Abstract: The advent of the world wide web heralds seamless storage, process, retrieval and dissemination of information the world over. The use of the web technology for Healthcare Information Management System has led to effective healthcare delivery by enabling easy and timely access to patients information with little or no cost. Presently, the National Health Insurance Scheme does not have a Centralized Patient Information System for the healthcare centres in Nigeria to access patients information for healthcare delivery. This study proposes a Web-Based Database System of patients information repository for effective and timely access to information when and where it is needed. The design uses the three-tier web model architecture as its underlying technology and presents an architectural design for a Centralized Information Database System. If the system is deployed, it will save time in accessing patients health information and hence, prompt healthcare delivery will be achieved and also open a new trend for the health industries. Apache server, PHP, HTML and MySql was used for the design.
V.V.N. Akwukwuma and C.E. Igodan, 2012. A Framework of a Web-Based Database System for National Health Insurance Scheme. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 11: 7-13.