On August 18th, the Global Digital Health Network convened virtually for the Network’s monthly webinar, a discussion focused on “Built to Last: the Making of Sustainable Human Resources for Digital Health”.
As more countries develop and implement digital health strategies and digital technologies, the challenge of growing and maintaining sustainable capacity to adapt and manage digital health systems continues to be highlighted. This month the Global Digital Health Network was extremely pleased to be hosting several local organizations that are leading and building local capacity for health informatics and digital health in their respective locations. HELINA is the umbrella network organisation for health informatics in Africa. The Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA), Uganda Health Informatics Association (UgHIA) and the Ghana Health Informatics Association (GHIA) are country-level networks of professionals with an interest in development, implementation, and use of digital health solutions in research for health, and for health service delivery. These organisations recruit members from public and private sectors, working for MOH, their partner organisations (development, Implementing and funding organisations), academia and research, private sector and students.
Electronic Health Solutions is an innovative technology-driven, private, non-profit company that effectively provides automated solutions to enhance the quality and efficiency of Jordanian public healthcare services. It is jointly owned by the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Royal Medical Services (RMS), King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), Royal Health Awareness Society, Private Hospitals Association and King Abdulla II Fund for Development. The overarching mission of EHS is to elevate healthcare delivery through technology in Jordan. EHS aims to provide easy access to complete electronic health records for patients of healthcare facilities enrolled in Hakeem program through a designated broadband network.
The goals of this webinar were to:
- Share the vision, strategic objectives, and lessons learned of these health informatics professional network organisations
- Establish mutual relationships with other organisations with interests in developing and strengthening human capacity for health informatics
- Support countries to develop capacity building strategies for digital health that are aligned to their national eHealth strategies and Africa CDC’s yet to be launched plan.
You can find the link to the recording here:
Contact info for HELINA organizations are located within the slides posted below.