Netcetera develops key solution for HAAD
Dubai, October 5, 2011
Swiss IT service provider Netcetera said it had developed a major solution for the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) in co-ordination with its branch office in the UAE.
The Knowledge Engine for Health (KEH) solution allows the general health of the population and the overall performance of the healthcare system to be monitored, regulated and improved, the Swiss firm said in a statement.
Netcetera said it utilised a data model to develop the business intelligence solution, which converts electronic claims submitted to health insurance companies by service providers into an analytical database that can be used for general strategic purposes.
The solution will enable HAAD to ensure the quality of medical care in Abu Dhabi, it added.
Netcetera said it has also deployed KEH at the National Health Insurance Company Daman in the emirate.
“Netcetera’s agile deployment of deep expertise has been critical in delivering this demanding solution during a period of rapid health system reform,” explained Dr Philipp Vetter, director of Strategy at the HAAD.
The mature, high-performance business intelligence solution captures electronic data routinely exchanged between healthcare providers and health insurance companies.
The extensive, anonymised data elements on the forms are mapped into a multi-dimensional data cube. This allows the data to be analysed according to diverse needs, he added.
“The design and high quality of the software is such that we now license KEH to payers and providers under an open source agreement, which is proving to be of significant value for our stakeholders.”
Commenting on the success, Jacqueline Duvoisin, managing director, Netcetera Middle East, said, “Our technology expertise and our many years of experience with the Swiss healthcare system were very helpful in the development process.'
'We were able to incorporate this knowledge – the latest technologies and trends – into this project, in particular in the business intelligence environment, and adapt it to the needs of the healthcare system of Abu Dhabi,” she added.
This year again, Netcetera is exhibiting its products and services in the Swiss Pavilion at Gitex, said said.-TradeArabia News Service