Dr. Rajeev Rao Eashwari

Dr. Rajeev Rao Eashwari

Director eHealth Hospital Services
Gauteng Department of Health, South Africa


Director eHealth Hospital Services: Gauteng Department of Health, South Africa

Vice President: SAHIA (South African Health Informatics association)

Member: South African Ministerial Advisory committee on eHealth,


Innovative Medical Doctor with special interest in Healthcare IT, with extensive (38 years) experience in public and private health sector (13 years in India and 25 years in South Africa) with clear understanding of the health sector in developing countries.



M.B.,B.S and MD in Forensic Medicine from India

South Africa -Extensive course in Medical Informatics and Telemedicine from UKZN.

Advanced training in Telemedicine from Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (US army).


Involved in “Health Care IT” for the last 16 years in South Africa-as Telemedicine coordinator for Eastern Cape Department of Health for ten years, 6 years as Director eHealth for Kwa Zulu Natal Department of Health.at present working as Director eHealth Gauteng Department of Health


Passionate about Telemedicine. eHealth, mHealth, Telemedicine and eLearning and Health Informatics- with an intention to promote Primary Healthcare using Information and communication technology, Artificial Intelligence, clinical decision support, Hospital information systems, smart card-Patient held record, Electronic health records, and Population Health record.


Managed some successful pilots in South Africa and received the following awards.

National awards from Centre for Public service Innovation (CPSI) for using ICTs to improve service delivery in the public sector.

  • Population health management-using digital pen to collect information from the community.
  • Radiology management-teleradiology

Provincial awards from MEC’S Annual Service Excellence Awards (MASEA)

  • Critical care Management-eICU to manage ICUs remotely using technology.
  • Population health management-using digital pen to collect information from the community.