February 2018 Network Meeting Presentation

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ATH Consulting, Izhar Mahjoub, discussed ATH’s digital health transformation projects and programs in Tunisia, along with Advisor of the Minister for eHealth of Tunisia, Helmi Ismail, who spoke on the current state of healthcare in the country and Carl Fourie of Jembi Health Systems who shared related learning from implementation via a technical vendor's perspective.



Tunisia has a history of advanced medical services in Africa and through investment/support from global institutions, is positioned to become a center of excellence in inpatient, outpatient, telemedicine, and medical tourism.  However, the global push for data driven medicine and international standards for quality healthcare will require much effort of health providers and the Ministry of Health to meet these needs. ATH Consulting (ATH), an international firm focused on healthcare digital transformation programs with particular expertise in interoperability standards, is working to bring the highest level of quality and standards of healthcare to Tunisia. 



Through partnering with leading international organizations such as JEMBI, IHE and HIMSS, ATH is helping Tunisia’s Ministry of Health understand and implement international quality and data standards. ATH is also the first African company in the HIMSS certified consultant program and its HIMSS analytics certified consultants are conducting DIAM certifications in Tunisia. ATH further provides training on health informatics (HL7, IHE interoperability process, etc) for both private and public organizations and is working with PCHA on certification programs for connected devices in Tunisia.



This event was hosted the USAID Flagship Maternal and Child Survival (MCSP) Program at Jhpiego's office in Dupont Circle.