Steven Wanyee Macharia, is a digital health specialist with over 25 years experience at the “frontlines” of implementing digital health solutions in Low to Medium Income Countries (LMICs) to support research for health and healthcare service delivery. He has led key initiatives and implementations by providing technical leadership in conceptualizing and architecting, developing and deploying, supporting and maintaining digital health solutions mainly powered by digital global goods across more than 15 countries in Africa. These include; Person, Community and Clinic level data systems including Electronic Health Records, Personal Health Records, mHealth applications; Public health management data systems such as Health Management Information Systems, Health surveillance such as Pharmacovigilance monitoring and reporting systems; Research for health systems including clinical trials registries; Health Information Exchange system such as OpenHIE. Additionally, he has extensively supported multiple countries particularly in Africa through their Ministries of Health to develop strategies, policies, standards and guidelines for digital health. Globally, he continues to work, partner and collaborate with leading multi-agency donor and development organizations including WHO, World Bank, USAID, CDC, GIZ, DFiD among others. He serves on several global informatics initiatives including the Digital Health and Interoperability Working Group of the Health Data Collaboratives mechanism, Working Groups led by WHO’s Department of Digital Health and Innovation. He is the Secretary of the Health Informatics in Africa (HELINA); Founder Secretary General of the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA); Board Member of the OpenMRS Inc. Board of Directors, and Member of the OpenHIE Architecture Advisory Board; Member of the Health Advisory Board of Safaricom, the largest and most popular Mobile Network Operator in the region. Steven is a holder of a Masters degree in software engineering and post graduate diploma in health informatics from University of Liverpool, UK, and the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He is currently a PhD Student in Health Informatics and Digital Health at the University of Nairobi’s School of Computing and Informatics and undertaking various innovative digital health projects at the Center for Health Informatics and Digital Health (CI-DH).
He has led more than two dozen digital health initiatives and projects as described in more detail here. One of his latest and exciting initiatives is Afya Moja, a revolutionary digital health passport that seeks to place the consumer at the center of healthcare.
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