Nigeria: graduates develop app for national health insurance scheme


Two graduate students from the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola have developed an app for the national health insurance scheme (NHIS).

According to The Vanguard the software engineering graduates developed the app in an effort to improve the delivery of healthcare insurance services in their community.

According to reports Emmanuel Zidafamor and Samuel Ubaneche took inspiration from the experience of the operations of staff and devised a solution.

The app, Patient Experience (NHIS PATEXP), manages a database of the NHIS and integrates all patients involved in the delivery of services utilising ICT.

The graduates had to come up with solutions to problems in their communities and impact the community positively.

Samuel Ubaneche, co-founder of NHIS PATEXP says the app will address multiple issues that the healthcare insurance sector deals with. ‘The system also streamlines drug pricing, reporting and billing to their associated health management organisations,’ say Samuel.

The graduates applauded the AUN for the knowledge they have acquired, which resulted in the creation of the NHIS PATEXP app. The app was developed as a final year senior design project (SDP), which has been a success. Samuel and Emmanuel are responsible for training users, installing and maintaining the system.

This story was sourced from the IT News Africa website.


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