General Authority for Healthcare Accreditation and Regulation (GAHAR) has discussed with the Ministry of communication the application of digitization of the new comprehensive health insurance system.
In a step to ease the registration of all medical firms and citizens in a single database, GAHAR has decided to drive digitization across medical sectors and push for universal healthcare and cross-industry collaborations.
GAHAR in a partnership with a well-known global telecommunication firm in Egypt and the Ministry of communication announced that it would join the Egyptian digital health network to launch its services via the Comprehensive Health Insurance System platform by October.
“We pay great attention to accelerating the implementation of digital transformation and comprehensive health insurance system in our institution,” the President of the General Authority for Accreditation and Health Control Ashraf Ismail said.
He said the development of GAHAR services comes as part of the administrative reform, which aims to connect digital health stakeholders with both the local and global medical institutions.
“We have cooperated with the Information and Communications Ministry to render the project successful,” he noted. “We aim to ensure integrity, transparency, and justice in the distribution of healthcare services in line with the current strategies of the nation.”
Ismail’s remarks came during a meeting which gathered the Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Khaled Attar, and the representative of the telecommunication firm as well as a number of the cadres of the institution.
During this meeting, they also underlined the importance of completing the installation of electronic equipment of the institution’s departments.
They also pointed out that this partnership aims to enhance health services for citizens and digitization mechanisms, which will improve the work environment for healthcare service providers and facilitate citizens’ access to health services in its different and various facilities.