Topic > Health Systems and Interventions
Insurance Management Information Systems
A key aspect of implementing insurance solutions has been the design and implementation of insurance processes and supporting insurance information systems. Swiss TPH has designed and implemented an innovative new Insurance Management Information System (IMIS) in three countries employing the use of mobile phones to optimise enrollment, claims, renewal and feedback processes. The solution is free of license costs for the user and thus has allowed for a cost effective implementation model. The IMIS design has shown flexibility to support various insurance models including centralised national (Nepal), decentralised districts based (Tanzania) as well as a church based (Cameroon) models.
Computerised Algorithms for Infant Care
Medical care in many lower income countries is severely compromised by the lack of adequately trained health professionals. Also, the use of medicine, in particular antibiotics is irrational and has led to dangerous drug resistance. A computerised, tablet based decision support system based on the WHO Integrated Management of Childhood diseases had been set up to guide clinical care for children up to 5 years old. The International Committee of the Red Cross has mandated this project which is currently implemented in Afghanistan and Nigeria.
Decision Support for Disease Prevention at Primary Care in Switzerland
Disease prevention and health promotion is an important theme in primary care. When going for a ‘checkup’ at a primary care physician there is a surprisingly wide variation of recommendations for what screening and interventions should be done. This project is built on the latest evidence on which prevention measure has proven effectiveness for particular age groups. An information system linked to the Electronic Medical Record generates relevant scores and individualised graphics for a targeted health coaching.