HIMSS AsiaPac15 Conference & Exhibition


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Sunday, 6 September 2015
09:00 - 10:00Registration for CPHIMS Examination [More Info]

10:00 - 12:00CPHIMS Examination - Non-Member [More Info]
Date of Event : Sunday, 6 Sept 2015, 10am to 12pm.

Registration to the exam does not guarantee that you are eligible to take the exam. You must meet the eligibility criteria. 

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility standards are designed to include those experienced in healthcare information and management systems, but exclude others. 

To participate in the CPHIMS examination, a candidate must qualify under one of the following options.

•Baccalaureate degree plus five (5) years of associated information and management systems experience*, three (3) of those years in healthcare. 

•Graduate degree plus three (3) years of associated information and management systems experience*, two (2) of those years in healthcare.
•Associated information and management systems experience includes experience in the following functional areas: administration/management, clinical information systems, e-health, information systems, or management engineering.

Monday, 7 September 2015
08:00 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:15Opening Ceremony
09:15 - 09:20Welcome Address [More Info]
Dr. Chong Yoke Sin, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Health Information System (IHiS), Singapore, Chairperson, HIMSS AsiaPac15
09:20 - 09:30Opening Address [More Info]
Minister Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health and Government Whip, Singapore
09:30 - 10:00Plenary Session 1 - Engendering Smartness in Healthcare [More Info]
Mr. Chua Chee Yong, Deputy Chief Information Officer / Director (Planning) Information Systems Division, MOH Holdings, Singapore

MOHH will be discussing our Health IT Transformation Journey that combines various innovations to bring about new smartness.  MOHH will also share about the Health IT Masterplan, as we continue to transform the delivery of healthcare and support the Smart Health vision of Singapore. 
10:00 - 10:20Award Ceremony: HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Award Presentation and HIMSS Fellow Recognition
10:20 - 10:40Tea Break & VIP Tour of Exhibition Hall (By Invitation Only)
10:40 - 17:30Exhibition Hall Opens
10:40 - 11:30Plenary Session 2 - Exponential Change in Healthcare: 'The Land of Promise' Finally Delivers [More Info]
Dr. Lisa Kennedy, Adjunct Faculty Member, Singularity University, USA

Health technology is changing more rapidly than than at any point in history. At the same time, countries worldwide no matter how their healthcare systems are structured, are struggling with basic issues of healthcare affordability. New technology has the opportunity to change this: making healthcare more affordable through innovation and better ways to ensure that we buy the most health for every dollar spent. ‘Amazon' for Synthetic Biology, Open Automated Surgical Systems, Quantified Self, NanoTech, Health Fusion & Convergence, Health-driven Neurology Interfaces and Biohacking will be just a few of the things that this talk will cover. Where will health technology and HCIT be in 2025 and what are the big trends that will completely re-define the delivery of healthcare as we know it today?
11:30 - 12:10Plenary 3 - Smarter Healthcare for a Smart Nation [More Info]
Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

The Smart Nation platform provides seamless connectivity and facilitates data sharing for organisations, individuals and the environment. Many new technologies have been riding on this to deliver disruptive solutions to bring about transformation of various sectors, like transport, education, retail and of course, healthcare. There are now many opportunities to improve healthcare delivery, leading to more efficient hospital operations and enhanced personal wellbeing, among many other things. This also enables the paradigm shift from episodic, reactive healthcare to pre-emptive, preventive health.

12:10 - 13:10Lunch in Exhibition Hall
12:10 - 13:10Lunch Dialogue Sponsored by HP (by Invitation only)Lunch Dialogue Sponsored by Qlik (By Invitation Only)
13:10 - 13:50Session 1 - The Hospital of the Future is here TODAY [More Info]
Mr. Richard Royle, Executive Director, UnitingCare Health

On 13 October 2014, UnitingCare Health (UCH) successfully launched a new 96-bed fully integrated digital hospital in Australia. St Stephen’s Hospital Hervey Bay (SSHB) became the country’s first hospital to achieve Stage 6 certification by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for its Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system that includes 29 applications, 20 devices, five clinical interfaces and 13 business interfaces. Through a Health and Hospitals Fund (HHF) grant in 2011, the Australian Federal Government provided $47 million funding for the $96 million project, including $21 million for the eHealth component. Early on, expected benefits were developed to guide the project scope and design. Work redesign teams consisting of doctors and staff from across UCH carried out the design development with a focus on clinical transformation. The leadership, extensive planning, transformational change management and unique collaboration with vendor Cerner Corporation allowed the hospital to open on-time and on-budget. Richard Royle, Executive Director for UnitingCare Health, will share the journey taken to co-create this state of the art digital hospital along with key learnings from the project. He will also present the benefits realization process being undertaken by UCH in collaboration with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and the Wesley St Andrews Research Institute (WSARI).
Session 1 - Data Analytics for Healthcare Professionals: Creating Sustainability from Objective Data [More Info]
Dr. Florence H. Jennings PhD, GDR, MSoSc, MSc, Senior Research Consultant and Advisor Biosensing Data and Health Applications. Co-Founder-Lead R&D, Detalytics Pte Ltd
Mr. Damien Yee, Chief Strategy Officer, Detalytics Pte Ltd

The availability of objective data collection tools (such as wearables devices and connected objects which are now being embedded in workplaces) is allowing unprecedented access to analytics regarding the interaction of workplace contexts and people in high demands jobs such as in healthcare. Previously unquantified factors of risk and turnover (including fatigue and stress leading to potential burnout and errors) are now made available for analysis. As such, it allows healthcare systems and healthcare training structures (medical schools etc) to integrate such data to the objective management and training of highly sought after professionals. These new modalities of management will reduce the leading contributors to turnover and diminishing attractiveness of such professions due to their very demanding and stressful quality of life. 

