Submitted by Jean-Pierre d'Altilia on Fri, 07/20/2018 - 16:27
Last revised by Digital Square on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 05:58.
Notice C Opportunity:
Announcement C1: Modular transformation of openIMIS
CERHIS has been developed to address the issue of non-existing suitable IT solution to facilitate information management in small hospitals and health centers confronted to difficult environmental conditions (poor power supply , poor internet connection, low computer skills, distant IT competences, low financial resources) in low and middle income countries. CERHIS is a facility health information system using Android tablets in replacement of the paper registers. The tablets are synchronized using a Wi-Fi local area network. It is an integrated solution, with software and hardware components, including a specifically designed protection and charging cabinet with alimentation by solar panels and/or grid electricity and/or generators, when available. It produces a simplified EMR, information for the facility management, and aggregated information for the National HMIS (through interoperability with DHIS2).
Connecting CERHIS with OpenIMIS will thus allow to consolidate the OpenIMIS coverage in reaching healthcare users who would otherwise be excluded because they are attending facilities that cannot use more demanding hospital information systems like OpenMRS or Bahmni.
For that purpose some work is still needed to fully comply with open source requirements, to adhere to interoperable standards and to connect the CERHIS billing module (under development) to the OpenIMIS platform.
The project consists in providing additional resources mainly in terms of labor costs to:
- Support the transition of CERHIS towards an open source system, with an ultimate goal of reaching a global good status;
- Implement adherence to the HL7 FHIR standards and OpenHIE framework, particularly concerning FHIR standards for claims & reimbursement;
- Adapt the billing module to integrate health insurance management functionalities, working in interoperability with OpenIMIS.