Published On: Thu, Nov 14th, 2019

National Health Financing in the spotlight on Anguilla

National Health Financing In The Spotlight On Anguilla - BearingPoint

~ BearingPoint sponsored 13th annual conference on health financing initiatives ~

BearingPoint Caribbean looks back on the successful 13th edition of the Caribbean Conference on National Health Financing Initiatives. The event took place in Anguilla from November 6 – 8. This years’ conference was hosted by the Anguilla Social Security Board and covered issues with a focus on ‘Fiscal Space and Sustainability Challenges in Health Financing’. As a gold sponsor, BearingPoint was present along with representatives from 14 Caribbean nations and North America to discuss a range of topics and share knowledge.

During the future-oriented conference, several authorities on the subject held presentations addressing health financing reform and challenges in Caribbean Social Security systems. BearingPoint shared their learnings among attendees about the current implementation of the Multi-Benefit Solution at the Anguilla Social Security Board. This IT project is to improve the efficiency of the social security processes.

This implementation, together with the implementation of the Multi Tax Solution for the Inland Revenue Department Anguilla, is part of an effort of the government of Anguilla to benefit from enhanced collaboration and information sharing within governmental organizations and between government and citizens.

The Anguilla projects are prime examples of the BearingPoint approach to a digital government where different government organizations, services, processes, and portals are joined and integrated into one single window or entry point with a simple and unified online access for citizens and businesses. With the implementation of the IT solutions, that are part of BearingPoint’s Public Services Suite, Anguilla will overcome the complexity of public services, and make them more convenient with a customer-driven service.

After winning the bidding process, BearingPoint Caribbean was brought in to implement the Multi-Benefit Solution (MBS) in April 2019 and to provide guidance on the transition. On October 1st of 2019, BearingPoint Caribbean delivered the first release of the MBS for testing to the SSB. This release encompasses the registrations module, customer accounts, and generic components. The implementation of the Multi Tax Solution at the Inland Revenue Department also started in April 2019 and is well underway with the first release also in the testing phase at the client.

Both projects are coordinated from the BearingPoint office on Sint Maarten. The office serves as a hub and plays an important role in the service delivery to the neighboring islands and other initiatives in the Caribbean region.

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Picture Caption 1: Ms. Shadyra Francisca (BearingPoint Caribbean Associate Director and Country Leader Sint Maarten) joined by (L) Mr. Timothy A. Hodge (Director, Anguilla Social Security Board) and (R) Dr. Irad Potter (Delegate Government British Virgin Islands)

Picture Caption 2: Ms. Shadyra Francisca (BearingPoint Caribbean Associate Director and Country Leader Sint Maarten), (3rdL) Avinash Grootens (BearingPoint Caribbean Managing Director in charge of international business development) and (R) Menno Vinck (BearingPoint Caribbean Senior Manager Consulting) joined by representatives of the Anguilla Social Security Board

About BearingPoint Caribbean:
BearingPoint Caribbean specializes in the digitalization of governments and offers software that makes public services better, faster & smarter. We use our expertise and knowledge to transform Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and developing countries and partner with them to move forward. BearingPoint Caribbean has offices located in Curaçao, the Netherlands, Bonaire, Aruba & St. Maarten. Our team of 100+ highly skilled professionals deliver services to our clients through our international solution center.

National Health Financing In The Spotlight On Anguilla - BearingPoint

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