Detalytics contributes to a data-driven system of human capital management by bringing objective data to the forefront of human management.

13:50 - 13:55Session Transition
13:55 - 14:20Session 2 - The Mobile Clinician [More Info]
Dr. George S Margelis MBBS M.Optom GCEBus, Health & Life Sciences Lead, Intel Australia

In the fast moving world of healthcare, and in hospitals in particular, clinicians have to think on their feet. Information is their lifeblood, and rapid access to the various information systems in use in their facility is essential for clinical decision making. This has been challenging up till now as most hospitals were not designed with mobile data in mind. As clinicians have become used to mobile access to information outside the hospital, they have become more frustrated by the lack of mobile solutions in the hospital. As a result they are forced to do workarounds which can lead to issues with data integrity, security, and even patient safety.

In this presentation, we will explore how a mobility transformation can be accomplished using enterprise grade mobile solutions based on existing software and networking infrastructures that can be scaled efficiently and effectively without requiring massive disruption of the hospital’s IT infrastructure or major changes in clinical workflow. By understanding how mobile solutions can complement clinician’s workflows we can enable them to do their job better, whilst ensuring all information is made available whenever and wherever it is needed.

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Session 2 - Enhance, Scale and Accelerate Expertise for Better Health [More Info]
Mark Guerinot, Director of Client Success for Smarter Care and Social Programs, IBM Watson Health

Worldwide, health & human services systems are facing serious challenges that threaten their efficacy & economic sustainability. Existing systems of care, wellness & support must convene with technology, data & expertise to help people live healthier & more productive lives.
By utilising a vast amount of data from a variety of sources–clinical, genomic, behavioural & social–we now have the ability to unlock insights for a holistic view of an individual. With analytics, this data can help drive more informed decisions. To achieve optimal outcomes at the point of impact, cognitive systems can help create new knowledge ecosystems.

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14:20 - 14:25Session Transition
14:25 - 14:50Session 3 - Future Directions of Next Generation EMR [More Info]
Dr. Jinwook Choi PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Seoul National University / Chairman, Board of Directors, Korean Society of Medical Informatics (KOSMI)

Future technology can be regarded as technology intermingled with humanity and intelligence. The presentation will cover the following:

  • Reducing Medical Error
  • Integration of Data
  • User friendly interface
  • Enforced by Genomic Interpretation
  • Equipped with good Semantic Infrastructure


Session 3 - From Data to Decision Support [More Info]
Dr. James S. Miser, Chief Medical Information Officer, Bumrungrad International Hospital

Over the next decade it is expected that there will be an explosion of medical information.  The diseases that beset us are increasingly going to be defined molecularly; this information will be vast and will change rapidly.  Further, our understanding of ourselves and our health will increasingly be based on the knowledge of our own genetic constitution and will result in being better able to prevent diseases, manage conditions and treat illnesses.  Having a robust, learning, cognitive computing decision support system that organizes patient data, collects and curates the relevant medical literature, and provides expert treatment recommendations will be critical in meeting the challenge to deliver the highest quality treatment in the molecular age.  

14:50 - 15:30Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
15:30 - 15:55Session 4 - Enabling True and Secure Clinician Mobility [More Info]
Mark Micallef, Area Vice President, ASEAN, Citrix
Francis Fan, Group Director, Technology Management, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS)

Clinical mobility and enhanced security have always been at odds with one another in the battle to enable clinicians with access to real-time patient information on demand. With the ubiquity of mobile devices in the clinical setting, the need for security and mobility to co-exist while improving and facilitating clinical workflow has never been greater. In this session, Citrix, together with their customer, will showcase their role in the healthcare landscape today and how healthcare organisations successfully meet their strategic mobility initiatives, including adding new revenue streams and driving cost out of operations. 

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Session 4 - Re-Engineering Data Infrastructure for Quality Outcomes in Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care [More Info]
Angela Michaud, Clinical Director, Complementary Medicine, Southcentral Foundation’s (SCF’s) Complementary Medicine Clinic
Steve Tierney, Medical Director of Quality Improvement/CMIO, Southcentral Foundation (SCF)

Southcentral Foundation Medical Director Steve Tierney and Clinical Director Angela Michaud share best practices and lessons learned from Southcentral Foundation’s journey to providing award-winning, world-renowned population health care in its Nuka System of Care in Anchorage, Alaska.


  • Review the organizational processes required to effectively implement and manage an EHR for quality outcomes
  • Explore how the Southcentral Foundation Nuka System of Care uses data to determine acceptable performance levels
  • Examine effective data infrastructure for health care improvement

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15:55 - 16:00Session Transition
16:00 - 16:25Session 5 - Digital Darwinism in Healthcare – Data Driven Business for Hospitals, Friend or Foe? [More Info]
Stefan Haertelt, Global Portfolio Executive SAP HANA & Analytics, T-Systems

Find out what Digital Darwinism means for the Smart Hospitals of today and tomorrow. T-Systems will share why and how cloud computing, Analytics and prediction can help hospitals not only understand patient needs better than ever, but also how they will survive and embrace smart data for future care. See models of digitalization of the next generation of hospitals, which will fully be integrated with Smarter Nations, Smarter Cities, thereby providing a better future for the youth of today and the elderly of today and tomorrow.

