The World Bank awarded Experts Turnkey Solutions and ULTIMIT Advanced Turnkey Solutions a 26-month contract with the value of USD 554,741.56 each, for the project "Design, Development,Testing, Implementation and Integration of a Web-based Government Health Insurance Management Information System (GHIMIS)", within the framework of the Health System Resiliency Strengthening Project.
The objective of the Health System Resiliency Strengthening Project is to support Palestinian authority in securing continuity in healthcare service delivery and building its resilience to withstand future surge in demand for effective healthcare coverage. First, the immediate needs resulting from the recent conflict in Gaza for additional health financing will be addressed. Second, the fiscal health of the healthcare system will be strengthened by rationalizing Outside Medical Referrals (OMRs), which are the main reason behind the arrears and deficit.
The project consists of the following four components:
- Emergency and rapid response window. The aim is to ensure the continuation of basic healthcare services at minimum acceptable levels and avoid such services from experiencing systemic collapse.
- Rationalizing outside medical referrals. To address the emergency situation, the project proposes to support the Palestinian Authority (PA) to institute immediate cost-cutting measures in order to improve efficiency in the current system without compromising access to needed and quality health services.
- Supporting health coverage reform to strengthen sector resilience. While addressing immediate, emergency cost-drivers, the project will define a roadmap to Universal Health Coverage for the Palestinian territories with a detailed calendar and planned actions in order to enhance the supply capacity to deliver needed services, reducing system losses and ensuring better quality of services to targeted populations.
- Project management and capacity building. This component finances costs related to project management and capacity building efforts, including short-term consultation.
The system will support the registration of beneficiaries (currently over 200,000 are registered), periodic payment of fees and premiums, insurance renewals, suspensions and cancellations, issue of insurance certificates as well as management reporting, auditing and an online help desk. The system will integrate data and report on Government Health Insurance usage of medical services from primary and secondary healthcare as well as external referral centers and systems. The system will offer its 24/7/365 services through a Web portal for its 1000+ institutional users, plus support for a growing number of online-savvy beneficiaries. To enable remote and mobile Ministry Of Health clinics access to the system, Experts Turnkey Solutions and ULTIMIT Advanced Turnkey Solutions is developing a smart phone application for use by clinics' staff over 3G networks.
Experts Turnkey Solutions and ULTIMIT Advanced Turnkey Solutions deliver high quality, reliable and cost-effective IT solutions to customers locally and regionally. The companies provide technology services that offer strategic advantage to leading organizations working in Palestine.
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This document was produced by DARPE www.darpe.me, July, 2019.