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What is the openIMIS software?

openIMIS is an open-source software tool for the digitalisation and efficient management of health financing workflows. Currently being used to manage a variety of health protection schemes in Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and Tanzania, openIMIS offers seamless connections between beneficiaries, health service providers and payers. Without licensing fees!


How does my organisation benefit from using the openIMIS software?

  • Digitalize paper work
  • Optimize process performance and transparency
  • Avoid cumbersome excel tables
  • Save resources - no need for a commercial software package.
  • Benefit from a global good

Which business case does openIMIS address?

The users of openIMIS are institutions paying for health care, e.g. health insurance funds or ministries of health.

  • Contribution to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Social Protection.
    More and more countries worldwide are aiming to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as well as Universal Social Protection (USP) for their populations. openIMIS contributes to advancing the UN Agenda 2030 of Leaving No One Behind by addressing the SDGs 1,3,9,10,16 & 17.
  • Enable Strategic Purchasing
    openIMIS is flexible and customizable for health systems moving towards UHC and strategic purchasing of services. By linking patient and provider data, it allows digital information flows and processing.
  • Apply different Health Financing scenarios
    • Health insurances schemes
    • National Health Systems (tax funded)
    • Output based financing: RBF and P4P
    • Voucher schemes

What are the key features of the openIMIS software?

The software helps to manage:

  • Membership/ patient registry
  • Benefit packages (services and prices)
  • Contracted providers
  • Service claims and reimbursement
  • Client feedback
  • Monitoring and reporting

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