National Health Insurance module for Yaresa mobile health application

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2016-04
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Assan, George Esiful
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As a middle income country, Ghana has made formidable strides in improving health care delivery in the country. Notable among them is the introduction of the Community Health and Planning Services system. This system was adopted to increase access to and use of health care services by setting up health centers known us CHPS zones in the remote communities where it is particularly difficult for Ghanaians to receive proper and timely medical attention. These health centers are manned by few trained healthcare officers whose tasks are not limited to just providing health care to patients but involve book keeping, report drafting and a number of other more administrative tasks which takes a lot of time away from providing actual health care services to patients. One such task identified by health officers is the preparation of NHIS insurance claims. An ongoing Mobile Health project for CHPS zones has been developing an application to assist health officers in performing some of these tasks. However this does not include preparation of NHIS insurance claims which provides the basis for the project that this report discusses. The aim of the project is to provide functionality to the existing Mobile Health application that facilitates the preparation of NHIS insurance claims.
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Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Scienceation Systems, April 201
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Ghana, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Yaresa, health insurance claims
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