A convergence meeting is where national implementers, stakeholders, and international digital health experts can come together to share experiences, outline national digital health needs, align them with the available resources, and closely collaborate with stakeholders for resource mobilization. The process is designed to be general and universal in many respects and, therefore, flexible enough for adaptation to the country’s needs.

The Sri Lanka College of Health Informatics (SLCHI), Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) will organize a ‘Convergence Workshop on Digital Health Governance: Sri Lankan Perspective’ on 22nd December 2022 from 8.30am – 4.00pm at Marino Beach Hotel, Colombo 03.

Focusing on data, IT, and information governance, the workshop is expected to align the digital health action plan for the coming year according to the eHealth building blocks from WHO-ITU National eHealth Strategy Toolkit, which are “Leadership and Governance, Strategy and Investment, Services and Applications, Standards and Interoperability, Infrastructure, Legislation, Policy and Compliance, and Workforce”. The plan is then streamlined to achieve short-term, medium term and long-term goals.