Fondation Pierre Fabre

Digitising the healthcare delivery system and enabling universal EMR

Main beneficiary country:

About the sponsor

TalkHealth (Pvt.) Ltd.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Pakistan

The organisation has:

Full-Time Equivalents
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • All

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • Local (in one city/town/village)

Initiative start date

  • 01/01/2016


Financing method

  • Self Funded so far

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities

About the initiative

Problems to solve:

• Clinic / Hospital Management Information Systems (CMIS/HMIS) are inefficient.

• Customization and management of available CMIS and HMIS is expensive. 

• Hard for Patients to store and share patient medical record.

• No good way for patients to find doctors For Researchers.

• Data not available for medical and diagnostic research.

The existing (MIS) are too expensive and designed to work in isolation. Using Cloud technology enables us to provide affordable solutions.

We want to digitise and connect every hospital, clinic and diagnostic centre and to enable universal Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in Pakistan. To do so, we have developed cloud based Management Information Systems (MIS) enabled with EMRs for Clinics, Hospitals and Diagnostic centres. The Cloud based MIS connect to the TalkHealth cloud exposing patient centric information i.e. Facility profiles, Doctor profiles, appointments and patients medical record through TalkHealth web and mobile platform. We have already deployed these MIS in 4 Hospitals and 15 clinics of Rawalpindi / Islamabad.

Fields of application:

Patient monitoring and medical data

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Sick people

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Improved treatment

Key figures

19 Number of beneficiaries since launch

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer
  • Servers

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use


Open Source


Open Data


Independent evaluation