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Session 5 - Building a Healthcare Data Lake to Drive Informed, Data-driven Decisions at the Point-of-care [More Info]
Sanjay Joshi, Isilon CTO Healthcare and Life Sciences, Emerging Technologies Division, EMC

Learn how organizations are using EMC healthcare solutions to create a healthcare data lake of current and legacy clinical history, genomic data and non-traditional data sources.  Through the healthcare data lake, organization are applying big data approaches and real-time analytics to provide insights for both caregivers and patients.

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16:25 - 16:30Session Transition
16:30 - 16:55Session 6 - The Value of Partnerships for EMRAM Growth [More Info]
John P. Hoyt FACHE, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President , HIMSS Analytics
Anthony Binge, Managing Director, International, The HCI Group

HIMSS and the HCI Group have partnered to assist hospitals and Ministries of Health around the world to grow EMR Adoption as they implement systems to improve e-health. In this non-exclusive partnership, HCI will be providing client education and consulting to improve their EMR Adoption Model scores and prepare them for a HIMSS Analytics validation as a Stage 6 and Stage 7 organization on the world scale.  Mr. John Hoyt will quickly review the EMR Adoption Model and present some average scores from around the world.  Mr. Anthony Binge will present the key values of the HIMSS partnership and some of HCI’s views on the successful methodologies for enterprise cultural transformations for advanced EMR adoption.

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Session 6 - Improve Patient Care through Cloud & Mobility [More Info]
Ramakrishnan, Founding Member, ATTUNE Technologies Pvt Ltd

  • Patient registration and records 
  • Phlebotomy is the most expensive part of any lab operations - Phlebotomy app- better lab activities  for Better patient care.
  • Home care App
  • Benefits to Patient, to Hospital and to Regulator. (All perspective) 
  • Benefits to public and private sectors -Set up.
  • Clinical Screening, Disease surveillance mapping,Patient Distributions - Different  dimensions   
  • Success of Effective use of Technology is in Saving a Life

16:55 - 17:00Session Transition
17:00 - 17:25Session 7 - Create SMART Hospitals using Geographic Information Systems [More Info]
Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer, Health Solutions Director, Esri

SMART Hospitals are an important part of SMART Nations. Today, hospitals face a number of challenges such as increasing populations, chronic disease management, safety and regulatory requirements. Hospitals need to work smarter instead of harder and employ modern approaches that will both enhance individual patient care and population health outcomes while also improving the economic efficiency of the organization. Geographic information systems can act as a glue to break down silos, increase interoperability and connect people and systems in order to achieve these goals. 

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Session 7 - Enhance inter-professional work on community care with a digital-enabled infrastructure [More Info]
Sakiko Ota PHN, RN, MS, Project Researcher, The University of Tokyo

At the present time Japan has several issues of community care. This project developed a digital-enabled infrastructure of community care for enhancing inter-professional work. The authors interviewed healthcare providers and official care givers about the usability of the system and inter-professional work. It is hoped the data will show the future direction of inter-professional work on community care.
17:30 - 19:00Opening Reception @ Exhibition Hall
19:00 - 21:00HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award and Reception Dinner (By Invitation)

Tuesday, 8 September 2015
07:30 - 08:30Breakfast Dialogue, Sponsored by Citrix Systems (By Invitation Only)
08:30 - 09:00Registration
10:00 - 16:00Exhibition Hall Opens
09:00 - 09:10Opening Address by Smart Nation Programme Office [More Info]
Mr. Tan Kok Yam, Head, Smart Nation Programme Office
09:10 - 10:00Plenary 4 - Panel Discussion: "Designing a SMART City and a SMART Healthcare System" [More Info]
Mr. Tan Kok Yam, Head, Smart Nation Programme Office
Mr. Safuan Yusof, Head of Corporate Service, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)
Dr. Jinwook Choi PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Seoul National University / Chairman, Board of Directors, Korean Society of Medical Informatics (KOSMI)
Rajendra P. Gupta, Chairman, Board of Directors, HIMSS Asia Pacific India Chapter
Dr. Mohammad Al Redha, Director, Health Data & Information Analysis Department, Non-Resident Fellow, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai Health Authority
(Moderator) Dr. Prabhu Vinayagam, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Office, Joint Commission International

This panel discussion will bring together speakers from Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, India and Dubai and will have representatives from the Government, Developer and Hospital to share their views on "Designing a Smart City and a Smart Healthcare System".
10:00 - 10:25Session Transition & Tea Break
10:25 - 15:25SMART Care Singapore by IHiSSMART HOME & CONSUMER
10:25 - 11:00Session 1a - SMART Data: Research Data Analytics for Health Services Research [More Info]
Priyanka Grover, Senior Manager, Applications-Healthcare Analytics, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS)
Prof Marcus Ong, Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital

The current landscape with respect to use of analytics with insights is fragmented in packages and artefacts, which is not shared beyond certain silos (departments, institutions, clusters). The strategy for analytics is to promote the data driven culture and increase analytics capabilities and collaborations across the healthcare clusters. Analytics can drive the vision of achieving operational transformation, such as assisting in problem solving or enabling faster, consistent and more efficient routine business-as-usual decisions.
Session 1 - ICT-Driven New Home Care System in Japan and Singapore [More Info]
Dr. Shinsuke Muto, PhD, EMBA, President/ Medical Director/ Adviser on Policy, Tetsuyu Institute Medical Corporation, Japan / Tetsuyu Home Care, Singapore / Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan

Japan is a super aiging society that grows more than 25% of the population proportion of over 65-year-old; the aging rate is the highest in Asia. Therefore, medical care for elderly population is one of the most critical social issues in Japan. To tackle this situation, I am running 3 clinics with 30 medical doctors who provide home medical care for more than 800 patients. Now we utilize ICT systems optimized for home medical care. In addition, we built an information cooperation system, Team Care SaaS, which enable us to share the information among medical doctors, nurses, care coordinators, and families. From the experience of the disaster relief activities in Japan after the earthquake in 2011, I am working to build a platform to fulfill the needs of aging population in medical, nursing care and daily lives.

