The National Department of Health (NDoH) issued a tender for the design, testing and implementation of an ICD-10 Browser for use by the South African health sector.

The NDoH invited bids from qualified Service Providers (SP) with technical expertise in the fields of IT, software development, healthcare coding systems – especially the ICD-10 coding system, to develop the ICD-10 Browser.

On April 10th a compulsory briefing session was held by the NDoH at the Civitas building in Pretoria, where interested parties were briefed about the DoH’s requirements for the ICD-10 Browser. The successful SP will have to design, create and populate the databases for the browser, train users and test and implement the browser. The bid includes the implementation at pilot sites across various provinces with various ICT platforms.

The SA ICD-10 Browser will be an electronic system that has both online and offline capabilities to store, retrieve and download the ICD-10 SA Master Industry Table (MIT). The system will also allow online registration of users for the purpose of monitoring and reporting.

The SA ICD-10 MIT is an electronic version of the ICD-10 codes and is the South African standard that must be used as the basis for all ICD-10 coding in South Africa.

The ICD-10 Browser will ensure the South African healthcare industry is provided with an electronic product that contains the latest ICD-10 information from the WHO as well as information unique to South Africa.

The closing date for applications is April 28th 2014.

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