The Vision

GeHCo was created to build communities of health informatics experts by:

  • Upskilling the current workforce and training the next
  • Combining the knowledge of experts around the world to solve issues before they become expensive problems
  • Unlocking the distributed knowledge of global experts and applying them where needed but not leveraged –  due to a lack of awareness of alternatives.
  • People think its too hard but leveraging experience can simplify and improve solutions while reducing costs

GeHCo is passionate about solving eHealth and Health Informatics implementation issues with a focus on education and standardization to improve quality safety and efficiency in healthcare.  We see this as an essential building block underpinning the progressive use of technology in the health industry, enabling the population as a whole to have equitable access to safe and effective healthcare within a sustainable health system.

The Global eHealth Collaborative (GeHCo) is a not-for-profit organisation leveraging the expertise within the community.

Our leadership team

Dr Evelyn Hovenga
Dr Evelyn HovengaChief Executive Officer

Melbourne, Australia.

Evelyn is an internationally recognised Nursing Informatics Leader, Adjunct Professor of Health Informatics at Central Queensland University, CEO and Director of eHealth Education & Education Program Co-lead at the openEHR Foundation. She has extensive International experience & strong scientific and professional leadership expertise in health informatics.

Heather Grain
Heather Grain Director International

Melbourne, Australia.

Heather is a health informatician educator specializing in terminologies, data and standards, passionate about data quality and the safety of information systems in healthcare.  Heather is an international leader in the development, implementation, management, and governance of terminologies, health data and education. She is Convener of ISO TC215 WG3 Semantic Content, a leader in HL7 International’s Terminology Authority, Director of eHealth Education & member of the HL7 Australia Management Board.

Monica Jones
Monica JonesDirector Europe

Bsc(Hons), PGCE, PGDip, MBCS, CITP
Birkenshaw, England.

Monica is an Associate Director at The Rotherham NHS FT, Managing Director of Animo Consultancy Ltd and Population Health Management Lead for the Yorkshire and Humber Care Records (YHCR). She is a technical expert (clinical terminologies and data standards) and leader with extensive Healthcare and Life Sciences knowledge and experience.

Our Partners

How we collaborate

GeHCo was established to work with health informatics and harness worldwide expertise to work in many areas

  • System architecture

  • Schema

  • Tooling

  • Educational resources

  • Health informatics standards development

  • Testing and evaluation

  • Associated implementation approaches

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