The development of a dynamic digital dashboard for tracking primary healthcare networks (PCNs) is a significant step towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya. As a medical professional, I want to emphasize the crucial role that data and real-time monitoring play in advancing healthcare services and improving overall health outcomes.

Firstly, this innovative dashboard will allow for the seamless tracking of vital healthcare metrics, including the referral system, maternal and child health outcomes, and disease trends. Access to such data is invaluable in identifying areas of improvement and allocating resources efficiently.

Secondly, the dashboard will promote data-driven decision-making among policymakers and healthcare providers. Informed decisions based on accurate and up-to-date information lead to more effective interventions and healthcare strategies. This, in turn, ensures that healthcare resources are directed where they are needed the most, optimizing the impact of healthcare programs.

Moreover, the collaborative approach involving various stakeholders, as highlighted in the initiative, will ensure a more holistic and inclusive healthcare system. County governments, development partners, and healthcare professionals working together create a synergy that can address healthcare challenges comprehensively.

The development of this digital dashboard will not only align with Kenya’s UHC agenda but also underscores the importance of data and collaboration in achieving healthcare excellence. It is a significant step towards ensuring that every Kenyan has access to quality healthcare services, bringing us closer to the goal of Universal Health Coverage.By Dr. David Ouma,