The African eHealth Forum (AeF) is where Acfee meets it's Advisory Board. Today and tomorrow the Acfee executive board will meet with the advisory board and representatives from two key partner organisations, HISP-SA and GE Healthcare, to discuss African challenges, opportunities and priorities for eHealth to help advance healthier Africans. Read the AeF report.
06 September 2016
eHealthALIVE Southern Africa opens today, run by Acfee, in collaboration with other key partners. Read the report.
30 June 2016
Today Sean met with ANOVA programme managers to explore innovative opportunities for using eHealth to strengthen and enhance their extensive health service interventions.
06 June 2016
Today is Sean’s birthday. It’s also the beginning of an assignment he’s taken on with HISP South Africa, to help steer their extensive range of eHealth and health-strengthening initiatives on a course to success, in a role of Director of ICT. It’s part of a number of activities underway at HISP to strengthen their capacity as they support government and its use of eHealth for better health outcomes.
09 May 2016
Ousmane will be in Durban, South Africa this week speaking at the IST Africa 2016 conference. He's providing an update on Africa Connect. He'll be catching up with the South African Acfee team too.
20 Apr 2016
On Friday 15 April 2016 Sean spoke about eHealth’s opportunities in cardiology at a CPD event in Irene, Pretoria hosted by The Campbell Educational Institute - Crossroads. There was acknowledgement of eHealth's potential to help cardiologists expand their reach, support health workers in the field and allow patient monitoring at home. It was tempered by recognition of the need for initiatives to be designed with care to address issues such as privacy, confidentiality and safety.
16 Apr 2016
Tom is at the Royal Society of Medicine's Innovation Summit. There'll be several eHNA posts following on about the inspirational eHealth and mHealth presented at the event.
Wes’s been hard at work, as usual, with the latest eHNA upgrade. It includes a new service for readers who’ll be able to register to create their personal eHNA page with the topics relevant to their eHealth work.
29 Feb 2016
Lesley is completing the programme for the next African eHealth Forum (AeF). Acfee’s Advisory Board is the core of the event. It’s meeting in Kampala, Uganda in a few months time. Its focus is on two main themes. One’s how to respond to the long-standing challenges. The other’s how should countries incorporate new opportunities, such as IoT, into their eHealth strategies. The report from the previous AeF is Advancing eHealth in Africa.
26 Feb 2016
Sean met a team from the Knut and Alice Wallenborg Foundation from Karolinska Institute and Stellenbosch University in late February. The Foundation wants to hold a roundtable on mHealth in February 2017, and planning’s at the initial stages meeting. It promises to be an important event as mHealth becomes increasingly prevalent across Africa. The Foundation is one of Sweden’s largest research financiers. It was founded on 19 December 1917.
15 Feb 2016
Acfee was at the third Africa Healthcare Summit 2016. They made lots of new friends and came back with some good opportunities. Sean connected with GE’s lead for Africa’s healthcare, Farid Fezoua, and it’s clear that IoT for health investment’s high on GE’s agenda. It’s part of its US$2b dollar IoT programme. This strategic emphasis from GE has extensive implications for Africa’s eHealth strategies.
Sean was in Pretoria today at the eHealth Interoperability Workshop hosted by South Africa’s CSIR, DoH, SAHIA and IHE. It was a well supported, informative exploration of choices and implications of South Africa’s framework for eHealth Strategy and Normative Standards Framework
10 Nov 2015
Acfee’s started inviting African universities to collaborate in its curriculum development work. Seven universities engaged in the discussion so far are from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
14 Oct 2015
Addressing innovation fatigue in our health facilities: how to move eHealth forward was the topic of Sean’s presentation to the Innovation Matters event run by Anova Health Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa. It focused on breakthrough innovations in a dynamic health system.
01 Oct 2015
Tom is leading Acfee’s work with Johns Hopkins University to develop an mHealth economic assessment handbook for use by mHealth implementers in African countries. It’s part-funded by health.enabled.
15 Sep 2015
Sean and Taryn Sprinhall share a common frustration: eHealth events that don’t produce enough benefits. They’ve been talking about Acfee collaborating with South Africa’s eHealth News to create a new permanent annual event “eHealthALIVE”. It’s part of Acfee’s response to the recommendations made by our Advisory Board at the African eHealth Forum in Cape Town in July.
25 Aug 2015
Sean attended in the Deloitte Digital Health Captains of Industryevent and contributed to a panel on Sustainability and Impact
24 Aug 2015
Tonight eHNA v3 was launched. It’s an important step along the road of building a resource to support eHealth professionals interested in improving health outcomes in African countries. It has improved navigation, search and security.
19 Aug 2015
Sean was at the African innovator magazine Round Table held in Johannesburg today. He was part of a panel on Data analysis and business intelligence for healthcare resource planning, panel discussion.
29 Jul 2015
This week Acfee hosted its first dialogue with it’s Advisory Board at the inaugural African eHealth Forum (AeF) in Cape Town. It revealed support for eHealth’s role in health systems strengthening and transformation and a new, extensive list of challenges that need to be addressed to make progress. The meeting report is Advancing eHealth in Africa.
18 May 2015
A series of articles recently run in eHNA on eHealth lessons learned for African countries have been compiled into a growing eBook. It’s available online from Acfee.
12 May 2015
This week USAID’s digital health conference takes place in Malawi. Peter attended to explore ways that Acfee and ANDH can collaborate to advance eHealth in Africa and shared a summary of his insights.
10 May 2015
The WHO’s EHR guideline development work continued in Geneva this week, with Sean and Ousmane part of the working group
23 Apr 2015
Today Sean spoke about closing Africa’s eHealth Regulation Gaps at the District Health Information System (DHIS) conference in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The event was aptly titled 20 years of innovation, from paper to the web and showcased projects and partnerships succeeding with DHIS and DHIS2 in countries across Africa. It’s run by HISP.
20 Mar 2015
Sean was in Cairo, Egypt this week to support a task force developing a regional eHealth Strategy for the WHO Regional Office of the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO). Lessons shared across the wide diversity of African countries proved helpful and encouraging.
26 Mar 2015
Today Sean and Moretlo were in Kenya to speak at the 3rd Annual Mobile Health Africa Congress 2015. Sean talked about mHealth Impact and how to build initiatives that succeed. Moretlo shared her insights on running a telemedicine business in African countries.
17 Mar 2015
Last week Sean and Ousmane joined a team of eHealth experts in Copenhagen to work on developing WHO EHR guidelines
02 Feb 2015
Yuval has begun compiling a series of reviews for health.enabled to support their efforts to provide information and insights on key eHealth topics for African countries
30 Jan 2015
Lesley has been updating African Ministries of Health on the establishment of Acfee and inviting them to participate in an Advisory Board to ensure that Acfee’s activities are well aligned to African countries health priorities.
2 Dec 2014
This week Acfee ran its first think-tank at an olive and wine estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Meetings with partners and Acfee founders confirmed the need for a Centre for eHealth Excellence for Africa and began to outline priorities and a programme of activities.
20 Oct 2014
Today Acfee completed an Economic Evaluation of The Open Medicine South Africa’s (TOMPSA) Mobile Triage App, led by Tom
10 Oct 2014
Acfee has launched it’s eHealth curriculum structure and vision and will now begin reviewing it with universities and other stakeholders
17 Apr 2014
eHNA v2 is now live providing a new look, searchable lists of eHealth People, Initiatives, Organisations and Countries and a monthly newsletter.
01 Jul 2013
eHealth News Africa (eHNA) launched today. It’s a free, daily news digest on issues and events affecting eHealth in African countries.