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CMA awards contract for Dhamani electronic platform to Infoline

23 Sep 2020

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) on Wednesday announced that it had concluded the contract to establish the Dhamani electronic platform with Omani IT solutions provider Infoline LLC in collaboration with its strategic partner IQVIA.

Dhamani is the electronic platform for the exchange of health information, claims settlement, funds transfer, requests for approvals and verification and checking insurance coverage between the parties in the insurance relationship and the regulators and supervisors.

The tender documents for the Dhamani platform contract were prepared after studying the needs of the local market through meetings with stakeholders such as insurance companies, health service providers, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour and Public Authority for Social Security, the CMA said in a press statement.

The Dhamani platform is considered one of the five key-steps designed by the CMA in collaboration with the concerned entities in the preparatory stage for the implementation of the compulsory health insurance scheme for the employees of the private sector, residents and visitors.

As per the CMA statement, the implementation of Dhamani platform will be in phases due to the size of the technical and operational requirements. 

The first phase will commence after signing the contract and will continue for nine months. This phase includes building the platform and linking it to the government entities concerned with the health insurance schemes, insurance companies and health services providers for online exchange of health insurance transactions.

The second phase, which will take eight months to be implemented, will include electronic payment features, verification of insurance coverage and data storage. 

Finally, the third phase will also continue for eight months and is related to training of the parties of the insurance relationship and government entities on the system components and work methods.

The Dhamani platform would take nearly 25 months to be completed and fully implemented.

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