Palladium Digital Health Workshop

  THURSDAY, 5 October 2017

 Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Palladium presents a workshop on digital health which will discuss policy & governance around digital health and how it will improve service delivery and clinical outcomes

The Health Act 2017 and its implications for digital health regulations and investments

Overview

This workshop offers opportunities for participants to fully understand the regulatory environment for digital health in Kenya as articulated in the new law, the Kenya health Act 2017. Apart from making e-health a formally recognized mode of health service delivery, the Act makes robust provisions around different aspects of digital health and the imperative towards an integrated health information system in Kenya.

Key learning objectives:

  • Private health providers and suppliers understand health sector ICT regulatory environment and hence minimize risk exposure arising from non-compliance with the laws guiding confidentiality, privacy, information exchange
  • Public sector leaders understand the new imperative for integrated health information systems and identify opportunities for collaboration and investment working in partnership with the private sector providers and suppliers 

Facilitator

Achim Chiaji is the Associate Director for HIS Governance and Leadership in the USAID funded HIGDA Project led Palladium in Kenya. Achim has over 12 years’ experience in public sector health systems strengthening, governance, institutional management and advocacy. He has held various senior positions within the Government of Kenya, international NGOs and the private sector.

Achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals through a provider & program focused digital health design & implementation

Overview

Kenya’s Health sector has several challenges, a number of these challenges revolves around gaps in quality of care due to inadequate human resource capacity, inefficiencies in service delivery due to lack of automation and inadequate strategic information to support program planning and monitoring. The results of these inefficiencies include inadequate quality of care that impact on clinical outcomes and unnecessary expenditures on information collection. Implementation of clinician centered digital solutions have the potential to introduce efficiencies and quality in care to HIV patients and introduce time and cost-saving advantages to program teams in generation of evidence for clinical and program decisions. This session will show how this can and has been done to improve clinical decisions and programmatic outcomes.

Key learning objectives:

  • How optimal EMR design can integrate into the clinical workflow to improve clinical decisions and adherence to treatment guidelines
  • The role of digital health in efficient generation and dissemination of strategic information to support program planning and improve clinical & program outcomes

Facilitator

  • Dr. Jacob Odhiambo is a Medical Doctor with post graduate training in Field epidemiology and Laboratory Management. Dr. Odhiambo has 13 years’ experience in the health sector with practical experience in clinical care & HIV service delivery, health facility management, HIV program management and health strategic information management. He is the clinical advisor and deputy project director for the Palladium Kenya HMIS project. The Kenya HMIS project is a PEPFAR funded project that is responsible for the development and implementation of Health Information Systems for the HIV sub-sector in Kenya.
  • Wamathaga is a clinician by training with with seven years of hands-on clinical experience in chronic disease management of HIV and Diabetes, with interests in health information systems (Design, Deployment and Use) Over the past ten years he has provided support to various PEPFAR funded HIV programs doing Care and Treatment in which he provided support in program Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) deployment and technical support to build capacity of M&E staff to use appropriate data collection and monitoring tools to capture data for evidence based decision making.

Palladium Workshop Registration Closed

The Palladium Workshop at Medic East Africa is FREE TO ATTEND.

Kindly note that online registration is now closed. You can still register onsite at the venue from 3 – 5 October 2017 at the Visa Oshwal Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

REGISTRATION & EXHIBITION TIMINGS:

Tuesday, 3 October: 10am-6pm
Wednesday, 4 October: 10am-6pm
Thursday, 5 October: 10am-5pm

We look forward to welcoming you at the show.

Regards,

The Medic East Africa Team