The 1st DHARC bootcamp activity was hosted at JKUAT from 10th July 2017 to 31st July 2017
During the execution of the HIGDA project COHES DHARC team successfully supported the 1st Boot Camp organized by College of Health Sciences (CoHES) in collaboration with other JKUAT Directorates, though HIGDA project.
HIGDA – DHARC team successfully supported the 1st Boot Camp organized by College of Health Sciences (CoHES) in collaboration with other JKUAT Directorates, though HIGDA project.
Universities have a duty and responsibility to equip students with academic capacity to effectively solve problems and develop innovative solutions that ultimately improves our environment and better quality of life.
Thus, the bootcamp activity will expose students to NHIS components hence institutionalizing a community of NHIS interoperability experts who can sustain in-country support on design, development and maintenance of NHIS components across National, County and implementing Partners health systems.
The process attracted 53 applicants, with 35 participant’s turnouts on the 1st day of the bootcamp. Due to budget constrains the DHARC target was 30 participants hence a competence test was done aligned to the resource materials shared.
The DHARC team also invited the following partners (UoN, KeHMIS-palladium, Amref Health Africa, JSI and Intrahealth) for theme setting.
HIGDA intended to establish, institutionalize and operationalize the Digital Health Applied research Centre (DHARC) by facilitating series of targeted Hackathons and boot camps that would inform large-scale digital health initiatives and thus foster Testing, innovation and build a community of in county experts with economic growth within Kenya and regionally on digital healthcare ecosystem.
The bootcamp4health themes consisted of relevant technical session facilitated by partner representatives from IntraHealth and AMREF who graced the bootcamp4health orientation session during week 1.
The bootcamp4health participants constituted of university students currently undertaking bachelor’s courses in Health Information Systems, Computer Science, GIS, statistics and Public Health.
Bootcamp4health Innovation themes:
Student grouped in teams, innovatively designed health information artifacts with potential for real case implementation and support of ongoing in country efforts to strengthen health information systems.
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