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openIMIS Steering Group Meeting: Interoperability and business-models of a digital public good in health & social protection
openIMIS, is an open source software that helps managing health financing and social protection schemes. It presents a digital solution to process complex data in health and social protection, on stakeholders involved and interactions between them. Thus, openIMIS supports countries in their efforts towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Universal Social Protection (USP). Since Sep 2021 it is listed in the digital public goods registry. openIMIS, has been implemented in 8 countries (Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Mauritania, Niger, Nepal and United Republic of Tanzania) for 12 schemes, covering more than 8.1 million beneficiaries.
During the Steering Group Meeting participants can learn about the interoperability of the software in diverse country and use case settings, presented by several openIMIS implementer teams (session I). Beyond the scope of openIMIS, looking also at other open source solutions, business models will be discussed that show what makes the uptake of open source solutions in health and social protection attractive for implementer and developer teams (session II).