OpenIMIS is an open-source Insurance Management Information System built to improve health financing schemes’ effectiveness in LMIC
The system is designed to produce operational reports to track all activities and the performance of insurance schemes, according to specified criteria. It is used by health insurance funds and ministries of health to manage patient registry, benefit packages, contracted providers, service claims and reimbursement, client feedback, monitoring and reporting, etc.
OpenIMIS is a fully functional, licensed open-source application, compatible with other technologies catering to Universal Health Coverage, such as the national HMIS (DHIS 2) in Tanzania.
Our role and the team
We are working closely with SwissTPH and GiZ in developing and maintaining the system in several countries. Currently we are also responsible for integration of OpenIMIS with CoreMIS.
Centralized web-based application
OpenIMIS is equipped with all basic health insurance management features, such as enrolment, renewals, identification enquiry, contribution collection, claiming, provider payment, and feedback collection.
Applicable to multiple types of schemes
openIMIS can be easily applied to different types of health insurance schemes (community-based, district, regional or national schemes), encompassing different enrolment modalities, benefit packages and provider payment mechanisms.
The system allows quick and cost-effective patient identification with QR codes.
Various installation methods
The application can be installed offline, and synchronized with the central database whenever the internet connection is available, or manually through data storage devices.
The application is available in multiple languages (e. g. English, Kiswahili, Nepali, French). New languages can be easily added.