In Singapore, the population ratio of over 65 years old is 10% in 2013, and expected that it will grow more than 20% in 2030, in just 17 years from now. The home care demand would be rapidly increasing, but the supply system is not completed yet. With my home care expertise accumulated in Japan, I have established "Tetsuyu Home Care" in April 2015. Through the care assessment for the patient, we can create a custom-made care plan, and coordinate the various care services for our patients. In addition, we aim to give relieve and comprehensive home care for our patients, providing regular nurse visits, nursing care training to Caregiver, corresponding at the time of sudden change 24/7's condition, remote medical service of specialists, and cooperation with allied health. To support the home care, we have developed "Tetsuyu Home Care Connect" which is an ICT system that connects the care team, patients and their families. The operation has already started and this time, I would like to introduce our activity.

10:25 - 11:00Session 1b - SMART Data: TTSH Healthcare Intelligence – Accessible Information, Actionable Insights [More Info]
Lim Cher Wee, Deputy Director, Corporate Planning, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Tan Tock Seng Hospital launched Healthcare Intelligence (HI) - an enterprise level business intelligence system that translates data from clinical and administration-related databases into meaningful information.  Through HI, users across TTSH can access one-day-late structured data across various source systems, and report accurate up-to-date cross-domain information.  Users can also be enabled in being more productive, so that limited resources could be spent on higher value-added data analysis and follow up actions.
11:00 - 11:05Session Transition
11:05 - 11:30Session 2 - H Cloud 2.0: Transformation – Bringing Healthcare Services to the Cloud [More Info]
Francis Fan, Group Director, Technology Management, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS)

The use of IT in the healthcare has become indispensable to hospital operations and delivery of care to patients. System failures or their non-availabilities are risks for patient safety. Greater assurance of business operations stability and continuity are desired. This requires the implementation of a more reliable and resilient IT cloud platform that is capable of providing better data protection, high resiliency and quick delivery of IT services when they needed.
Session 2 - Moving beyond Pilots, Delivering the Telehealth Promise [More Info]
Dipl. Ing Christoph Westerteicher, Business Director Philips Hospital to Home International, Philips Healthcare Global

Telehealth has been proven effective by numerous pilots in reducing healthcare cost and hospitalizations. However, few telehealth programs have delivered on its promise beyond pilot to achieve the scale required for a broader population. What are the challenges healthcare providers, patients, payers have experienced?  And what are the key lessons learnt for telehealth to deliver on its promises?

Christoph Westerteicher, a pioneer and leader in telehealth from as early as its inception, will share the top lessons learnt from developing managing large telehealth programs of thousands of patients, seamlessly integrating people, process, and technology.

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11:30 - 11:35Session Transition
11:35 - 12:00Session 3 - 10 Lessons Learnt in Going Paperless [More Info]
Hooi Ka Mei, Director, Applications-EMR, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS)
Associate Professor James Yip MBBS, MRCP(UK), FAMS, Senior Consultant Cardiologist Cardiac Department, NUHCS Senior Clinical Lecturer Dept of Medicine, YLL SoM Chief Medical Information Officer NUHS Programme Director Congenital/ Structural Heart Disease, NUHCS

Clinical documentation is personal experience for which a clinician chronicles a patients findings and expresses his thought processes for diagnosis, investigation  and management. The anti-thesis of this freedom of expression can be found in the myriad of templates where cold pull down menus and check boxes line our electronic documentation for semantic precision. The electronic documentation system must be flexible, usable, allow reuse of secondary data, create reminders, allow for quick review of previous records, reduce transitions between screens for orders and problem lists, allow trending of data points and allow embedding of pictures and scanned images and still allow free hand annotation. I share 10 lessons in implementing this system in a large tertiary academic medical centre. 
Session 3 - Natural Healthcare for HIV infected – “HIV depletes T-helper 17, we simply stimulate it” [More Info]
Dr. Pichaet Wiriyachitra Ph.D., F.R.A.C.I., Chairman and CEO, Professor, Asian Phytoceuticals Public Company Limited.(listed as APCO in MAI of the Stock Exchange of Thailand)

HIV enters the body and penetrates into the immune CD4 white blood. The type of CD4 cells that HIV destroys most are Th17, in addition to Th1 and Th9.

LIV capsule stimulate Th17 activities by five folds, Th1 and Th9 by 2 folds in 15 days, killing the virus by increasing the cytotoxic T-cells activities.

LIV capsule has been clinically and scientifically proven to rapidly increase patients’ CD4 count and eliminates the HIV virus by increasing the activities of Th1, Th9 and Th17. It helps to remedy opportunistic infection symptoms by boosting the patients’ immune systems and reducing the side effects of antiretroviral drugs thus improving the quality of life of HIV patients, enabling them to live normal lives.

