SIFSA partners with eHealth Alive 2016 conference

MEval-SIFSA is participating in the eHealth Alive conference on September 6–7 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will explore eHealth leadership, strategy, and the impact of eHealth activities and innovations in health in southern Africa.

The African Centre for eHealth Excellence (Acfee) and eHealthNews have convened a two-day conference for September 6–7 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to explore eHealth leadership, strategy, and the impact of eHealth activities and innovations in health in southern Africa.

MEASURE Evaluation–Strategic Information for South Africa (MEval-SIFSA) is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project supports the health system in South Africa to produce useful and high-quality information for health policy, planning, and decision making for HIV and related health programmes.

The eHealth Alive conference aims to leverage technology for healthcare innovations centered on the patient and to use quality information to improve patient outcomes and measure service delivery to improve people’s lives. Conference planners intend that participants will interact to gain new perspectives about eHealth in a practical, on-the-ground way, based on their collective experience over the past decade.

MEval-SIFSA will facilitate a session, with three parallel sessions on the second day of the conference.

MEval-SIFSA will focus on best practice for eHealth monitoring and evaluation (M&E), specifically aimed at generating better data to measure progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health. MEval-SIFSA will share its expertise in measuring impact of eHealth initiatives, strengthening health information systems, and building capacity for eHealth that can address gaps and meet new challenges.

A stakeholder’s roundtable moderated by MEval-SIFSA’s Chief of Party, Derek Kunaka, will engage leaders of health information systems on key questions regarding eHealth’s impact and accountability. The discussion of opportunities and lessons for countries will be shared with participants in a post-conference report covering topics such as eHealth governance, models for collaboration, strengthening data use, and improving data quality.

Visit @MEval_SIFSA and see #eHealthALIVE for Twitter updates from the conference.

Read about the conference here.

Read about Derek Kunaka, chief of party for MEval-SIFSA, here.

Read about Rob Allen, eHealth and mHealth Advisor for MEval-SIFSA, here.

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