There are just over four weeks to go until the inaugural eHealthALIVE2016 event takes place at the 

Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6 to 7 September 2016.

Hosted in collaboration with the African Centre for eHealth Excellence (Acfee), eHealthNews and MEval-SIFSA, and sponsored by the South African Health Informatics Association (SAHIA) and HISP, 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.

Over the two day event attendees will hear from keynote speakers representing government, academia and the private sector on important healthcare issues. President of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Prof Glenda Gray, will deliver a keynote address on today’s health needs that eHealth must address and General Manager at the Praekelt Foundation, Debbie Rogers, and Technical Assistant to the National Department of Health, Dr Peter Barron, will talk about how mHealth is creating access to healthcare as well as opportunities to realise personalised healthcare for individuals in Southern Africa.

There will also be Round Table discussions on personalised health, connectivity and National eStrategies led by expert panellists from across the sub-Saharan region.

There will also be a number of much anticipated masterclasses which will see Assistant Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr Amnesty LeFevre, talking to Ministries of Health from across the SADC region about lessons learned and strategies going forward; as well as a two-part Interoperability (IOP) masterclass where the audience will be given the opportunity to pose questions to an expert panel about how to best achieve interoperability within the local context. The panel comprises of leaders in IOP locally and abroad, including Charles Parisot from GE Healthcare representing IHE, Matthew Chetty from CSIR Meraka Institute, Dr Sean Broomhead from Acfee, Clive Daniell from SAHIA, and international representatives from IHE and IHTSDO.

Tickets are selling fast so get yours today. For additional information about eHealthALIVE2016, contact or visit to stay up to date with programme developments.

About eHealthALIVE

eHealthALIVE2016 is a joint initiative by the African Centre for eHealth Excellence (Acfee) and eHealthNews (EHN). eHealthALIVE2016 is an opportunity to understand eHealth in a practical, on-the-ground way and harness the collective experience built up over the last decade to accelerate the goal of transforming healthcare for the good of patients and the people who deliver health services.

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About African Centre for eHealth Excellence

African Centre for eHealth Excellence (Acfee) is founded on the belief in eHealth’s role in creating healthier Africans, stronger healthcare systems and better professional experiences for health workers. Acfee supports health systems strengthening and transformation by developing eHealth capacity and leadership throughout Africa. They achieve this through its Discover, Learn, Lead initiatives that deal with many aspects of eHealth, helping people to move their initiatives forward through learning, teaching, research, publications, leadership and partnerships with key stakeholders.

Acfee is a non-profit organisation based in South Africa. It’s self-funded through its African collaborations. 

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About eHealthNews

eHealthNews (EHN) is SA’s leading source of eHealth news and opinion. EHN is a reputable, independent platform founded on strong media ethics, objectivity and thorough insight of the eHealth industry, locally and abroad.

EHN’s reach of eHealth and healthcare professionals, tech entrepreneurs and decision makers in the public and private sector continues to grow as they deliver on their goal to reduce the silos that exists within healthcare and stimulate the market by sharing relevant, interesting news and related content.

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