Community Health Insurance Enrollment and Authentication System (CHIEASY) was birth out of the need for a robust Insurance Scheme Software that would help health care leaders to offer spontaneous resolutions to key policy challenges affecting health care service delivery especially between the provider and the Health Management Organization (HMO). The software is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated health information system. It provides healthcare organizations with a full suite of tools for improved health facility management, clinical tasks and patient administration. It is the most advanced community based health insurance software in Nigeria and in Africa at the moment.
CHIEASY software is a robust and comprehensive web based system design based on the context and peculiarity of capturing patient records, tracking of scheme status of patient, payments, hospital provisions etc. The system is programmed in standard JAVA technology, using MySQL relational database system with modules for Enrollment, Report and Administration. CHIEASY have been successfully launched, deployed and in massive use by Obio Cottage Hospital and Bonny Community Health Insurance Scheme (BCHIP) for all routine health insurance scheme activities.Over 1,000,000 clients information have been captured with a detailed structure for users and stakeholders alike to view capitation list and various report parameters as contained in the database. Till date all outstanding backlogs from the HMOs into the database have been captured. All clients registered are properly accounted for in the database while follow-up to verify that monthly capitation list which represents the exact number of registered clients by the marketers is routinely done.
The functionalities of CHIEASY explains what this application can do as well as what it possesses, these functionalities include:
- Management and track patient’s information (such as bio data, enrollment period and hospital provisions.
- Integrated Payment Platform.
- Take care of Health care and Insurance Scheme planning and Management (planning for antenatal patients, postnatal patients, family members, etc)
- For the generation of parametric patient reports
- It has offline capabilities on a single computer system where there is no internet access such as remote places
- It has the ability to synchronize with a central server once internet connection is established
- Integrated Finger Biometric Capture and Authentication.
- CHIEASY features rapid fingerprint capture and recognition real time.
- ID Card and Receipt Batch Printing and Barcode Verification.
“The strength and effectiveness of the HMO does not depend on technology, but rather on the system being practical, user-friendly, flexible, and able to generate accurate and timely information.”