Kenya Health Informatics Association
The Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA) is a professional society legally registered by the Government of Kenya to promote the development and practice of biomedical informatics in Kenya solely aimed at continuous improvement of access to, and affordability of quality of healthcare services delivered to Kenyans.
KeHIA comprises of professionals drawn from the fields of medicine, information technology, computer science, public health, bioethics & law among others. Majority of its members are drawn from within Kenya with a growing number joining from outside Kenya.
KeHIA is well placed to strengthen the health partnerships required to promote optimal utilisation of Information, Communication (ICT) and Technology in the public and private health sectors in Kenya. Healthcare ICT is relatively a new intervention and investment across the world and particularly in Kenya, and therefore, one of KeHIA's primary interests is to provide actionable evidence to inform decisions about what, when and how to invest ICT in healthcare services delivery in Kenya.
KeHIA is committed to providing well independently researched, quality evidence-informed expert opinions and advice to inform investments in biomedical informatics development, implementation and meaningful use.
Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
KeHIA has a deep interest to revolutionalize the data culture in Kenya with a key goal of significantly increasing the (meaningful) use of health data in Kenya.