OSHIA goes digital, organises training for healthcare providers

In it’s proactive move towards digitalization, the Osun Health Insurance Agency (OSHIA) commenced a comprehensive four-day capacity-building training for healthcare providers across the State.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the training held in Osogbo on Monday, the Executive Secretary, Osun State Health Insurance Agency, Dr. Rasaq Akindele disclosed that the Agency is automating its system fully and the training is aimed at reducing paper works and hard copies to the bearest minimum.

Dr. Akindele said, “The purpose of this training is because we are automating our system fully and we want to make sure that the era of brining paper works and hard copies to the agencies by the service providers are reduced to a bearest minimum.

“We are organising the training for all the medical directors of hospitals that work with OSHIA on how to use the application. From the time a patient presents in the hospital to the time such patient is investigated and treated, it’s going to be fully automated. As they are doing it from their own end, we will be seeing from our own office.

“Even when the patient is referred, the referral code is generated automatically online and when such patient gets to referral hospital, the treatment continues from where it stopped. Claims management is also going to be automated, once it’s sent online, within forty-eight hours, the money will be paid.

“We are equipping medical directors from partner hospitals with the necessary skills to effectively utilize our application. This automation will streamline patient care, referral processes, and claims management.”

In his remarks, the software developer, Omotoyosi Ogundairo highlighted the application’s user-friendly interface, stating that the training is focus on simplifying administrative tasks.

“Our goal is to empower healthcare providers with the knowledge to seamlessly navigate the application, minimizing the burden of paperwork and expediting the claims process,” said Ogundairo.

Dr. Shekinat Oyebamiji, one of the participants, commended OSHIA’s initiative in organizing the training, emphasizing its timeliness in acquainting healthcare providers with the new automated system.

She encouraged other participants to leverage the training opportunity to enhance their skills and adapt to the evolving healthcare landscape.

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