On February 28, 2017, in Sofia was announced BAIT Awards 2016, and the winners in various categories of the annual competition. Awarding ceremony was held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev.
The winner in Public Administration category is the National Council for prices and reimbursement of medicinеs that presented its new system for e-registers and e-services, built up by consortium “Sirma-LI” (Sirma Solutions and Foundation “Law and Internet”).
Both people and legal entities have access to the public e-portal. Any citizen or a medical institution can obtain information about drugs which are fully or partially paid by the Health Insurance Fund, and which have the lowest price in its category.
Citizens and medical institutions can find out which medications are prescribed to a particular disease, according to the International Classification of Diseases, the recommended daily dose, the drug group and others. The data in e-registers are maintained by the National Council for prices and reimbursement of medicines and updated on a monthly base, providing up to date information for all stakeholders. E-registers are also accessible via mobile devices.
The portal provides 15 types of e-services for the companies that own permits of drug use in Bulgaria. There is a possibility of electronic filing and online check of the status of administrative services, which saves time and is extremely important and convenient for business.
The back office is an Administrative Information System (AIS), based on the intelligent Sirma enterprise platform. It enables employees of the National Council to optimize their workflow and process applications for electronic services received by the portal, as considerably as all off-line requests, using automated workflow management for each service.
AIS serves as a DPMS for all incoming / outgoing correspondence of the National Council, where are processing thousands of documents for citizens, commercial enterprises and other organisations. It also stores files of all internal documents produced by the council staff.
More data, detailed videos for registration, login to the portal and document handling can be found here.