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.
The current governance structure is equated to the leadership which is provided by 3 elective positions of a Chairman, Secretary General, and Treasurer. These positions are deputized through elected office bearers.
A team of five elected officials provide distributed but coherent support to the leadership team. These officials are intended to provide specialized focus to various technical, administrative and strategic operations and interests of KeHIA.
This team is therefore ultimate authority in the conduct of KEHIAs affairs and it represents the entire membership of KeHIA. The term of office is currently set to a three year period.
Dr. Martin Osumba