ICT4Health conference keynote address

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Sep 142012

GeHCs CEO delivers keynote address at ICT4Health conference in Cape Town, South Africa

GeHCs CEO, Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam, delivered a keynote address at the ICT4Health Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The South African Medical Research Council hosted the inaugural ICT4Health Conference on September 12 – 13, 2012. This meeting followed on the success of the annual Telemedicine and eHealth Conference and has evolved to include other key role-players in this exciting space.

This conference brought together over 160 thought leaders in government, academia, industry, private sector, providers and non-profit organizations from across the ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of information and communication technologies in healthcare. Prof Kwankam’s address titled “Beyond a national eHealth strategy: Structures for strategy implementation” identified five key structures that not only need to exist, but must work in close collaboration for successful implementation of the newly approved nation eHealth strategy of South Africa. He shared the podium with the Chairman of the MRC Board, and the chairman of the MTN Foundation, a major sponsor of Telemedicine and mHealth program at the MRC.

For more information visit http://www.ict4health.org.za .