The South African Healthcare Informatics Association (SAHIA) has come on-board as a show sponsor for eHealthALIVE2016, a conference dedicated to driving eHealth excellence in Southern Africa and hosted in collaboration with the African Centre for eHealth Excellence (Acfee), eHealthNews and MEval-SIFSA.

eHealthALIVE2016 will be taking place at the Sandton International Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6 to 7 September 2016, where eHealth luminaries will be giving talks and holding masterclasses designed to share insights, tools and best practices that attendees can take away and implement.

SAHIA is a longstanding proponent of the benefits of efficient information management in healthcare and a member of the Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), a worldwide organisation that enables users and developers of information technology for healthcare to achieve interoperability of systems.

SAHIA will be leading an interactive Q&A session as part of the two-part Interoperability (IOP) Masterclass whereby the audience is invited to pose questions to an expert panel about how to best achieve interoperability within the local context. The panel comprises of leaders in IOP locally and abroad, including Charles Parisot from GE Healthcare representing IHE, Matthew Chetty from CSIR Meraka Institute, Dr Sean Broomhead from Acfee, Clive Daniell from SAHIA, and international representatives from IHE and IHTSDO.

“eHealthALIVE2016 is all about aligning stakeholders in the Southern African eHealth sector with a view to achieving meaningful progress. We are excited to be part of an initiative to rally efforts to harness informatics technology for the betterment of healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Vice President of SAHIA, Clive Daniell.

Editor at eHealthNews, Taryn Springhall, added: “The broader objectives of SAHIA to support the maturity of healthcare through the effective use of eHealth are closely aligned with ours, and we’re looking forward to working with them to facilitate results-driven eHealth discussions and workshops.”

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