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12:00 - 13:00Lunch in Exhibition Hall
12:00 - 13:00Lunch Dialogue Sponsored by IBM Watson Health (by Invitation only)Lunch Dialogue Sponsored by T-Systems (by Invitation only)
13:00 - 13:25Session 4 - Singapore Integrated Diabetic Retinopathy Program (SiDRP) – IT as an enabler [More Info]
Mark Ang, Director, Applications - Clinical Systems, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS)

Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is the disorder of blood vessels in the retina of diabetic patients. It is the top cause of blindness among working-age adults in Singapore, causing a total of 600 people to be totally blind & 17,500 to be visually impaired. About 30% of 600,000 diabetic patients (180,000) in Singapore have DR and only 30,000 have been diagnosed. There is a need to improve the screening process especially with the upward diabetic trend. A new process is necessary so that more patients with DR can be screened early, for early treatment. This presentation covers a new DR screening process that overcomes the limitations of the current screening process. It highlights what these limitations are and describes how IT is used as an enabler to overcome these limitations and transform the DR screening process, making it faster, better and cheaper.  It highlights key system components and discusses the strategy that enables the successful implementation.
Session 4 - A Nurse-Coordinated Telecare Programme in Primary Care [More Info]
Zhang Min, Senior Staff Nurse, Clementi Polyclinic, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

The Telecare Porgramme implemented at 9 polyclinics in 2013 at the National Healthcare Polyclinics (NHGP), is a home monitoring programme involving patients with stable diabetes mellitus (D), hypertension (H) or dyslipidaemia (L) with the Care Manager (nurse trained in chronic disease management) as the main care coordinator. The regular readings facilitate Teleconsultations with the Care Managers, enabling them to remotely monitor patients at home and assist them in chronic disease management. Patients are empowered to better manage their conditions, maintain good clinical outcomes and reduce the number of clinic visits. 
13:25 - 13:30Session Transition
13:30 - 13:55Session 5 - iCARE at Changi General Hospital’s Integrated Building [More Info]
Edmund Lee, Senior Manager, Applications-Enterprise Management Systems, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS)
Selina Seah, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Changi General Hospital

The Integrated Building is a collaboration between Changi General Hospital and St Andrew’s Community Hospital, to provide both acute and community hospital beds in an age-friendly and conducive healing environment, to optimise recovery and facilitate independent living.  With the change in the model of care to meet the challenges of aging, new technologies were trialed and implemented to improve patient experience, patient safety and staff efficiency. Together with Integrated Health Information System (IHIS), CGH worked to implement new IT capabilities to enable seamless information flow and enhance patient service and experience.  
Session 5 - Health/Human Service Directories, a proven alternative to Provider Directories, now transforming E-Health in Australia [More Info]
Laurie Hawkins, Human/Health Services Directories Advocate

The Victorian Human Services Directory (HSD) is a unique repository of Human and Health Services (together with health practitioners).  The range of services includes General Practitioners, Hospitals, Housing, Meals on Wheels, Allied Health, etc.  It has over 30,000 health practitioners, including the State’s 7,700 General Practitioners, 1,050 pharmacies, and 11,500 organisations. Information held includes opening hours, contact details, facilities, national health identifiers, websites, and more. It provides seamless access to accurate and current quality data; a rich set of information which can be accessed via numerous methods such as smartphones, web portals, web services and widgets. Stakeholders come from the public and private sector including Call-Centres (Nurse on Call), Hospital and Community Health organisations, Not for Profit organisations, Emergency Services and health consumers.  Its success is based on the breadth and depth of information held on Human and Health Services, and the accuracy and currency, which is trusted by all its consumers. The success has led the HSD to being adopted on a national basis (as the National Health Services Director, NHSD) in July 2012; supported by the Federal Government, States and Territories.  It is now the cornerstone of E-Health across Australia as the National Health Services Directory with 300,000 services, the National Health Provider Directory (300,000 healthcare professionals) and the National Telehealth Directory.  Information is also used for a Health Planning Tool, so that informed evidence based policies, funding and service planning can be undertaken.

13:55 - 14:00Session Transition
14:00 - 14:25Session 6 - JurongHealth Medical Devices Integration Journey [More Info]
Michelle Chung, Manager, Applications-EMR Satellites, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS)
Clarice Wee, ICU Advanced Practice Nurse, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

The presentation will share JurongHealth’s Medical Devices Integration Journey - how it started and how it was implemented at Jurong Medical Centre and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, from both the clinician’s and IT’s perspective, touching on their experience, challenges faced, learnings and future plans.
Session 6 - HIMSS Continuity of Care Maturity Model Update: Going Beyond EMRAM [More Info]
Mr. James E. Gaston , FHIMSS, Senior Director of Maturity Model for HIMSS and HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Analytics, USA

This session will provide a one-year update on the Continuity of Care Maturity Model (CCMM), initially launched at HIMSS14. The CCMM, comprising eight stages, is a global model that addresses the importance of interoperability, information exchange, care coordination, patient engagement and analytics with the ultimate goal of holistic individual and population health management. 

In this session, attendees will be updated on:

1.       The eight stages of the model and how it can drive transformation in individual and regional health systems globally

2.       The roles of the three stakeholder groups associated with the model which include governance leaders, clinical leaders, and information technology leaders.

