and treatment adherence.
One such solution is the Vantage Patient Retention Solution which has been successfully implemented within multiple programmes within Nigeria. This solution is built on a machine learning model using clinical and social data points from a de-identified dataset of patient histories and employs predictive analytics to identify patients at risk of missing their next appointment and in so doing drop off of treatment as they will not be collecting their medication.
With the solution, the costs and complexity involved with bringing a lost patient back into treatment can be avoided by preventing loss to follow-up and the increased health risks for the patient should they become resistant to the medication when they reengage with treatment. It, therefore, helps organisations to use funding more effectively and efficiently and improves patient outcomes.
The solution is also used to track which interventions yield positive results and which do not, so they can refine interventions as needed. The algorithm that underpins the solution has been validated by Dartmouth College, click here to read about successful implementations of the solution or here to hear from a client about the value they realised.
In conclusion, Vantage Health Technologies is revolutionising healthcare in Nigeria by providing technology-enabled solutions that optimise health resources and outcomes in emerging markets.
The company’s solutions, which include the Vantage Patient Retention Solution, employ AI to enable program performance for HIV treatment and care programs, thus addressing a significant issue in Nigeria’s healthcare system.
With its experience and relationships, Vantage Health Technologies is committed to improving program, population, and individual health outcomes in Nigeria and other countries.