EHRI Enters into a Strategic Partnership with CRDB Bank of Tanzania

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E-Health Records International, Inc. (EHRI Inc.) of Sebastopol, California, the makers of HarmoniMD, has entered in to a strategic partnership with CRDB Bank, a leader in banking in Tanzania, in order to settle payments for hospital services through CRDB Bank.

EHRI Inc. is engaged in the delivery of low-cost hospital information systems in the developing world that include cloud-based and mobile applications for the management of medical care in hospitals and clinics.

CRDB Bank provides commercial banking services to individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. As of December 2013, CRDB Bank's total assets were valued at approximately US $2.154 billion (TZS:3.6 trillion). Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, a 500-bed tertiary hospital in Moshi, Tanzania, has recently implemented HarmoniMD (, EHRI’s hospital information system and requested that EHRI develop an interface with CRDB. The partnership between CRDB and EHRI will allow patients to settle their bills through the bank instead of having to pay the hospital.

“In the developing world, most healthcare services are paid for in cash and this will make it much easier for patients to settle their bills,” says Nick Smith, CEO and founder of EHRI, Inc. “A bank employee will be able to provide the patient with their hospital bill and apply payments toward any charges in a secure environment. This is great for the hospital as well as the patients; we are very pleased to work with CRDB to provide this important service.”

EHRI is currently focused on developing-world hospitals and is in the midst of implementation in the Philippines, Tanzania, and Kenya. The company anticipates developing sales in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America as well. The company was founded by Nick Smith, Dan Smith (no relation) and Dr. James Gude, a pioneer in telemedicine and founder of OffSiteCare, a Sebastopol based telemedicine company. Dr. Gude is also a founder of Global OffSiteCare, a Rotary program aimed at providing physician consultations and education to developing-world hospitals. Dan Smith is the founder of The Master Builder, a construction management software system sold to Intuit in 2001.

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