Managing health insurance and social protection schemes.
Digital Square (Global Goods in Health), OpenHIE (Standards for health information exchange), GovStack (Whole-of-Government Digital Platform Architecture), DCI (Standards for Digital Convergence in Social Protection), DPG Alliance
The success of social protection schemes depends on highly efficient implementation of multiple, complex business processes. Scheme operators (Health Insurance, Social Protection) in low- and middle-income countries struggle to achieve efficiencies in these schemes when they lack access to appropriate digital technologies. openIMIS aims to solve this problem by providing the social protection institutions with a flexible, open-source solution that they can use to manage their schemes, increase efficiency and help increase the reach of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and universal social protection (USP) to their beneficiaries. The openIMIS initiative has been working with scheme operators of various scheme types; from health insurance, accident insurance, to unconditional cash transfers since 2016.
Digital Public Good for managing health insurances and other social protection schemes
openIMIS was designed for countries with connectivity issues. Though the main software is running on a server hosted by the scheme operator, access is possible through a mobile app even from remote places with intermittent connectivity. Additional features integrate the use of paper-based tools such as pre-printed insurance cards with QR codes to allow for unique identifiers even in offline mode.
The openIMIS Initiative is constantly looking for opportunities to support providers of social protection schemes with new implementations through one of the many consulting firms that are part of the openIMIS developer and implementer committees.