NHIF'S COMPUTER SYSTEM TO BE READY IN ABOUT THREE MONTHS
The integrated information system of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) will be completed in at least 3 months, Vasko Kolev, Director General of the Bulgarian office of AremisSoft Corporation - the company implementing the project's first two stages - announced on December 19. He added that the company would not be paying compensation for the several-month delay of the work on the system as it was not AremisSoft's fault, but was caused by the changes in the Bulgarian health care system. The project, whose implementation began in the beginning of 2000, includes the establishment of an integrated information system, unifying the individual sections of the NHIF with the hospitals and practicing doctors and dentists. The contract with the NHIF for the first and second stage is worth USD3.9MN and not USD37.5MN, Mike Preston, International Operations Director of AremisSoft International/Healthcare, specified.