3.       How the model demonstrates the effective use of IT with care coordination, patient/consumer engagement, information exchange, interoperability, analytics and the overall management of the health of individuals and populations

4.       An overview of pilot programs implemented with the goal of optimizing outcomes for health system and patients 

14:25 - 14:30Session Transition
14:30 - 14:55Session 7 - Specialist Results System – Filling the Obvious Gaps [More Info]
Mark Winn, Director, Applications-Diagnostics & Pharmacy, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS)
Dr. Ling Zheng Jye, Resident Physician, National University Health System

As the field of medicine rapidly super-specializes, diagnostic technology has proliferated into a dizzying array of options with their own special reports. Find out how an academic health system reduced the turnaround time for its tertiary hospital services and wrangled hundreds of disparate data outputs from multiple vendors into a single online view with the Specialist Results System (SRS). SRS begins with test acquisition, handles reporting and approvals, and allows staff to view results when ready, enabling timely diagnosis and treatment.
Session 7 - Implementing Social Media: Professional and Legal issues in Healthcare [More Info]
Prof Klaus D Veil FACHI, FHL7, President, Australasian College of Health Informatics / Secretary, Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Informatics / Board Member, Australian Council of Professions / Principal, eHealth Training Partners Australia

Social Media is increasingly being used by healthcare providers as well as consumers to communicate, research and make health decisions. However, there are significant professional, medical and legal risks associated with implementing Social Media in Healthcare.  This session outlines the issues and provides some pointers to mitigate the risks.

14:55 - 15:00Session Transition
15:00 - 15:25Session 8 -The Journey of NHELP (Nursing Home IT Enablement Programme) [More Info]
David Wong, Deputy Director, Applications-EMR Satellites, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS)
Lana Tang Chi Yee, Nurse Manager, Singapore Christian Home

The Nursing Home IT Enablement Program (NHELP) is a national program that helps nursing homes in adopting IT to improve operational efficiency. Agency of Integrated Care (AIC) and Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) have started the implementation of a common NHELP IT system for the nursing homes progressively. This presentation will share on the experience of implementing NHELP IT system at the pioneer nursing home, Singapore Christian Home; and the benefits the system brings to the nursing home.

Session 8 - Clinicians and Cameraphones: Privacy and Legal issues in Healthcare [More Info]
Dr. John Zelcer MB, BS, BMedSc(Hons), Member, Board of Management / Founder and Director, Epworth HealthCare / TeleHealth Strategies Pty Ltd

Smartphones have enhanced the field of clinical photography, going beyond limitations of traditional clinical practice. But how do we address issues of privacy, without stifling the development of health information technology? 
15:25 - 16:00Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
16:00 - 16:45Plenary 5 - SMART HealthCare [More Info]
Dr. Chong Yoke Sin, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Health Information System (IHiS), Singapore, Chairperson, HIMSS AsiaPac15

The presentation titled “Smart Healthcare” will cover the challenges and issues faced by healthcare administrations in Singapore and other nations globally in transforming healthcare provision from an illness triggered scenario to a holistic and seamless person-centric healthcare provision for better health outcomes.  This is possible by connecting information in the hospital, clinics, home for useful exchange of data to facilitate smarter health and healthcare for persons across any setting.  This presentation will share the experience and learnings in the provision of these solutions.”

16:45 - 17:30Plenary 6: Two Models of Care, One Patient, Lots of Data [More Info]
Mr. Harold (Hal) F. Wolf III, Chief Executive Officer, Wolf Healthcare, Former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Permanente, The Permanente Federation, USA

Hal Wolf examines global healthcare systems challenges, the need to integrate their organizational services within the Medical Model and then to integrate the patients personal Health Model to create a full Eco-System. From hospitals and clinics to mobile devices and genomics, proactive personalized care is being driven by the use of data and information services. No longer contained in the walls of facilities, healthcare is rapidly maturing in its management of citizens and patients. But is it maturing fast enough?

Wednesday, 9 September 2015
08:30 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:40Plenary Session 7 - Change Management: Creating an Environment for Positive Physician Adoption [More Info]
Mr. Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO, President & Chief Executive Officer, College of Healthcare Information Executives (CHIME), USA

The biggest role and responsibility of the CIO today is to make sense of all this craziness in our industry. It really is not about the technology anymore. It's about trying to help organizations transform in the area of healthcare.
09:40 - 16:45Exhibition Hall Opens
09:40 - 09:50Session Transition
09:50 - 10:15Session 1 - Vision for Telehealth in Singapore [More Info]
Associate Professor James Yip MBBS, MRCP(UK), FAMS, Senior Consultant Cardiologist Cardiac Department, NUHCS Senior Clinical Lecturer Dept of Medicine, YLL SoM Chief Medical Information Officer NUHS Programme Director Congenital/ Structural Heart Disease, NUHCS

Telehealth strategies have largely been developed in response to improving access to healthcare in remote areas. In Singapore, where access is readily available, the challenge is to improve the quality of care and to show cost effectiveness in delivering these solutions.  As the cost of  telehealth   is  bourn by the patient, the correct  patient  subtype (acute vs chronic disease) , duration (short term vs long term, office hours vs 24/7) , value proposition (better access , convenience) and medical subversion policies needs to be aligned for programme success.  The composition of these telehealth teams  (existing  staff  vs  a dedicated telehealth concierge)  would also need to be assessed as patient familiarity , staff fatigue and review of medical protocols and pathways would need to be considered. Lastly, we need to assess if  telehealth  can improve the model of selfcare through intelligent self help portals which guides users through the healthcare system and provides choice and value at the same time.

Session 1 - Why Interoperability is so hard, and what HL7 is doing about it [More Info]
Mr. Grahame Grieve, Working Group Co-Chair, Health Level Seven International, Australia

The barriers to interoperability are pervasive and complex. Well defined and sufficiently constrained transport standards are alone insufficient. For nearly 30 years, HL7 has produced the world's most widely-used healthcare interoperability specifications, which have progressed toward interoperability. With the introduction of HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), we are moving closer to realizing that goal. 
10:15 - 10:20Session Transition
10:20 - 10:45Session 2 - Mobilizing Healthcare: From Shared to Personal Clinical Workspaces... And Beyond! [More Info]
James Millington, Group Product Line Marketing Manager - EUC Healthcare, VMware

Healthcare has a definition of mobility unlike any other industry. Leading healthcare organizations are providing care providers with the right device for the right task at the right time; a workstation, an iPad, maybe even a watch... The results are improved provider productivity, satisfaction and improved patient care. Want to know more? This session will provide details of the how and the why leading healthcare organizations around the world are applying VMware end user computing solutions to reduce costs, improve provider satisfaction and improve patient satisfaction and most importantly… care. 

