Tom Jones

Digital Health and Development Specialist

Tom, as former Director of Finance and Information in a healthcare organisation, is currently Director of Strategy and Impact at the African Centre for eHealth Excellence (Acfee), editor and writer for its information service, eHealth News Africa (eHNA) and Director of TanJent Consultancy. He manages the content and outputs of Acfee’s eHealth Economic Evaluation Database of over 60 eHealth projects in more than 20 countries. The material provides content clients and his lectures at Rome Business School’s Masters in eHealth Management.

He led the development of the Digital Health Impact Framework (DHIF) for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with AeHIN colleagues and contributions from UNICEF and several South East Asian countries. The methodology creates socioeconomic, finance and affordability, and risk management models to support digital health investment decisions. Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and the eHealth Impact (eHI) methodology is DHIF’s foundation. eHI deals with socioeconomic aspects. Two European Commission projects used eHI, one estimated the impact of ten types of eHealth, the other estimated the impact of eight EHRs and linked ePrescribing.

His books include Health Service Finance, an Introduction, editions 1 to 4; Investment Appraisal in the National Health Service; Money, Medics and Management, the English and American systems compared; Developing an E-Health Strategy; and E-Health in the Commonwealth Making National E- Health Strategies Work. He has contributed chapters in Integrated Care Pathways a Practical Approach to Implementation and eHealth Management – From Vision to Reality.