The Egyptian General Authority for Healthcare announced the completion of the activation of digital transformation systems in 106 healthcare facilities within the first phase of the universal health insurance system, in the governorates of (Port Said, Luxor, Ismailia), as they are the first governorates to launch the universal health insurance system.
The statement of the General Authority for Healthcare (GAHC) said that the digital transformation systems were activated in 41 healthcare facilities in Port Said governorate.
While the digital transformation systems were activated in 42 healthcare facilities in Luxor, as well as 23 healthcare facilities in which the digital transformation systems were activated in Ismailia governorate, with a total of 92 family medicine units and centers, in addition to 14 hospitals in the three governorates.
GAHC drew attention to the strategic objectives to support information systems and the digital transformation within the authority, which is based on two main axes (information infrastructure, and comprehensive health insurance automation applications), in all governorates of the General Authority for Healthcare, which includes the governorates of “Port Said, Luxor, Ismailia” until Now, it will extend to the rest of the republic’s governorates in conjunction with the phased implementation of the universal health insurance system, respectively.
And the authority’s statement continued, that the first axis is concerned with supporting the information infrastructure of the headquarters of the General Authority for Healthcare, main, subsidiary, and regional, as well as all healthcare facilities affiliated with the authority in the governorates, and is based on providing a hosting environment for everyone who automates the laboratory and radiology systems, within all healthcare facilities affiliated with the authority in the governorates.
In order to achieve integration between the universal health insurance system and the healthcare service providers in all the facilities affiliated with the authority.
With regard to supporting information systems and the digital transformation system within the authority, universal health insurance automation applications have been circulated in all governorates of the General Authority for Healthcare, which include 4 main applications, namely, the laboratory information systems (LIS), and the picture archiving and communication system for storing x-ray images and writing the report RIS/PACS The internal departments of the hospital, and finally the claims management system for setting up a mechanism for the automated linking of electronic claims with the universal health Insurance authority (UHIA), which achieves integration among all UHIA affiliated facilities.
The statement pointed out that the digital transformation contributes to linking all the medical services received by the citizen within the primary care centers and units of the authority and hospitals in the governorates, whether in Port Said, Luxor or Ismailia, which ensures that all patient data is saved on their electronic files, and contributes to making an electronic health record that contains the patient history for all beneficiaries.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Sobky, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Healthcare, Assistant Minister of Health and Population and General Supervisor of the universal Health Insurance Project, confirmed that through these applications, the process automation is achieved internally between hospital departments and all healthcare facilities affiliated to the authority in the governorates.
and externally through streamlining operations and achieving the interoperability between GAHC and UHIA, as GAHC is the authority entrusted with providing the healthcare service and the UHIA as the service payer, noting that the digital transformation systems and service automation have been developed within all facilities affiliated to the Authority, accelerate the pace of work and make data more accurate and specific, This will contribute to supporting the automated digital systems for the universal health insurance project as a whole.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Healthcare added that the mechanization of health services is the nucleus of digital transformation in the new universal health insurance system, and it ensures that all customers receive medical services of the highest quality without any obstacles facing them and with ease.
Pointing out that the necessary infrastructure is being established. For the digital transformation of the healthcare facilities in the various governorates as the main tool for providing health services to the beneficiaries of universal health insurance, so that the Health Care Authority becomes the first digital smart authority in providing the service to facilitate the beneficiaries to match that with international quality standards in the provision healthcare services.