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Session 2 - Uniting Data and Partnership to Confront and Solve Healthcare’s Big Challenges [More Info]
Paul J. Wallace M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Clinical Translation, Optum Labs

OptumLabs is systematically pursuing personalized, highly reliable and innovation healthcare by:-

  • Aligning the efforts of diverse partner organizations
  • Combining unique data resources with novel analytic tools, and
  • Designing research for impactful translation within varied community settings

The session will:-

  • Examine how Optum Labs is working with a diverse partnership of leading health care organizations plus rich administrative, clinical and consumer data to undertake research and innovation.
  • Consider how novel data and analytic approaches reveal new insights into difficult health system challenges
  • Observe how new knowledge is being efficiently translated into benefit for patients and their clinicians

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10:45 - 11:05Session Transition & Tea Break
11:05 - 11:30Session 3 - Implementing EMR in a Private Hospital System in China [More Info]
Dr. Jenny Shao, Director, Health Information System, United Family Healthcare, China
Dr. Masoud Afnan MBBS, FRCOG, Chief Medical Officer, Obstetrician & Gynecologist, United Family Healthcare

Background: United Family Healthcare (UFH) is an international-standard, multicultural, multi-language healthcare organization in Asia providing comprehensive, integrated healthcare services. UFH was the first and remains China’s largest foreign-invested healthcare provider. After 17 years in China, UFH has established itself in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuxi, Tianjin, Mongolia, and Qingdao as the provider of choice for those who seek best in personalized healthcare. Together with 16 satellite clinics and medical centers UFH comprise China’s unique network of Joint Commission International (JCI) quality-accredited facilities. An integrated electronic medical record (EMR) system was implemented in the flagship Beijing hospital in 2014.

Objective: The objective of this case study is to share implementation experiences, challenges and lessons learnt, in order to inform clinical adoption and future implementation within UFH and to share learning with other organisations.

Methods and Results: The implementation was conducted across business, clinical, technical and governance dimensions.

Session 3 - HIMSS Health IT Value Suite [More Info]
Patricia Wise RN, MS, MA, FHIMSS, Vice President, Healthcare Information Systems

The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite is a robust library of value-focused, evidence-based examples framed by HIMSS multifaceted Health IT. Value STEPS™.

The presentation will:
- Describe the HIMSS HIT Value Suite 
- Identify the Health IT Value STEPS and Subtypes 
- Examine the link between HIT technology and quality outcomes
11:30 - 11:35Session Transition
11:35 - 12:00Session 4 - Connected Patients – Enabling Universal Healthcare [More Info]
Sebastian Gerbholz, Solution Manager Healthcare, Unify

A look at how healthcare is transforming around the globe and how communications is a key enabler of this change.

Streamlined communications result in operational excellence and positive patient outcomes with reduced liability and costs.

  • Simplify the point-of-care
  • Enable SMART Healthcare
  • Improve staff productivity
  • Enhance patient experience
  • Sustainable investment strategy
  • Customer references / Case Studies in APAC

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Session 4 - An Update on the Philippine Health Information Exchange (PHIE) for Improved Healthcare Outcomes [More Info]
Crispinita Valdez, Director for Knowledge Management and Information Technology Service (KMITS), Department of Health, Philippines, Chair, National eHealth Technical Working Group

This presentation will give an update on the Philippine Health Information Exchange (PHIE) for improved healthcare outcomes. The presentation will cover the challengers of today's health system and provide solutions to achieve the goals, and hurdle the challenges of Universal Health Care.
12:00 - 13:00Lunch in Exhibition Hall
13:00 - 13:25Session 5 - KPJ Healthcare Adopting Technology for Improving Health and Patient Care [More Info]
Dr. Mubbashir Iftikhar, Chief Information Officer , KPJ Healthcare, Malaysia

The pursuit of operational excellence to deliver a “patient first” experience led home-grown healthcare group KPJ Healthcare Berhad to embrace cloud computing to transform its business.

With a base 25 hospitals across Malaysia, KPJ has set its sights on adding 8 new medical centers over the next five years. KPJ Healthcare also operates medical facilities in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand as well as an aged care centre in Australia. 

Today, 12 KPJ hospitals has access to a World Class infrastructure that enables the healthcare group to deliver a "patient first" experience.

This cloud journey has been a fulfilling one for KPJ as it is now focused on delivering quality customers services instead of being bogged down by the maintaining of ICT services delivery.

The mantra of “patient first” delivered through “caring cloud”.

Session 5 - The Global Language of Health - Analytics with SNOMED CT [More Info]
Liara Tutina MCom, Customer Relations Executive APAC, IHTSDO (International Health Terminology and Standards Development Organisation)
Dr. Linda Bird, Implementation Specialist, IHTSDO

Full benefits of electronic health records only accrue with the implementation of effective retrieval and reuse of clinical information. In analytics SNOMED CT acts as a reference terminology for comparisons and aggregation of data from the entire health care process.

