There’s just a week to go before eHealthALIVE2016 kicks off at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg between 6 and 7 September 2016.

This landmark event will host key decision makers from Ministries of Health from across the SADC region, as well as South African provincial and national Departments of Health.

Hosted in collaboration with the African Centre for eHealth Excellence (Acfee), eHealthNews and MEval-SIFSA, and sponsored by HISP, the South African Health Informatics Association (SAHIA), HealthEnabled and Mobenzi, eHealthALIVE2016 is the first of its kind conference dedicated to driving eHealth excellence in Southern Africa.

eHealthALIVE2016 will provide a platform for eHealth luminaries to discuss key topics and hold masterclasses designed to share insights, tools and best practices that attendees can take away and implement.

“Never before has an eHealth event delivered as much public sector representation to explore and discuss the impact of eHealth on the lives of citizens,” said Chairperson at Acfee, Dr Sean Broomhead.

During the event, COO of the South African National Department of Health (SA NDoH), Dr Gail Andrews, will moderate the first Plenary Session Roundtable on Day One about the Building Blocks for a Successful National Health System. She’ll be joined by a panel of local and international experts to discuss the critical building blocks necessary to strengthen health systems, and the role that information and ICT can play in driving health systems transformation.

Chief Director of Health Information, Research and M&E at the SA NDoH, Thulile Zondi, will moderate a Roundtable with leaders from Ministries of Health from across the SADC region, who will share candid insights and lessons learned from the development and implementation of national eHealth strategies.

Director of Health Information Systems at the SA NDoH, Mbulelo Cabuko, will be joining the two-part Masterclass in Standards and Interoperability (IOP), in which a panel of IOP experts from South Africa and global standards bodies will discuss how to use IOP concepts to improve the impact of your initiatives.

After lunch on Day Two there will be a Stakeholder Engagement Roundtable Q&A session, where senior eHealth decision makers will answer questions on the development of eHealth strategies and their implementation. Panellists will include government officials and other experts from South Africa, Ghana and Uganda.

Parallel workshops will also give attendees the  opportunity to get closer to projects currently underway, taking a deep dive into topics such as MomConnect, Interoperability, Big Data Analytics, IoT and Cloud, measurement and accountability, and DHIS use-cases from three countries.

Visit the eHealthALIVE website for a full speaker and programme line-up. There are only a few tickets left, so get yours now!

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