Kosovo Health Information System Project - March 2015

Kosovo Health Information System Project

Kosovo Health Information System Project is designed to improve public health and the quality and efficiency of health care service delivery in Kosovo. The objective of the project is to develop a health information software platform, as part of the nationwide integrated Health Information System (HIS), an interoperable system of clinical, public health and health information technology which will implement a nationwide electronic health record system together with other important HIS building components, such as clinical registries, medical decision support, admission-discharge-transfer, billing and public health statistics.

The related tender was launched by the Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation (Lux-Development) and the Kosovo Ministry of Health, on behalf of Project KSV/014 – Health Support Programme in Kosovo, receiving financial support from the governments of the Republic of Kosovo and of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The consortium consisting of VAMED Management and Service GmbH & Co KG, DataSel Bilgi Sistemleri A.Ş., Orion Health Limited and Printec LLC was awarded.

AviCenna is chosen to serve as Nationwide Health Information Management System in Kosovo. The project shall be implemented in four phases. In the first and the most important phase of the project, which is already implemented, the system shall be running at the University of Pristina Children's Hospital in March 2015. The management of 70+ hospitals and health centers’ information all over the country will be handled centrally. The complete project duration is 4 years. As the project completed, more than 4500 users in all health care institutions in Kosovo will be using AviCenna. AviCenna has been serving successfully as National Health Information Management System since 2010 in Palestine, and will re-prove its success again with a new nationwide project in Kosovo.

Brief information about consortium members:

Since 1989, Datasel Bilgi Sistemleri A.Ş. providing Healthcare Information Technology Services. DataSel is one of the biggest healthcare IT providers in Turkey. More than 10 University Hospitals and other 20 public and private hospitals use the Information Systems implemented by DataSel (9000+ active HIS Users and serves 40+ large hospitals and more than 9500 beds). Focusing on Healthcare Informatics, as being well aware of the fact that the solutions DataSel provides play a very significant role in all aspects of the healthcare sector, thus enabling an improved patient-centric service.

Founded in 1982, VAMED has become the leading global provider of a full line of services for hospitals and other health care facilities. The group has implemented 710 projects in 77 countries on four continents. Orion Health develops fully integrated modern healthcare software.

Orion Health has extensive experience in the design and installation of complex systems within demanding healthcare environments. Orion Health products and solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries, used by hundreds of thousands of clinicians, and help facilitate care for tens of millions of patients.

Printec Group of Companies is South East Europe’s leader in transaction automation solutions. The company offers its products, solutions and services in 15 countries in the region.

Under the chairmanship of the Minister of Health, National Council for Health Information System started to work as an institutional body in order to implement the Health Information Strategy www.koha.net. The Project will add tremendous value and enable Kosovo healthcare management to meet the requirements of the era, to reduce costs and to improve quality of health care services. We wish the Project to be beneficial to all Kosovo citizens.

DataSel Bilgi Sistemleri A.Ş.

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