Steven Wanyee Macharia
Steven Wanyee Macharia is a digital health specialist with over 20 years experience spanning across key domains of digital health from strategy and architecture development, to implementation, support and use of digital health solutions.
Born and brought up in Nairobi, Kenya and regularly working out of Nairobi, Steven’s work in digital health has over the last two decades mainly been in public health focused on providing technical assistance to Ministries of Health and their partners transform their health care through evidence-based, ethical and responsible implementation of digital health interventions.
He has directed more than 20 high impact projects and initiatives across more than 15 countries in Africa through his company, IntelliSOFT Consulting Limited. At the global level, he works closely with leading organisations including WHO, World Bank, USAID, CDC, GIZ, DFiD and their implementing organisations on various digital health initiatives and tasks.
He serves on several global informatics initiatives including the Digital Health and Interoperability Working Group of the Health Data Collaboratives mechanism; He is the President-Elect of the Health Informatics in Africa (HELINA); a Co-founder and current Secretary General of the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA); He is a Board member of the OpenMRS Community of Practice;
He is a member of OpenHIE Architecture Review Board, and serves on several Ministry of Health Working Groups across East Africa.
Steven has a formal training background in software engineering, biomedical and health informatics, and is currently a PhD student in Information Systems with a focus in Biomedical and Health Informatics. His research interest is broadly in the science of implementing digital health solutions and more specifically in clinical decision support systems.