United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 24 January, 2012: His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director-General of the DHA announced that Dubai will start electronic claiming for insurance with the Government of Dubai Employee Health insurance program known as “Enaya” and that a tender for this has been awarded to Dimensions Health solutions, the agreement was signed today at the Arab health congress.
The move will ensure that claims for all 100000 government employees who use Enaya insurance will now be electronic. In future, once the mandatory health insurance for the Emirate is implemented, e-claims will be the tool for insurance claims and this electronic system will be applicable for the Emirate of Dubai.
Al Murooshid said, “E- claims is one of the key strategic initiatives for the health sector, it will regulate health insurance, provide information necessary for planning and development and will ultimately improve the quality of service in the Emirate”
His Excellency Awad Al Kitbi, the Chairman of Dimensions Health Solutions said: “It is our pleasure to work with the DHA on such a strategic project and provide a state –of-the art electronic health claims solution for the Emirate”
His Excellency Khalid Al Sheikh Mubarak, Deputy Director-General of the DHA and the chairman of the supreme IT committee that awarded the project said, “We have examined a number of proposals, Dimensions have been selected because their offer matched our aspiration in developing a comprehensive electronic health system”
The first phase of the project is expected to start in few months with “Enaya” and then the system will role out to all insurance plans in the Emirate.
Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, Director of Health Funding Department at the DHA said, “With the implementation of this system, all health insurance claims will be managed electronically, this will reduce abuse and give the DHA a real time visibility of health spending, it will also allow the development of a strategy based on true utilization of healthcare data and will facilitate proper long term planning for the Emirate’s healthcare needs.
Al Yousuf added, “Health claims are currently done manually, which means healthcare provides send the claims to the insurance companies and it takes time to get complete data of claims. Now, all claims for the Enaya insurance scheme will to be submitted electronically and eventually this will be applicable for all insurance plans in the Emirate.”
He added that for all entities this project is cost-free and hassle-free. He said, “ We will provide all healthcare providers in the Emirate of Dubai will the requisite training in electronic claiming. This project is the beginning of a comprehensive electronic healthcare system and puts Dubai in the lead in the region.”
He added that the mandatory health insurance scheme for the Emirate of Dubai is in the final stages of development and will be implemented shortly, once implemented, all insurance claims for the Emirate of Dubai will become electronic.