Kenya’s E-Health Bill, 2023, one of the four crucial Bills that promote healthcare, has been approved by the Cabinet for transmission to Parliament.
While meeting in Kakamega, the Cabinet approved the Primary Health Care Bill, 2023; The Digital Health Bill, 2023; The Facility Improvement Financing Bill, 2023; and The Social Health Insurance Bill, 2023.
“These bills usher in a paradigm in the legal and institutional framework for healthcare in Kenya by repealing the current National Health Insurance Fund and establishing in its place the following funds: Primary Healthcare Fund; Social Health Insurance Fund; and Emergency, Chronic and Critical Illness Fund,” part of the dispatch from cabinet reads.
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— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) August 29, 2023
The Digital Health Bill addresses the existing legal and regulatory gaps in the framework for the e-health ecosystem and its data lifecycle.
The bill enables the development of standards for the provision of m-health, telemedicine, and e-learning in healthcare.
This new architecture is expected to provide a framework for improved health outcomes and financial protection of families in fidelity to the State’s solemn duty to guarantee the health and welfare of all its citizens.