East Africa’s inaugural E-Health conference is scheduled to take place from the 22nd -26th June 2015.
The event themed ‘Enhancing Universal Healthcare through e-health’, bringing together key decision makers and stakeholders from across the various Medical, Health, Technology, Governmental, Corporate, Financial, Education and Developmental sectors, this is aimed at delivering rapid results in the journey towards realization of functioning E-Health programs in the region.
An initiative of Kenya’s Ministry of Health in partnership with key stakeholders, the E-health Conference 2015 will involve a series of 4-day plenary sessions and cluster styled working groups, each focusing on key areas of the E-Health agenda.
In the efforts to foster maximized participation, the E-Health Conference has pioneered in creating the regions. Implementation of the internet based chat rooms and live streaming has been integrated to ensure delegates and interested participants will be able to participate online in the real time throughout the duration of the conference.
The conference is expected to draw over 500 delegates from East Africa and across the world with another 5,000 participating through the interactive digital platforms.
“This is an exciting time for the industry as we will be making E-Health a reality by synching all the traditional elements of conferencing into our digital platforms” notes Delano Kiilu, Conference Coordinator.
“The conference will immerse delegates in an atmosphere of the digital e-health future that will be actualized as a reality in the form of actions and key deliverables as declared at the conclusion of the conference” states Onesmus Kamau, Head of E-Health at MOH.
Digital elements of the E-Health conferencing experience have been applied to Delegate registration and Conference participation. ”We have created a phone application that will enable delegates to follow and participate in discussions in other cluster apart from the ones they’ll be currently in” Says Anne Barsigo, Deputy Head of E-Heath at MOH. “To keep the conversation at the top of everyone’s minds, we have also created an on-line radio channel dedicated to discussing E-Health issues as well as numerous social media platforms for open participation. “She adds. “It is our goal that the realization of a vibrant E-Health sector will bring widespread benefits across the board, from provision of healthcare, ICT, employment and national economies at large.”
Investors and stakeholders are currently being engaged in E-Health familirization, as fervent preparation for this pivotal summit are under way.
For more information logon to http://www.e-healthconference.or.ke