Expert advocates investment in IT for job creation
A United States based Information Technology (IT) entrepreneur, Niyi Olajide, has called for more investment in technology to bridge the unemployment gap in the health sector.
Noting that Nigeria is the hub for best brains in IT and software development, he said investing and engaging these sets of people will ensure sustainable growth and opportunities for job creation in the health sector, as well as the economy at large.
Olajide, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Axxess Technology Solutions, noted that his firm has partnered with Cavista Nigeria, in creating a lasting solution to home healthcare delivery across the world.
According to him, it is a way of ensuring sustainable growth and opportunities for job creation in the country.
He said: “Nigeria is blessed with highly cerebral youths, who are doing great things with limited resources when it comes to all aspects of software development, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, among others.
“This spurred my interest in partnering with Cavista Nigeria and today, Cavista is creating solutions to the challenging issues of health care delivery in Nigeria and employing great young minds to solve problems, rather than allowing them leave Nigeria to use their skills to develop another country,” he said.
He stated that Axxess played a major role in shaping the $100 billion home health industry in the USA and the $600 billion global industry by processing over $30 billion in claims for over three million patients served by over 9,000 organisations around the globe.
According to Olajide, Axxess is the first software platform to be awarded the seal of “CHAP Verified” from Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), the accrediting body for home and community-based health care organisations in the U.S.
“This commitment to operational excellence has led to Axxess receiving ISO 9001 Certification, the world’s most widely recognised quality management standard, developed and published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). It focuses on evidence-based decision-making and accountability across an organisation to improve communication, operating efficiency, customer focus and employee engagement,” he said.