An Integrated Approach to health care provision takes the center stage in all endeavors of RockHealth Integrated Care Organization (RICO). With a cocktail of all health professions in the team, decisions are well made with better patient centered care. These two merged together provide a suitable environment for therapy in primary care setting and dispensing of community oriented patient care.
RICO is unique! The organization integrates all health professions including: Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Nurse, Medical Lab Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Ophthalmology and Dental surgery.
The strategy employed by RockHealth Integrated Care Organization (RICO) is aimed at improving the accessibility of healthcare services to community members in remote areas and areas with a high level of poor communication and transport infrastructure. The RICO EIRA model also seeks to impact the primary health care sector by drawing Universal Health Coverage closer by not only improving accessibility, but also affordability and services of high quality.
RICO has been able to provide primary health services in makeshift field hospital set-ups to more than 13,740 community members who find basic healthcare services difficult to access as well saved these communities more than 3 million KES out-of-pocket expenses. The integrated approach to this project ensures that quality is high and significant in the management of the illnesses. As these areas are highly remote the epidemiological data collected is utilized in informing the re-operationalization of dormant or closed healthcare facilities in the area.
During the malaria outbreak of Baringo County, the documentary made and publicly circulated attracted Safaricom’s input in establishing a booster and hence improved network coverage in an area with zero mobile network. Currently, the booster serves Tiaty Ward and plays an important role in improving primary health inter-facility communication.