13:25 - 13:30Session Transition
13:30 - 13:55Session 6 - Transitions of Care Coordinating a Patient’s needs with the Community [More Info]
Dr. Robert H. Leviton MD, MPH, FACEP, Chief Medical Information Officer , Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx New York, USA

Implementing an electronic health record system in a multi-faceted large urban academic health system in one of the poorest regions of the United States presents numerous challenges and opportunities to demonstrate the flexible nature and dynamic potentials of an EHR to create the Smart Hospital.

In this presentation, Dr. Leviton will demonstrate how his hospital has integrated all of the clinical work flows of over 700 physicians from 23 specialties of Medicine and Surgery in both the ambulatory, emergency, behavioral, and inpatient settings for acute, chronic, and long term care with the clinical work requirements of Nursing, Social Work, Case Management, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Care, Nutrition Services, Pharmacy and Speech Language Pathology. Information from each of these notes logically flow from document to document providing a seamless interdisciplinary presentation of a patient’s care from Admission to Discharge.

During this presentation the audience will learn about methods to manage admission to acute or observation services; track and manage a patient’s length of stay, provide real time review of admission records to assure the medically necessary reasons for admission are achieved and control 30-day Readmissions to the hospital.

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Session 6 - The Journey to a Learning Health System is through a VNA [More Info]
Mr Larry Sitka, Global Healthcare Architect and Founder, Acuo Technologies VNA

Today’s healthcare organisations are moving from procedure based healthcare and billing into a patient outcome based health system.  Lexmark’s journey into a VNA and beyond has taken a new path aligned to the Learning Healthcare System (LHS).  The LHS is the first step necessary to support a real-time healthcare environment which is demanded by outcome based healthcare organisations.  A LHS is characterised by continuous improvement and accountability to achieve patient centric care with improved patient outcomes and safety.  The VNA offers a platform for centralisation of content (both storage and application) and data ownership by the healthcare organisation on behalf of the patient while offering interoperability and open image exchange through standards.

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13:55 - 14:00Session Transition
14:00 - 14:25Session 7 - New Approaches to Clinical Engagement and Technology Uptake in Hospitals [More Info]
Ms Sue McCarthy, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Datacom

Clinical engagement and technology uptake in healthcare can be a very time consuming and arduous exercise in navigation to achieve common outcomes for both clinicians and technologists alike. This presentation draws on Datacom Healthcare’s experience of the Australasian healthcare environment and provides insights and thought leadership on new approaches to creating better patient outcomes through closer collaboration and understanding of care and operational needs. The integration of evidence based medicine, evidence based technology, and evidence based design will be explored, illustrated with practical examples.

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Session 7 - Health Technologies and Evidence-based Practice [More Info]
Dr. Nick Hardiker, RN, Director, eHealth Programme, International Council of Nurses, Switzerland, Professor, University of Salford, UK

Few would argue against the use of robust evidence to support health care practice. Over its 25-year history, evidence-based practice appears to have been beneficial both to individuals and to populations. However, critics of evidence-based practice have raised a number of concerns – evidence overload, rules-orientation, de-personalisation, etc.  In this presentation, Nick Hardiker will explore how health information technology might support evidence-based practice.  He will explain how health information technology can address some of the concerns about evidence-based practice while highlighting some of the unintended consequences of its introduction.

14:25 - 14:30Session Transition
14:30 - 14:55Session 8 - Beyond the Boundaries – A Personal Journey of Using the Cloud to Transform Care Provision in a Remote Hospital Network [More Info]
Dr. Athiwat Noiprasit, Assistant Managing Director, Ten M.D. Nakornsawan Co. Ltd (Paknampo Hospital), Nakornsawan Province, Thailand

When Dr Athiwat Noiprasit was appointed Hospital Director of the Paknampo Hospital, 200kms north of Bangkok he was tasked with leading an expert team of clinicians, nurses and administrative staff to select and implement a hospital information system.

The goals were to streamline administrative and clinical workflows, provide clinical staff with a supportive environment to deliver the highest-quality care and importantly, achieve improved outcomes for patients.

In only six months, the team led by Dr Athiwat had transformed the small community based hospital into a modern paperless hospital with full EMR functionality provided through a privately-hosted Cloud environment located in the capital. Their work has exceeded all expectations and now, Dr Athiwat is extending the project to a second hospital in the network.

Find out how Dr Athiwat and his team were able to better direct administrative and clinical processes for sustained efficiencies and cost management. And how, with real time access to shared patient and clinical information, the system has been enthusiastically embraced by clinical and support staff.

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Session 8 - The Role of IT and Data in Population Health [More Info]
Associate Professor Jason Yap, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

The domain of Population Health is becoming increasingly prominent as countries face the coming twin challenges of ageing populations and increasing chronic disease load, and rising medical capabilities and healthcare costs. Far from being a simple panacea to all our ills however, it demands a new approach to thinking about even familiar things like data and IT systems. Where once it was possible to "gather user specifications” and construct fairly stand-alone systems, the care of the person in the community demands a hitherto-unseen level of networking, collaboration and governance. This presentation discusses some of our onrushing complexities and challenges, and proposes some approaches to thinking differently.
14:55 - 15:00Session Transition
15:00 - 15:25Session 9 - HIT and the Ergonomic Design of Future Healthspaces [More Info]
Dr. Alan Hedge MS, PhD, CPE, C.ErgH, Program Chair, ErgoExpo 2015 Atkinson Center for Sustainable Futures Faculty Fellow IEA Representative for Environmental Design Director, Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory , Cornell University

Future Healthspaces will be computer intensive workplaces. Examples will be given of the ergonomic design for such Healthspaces that support healthcare provider well-being and facilitate error free workflow.
Session 9 - Smart Strategies for Healthcare IT Projects: Lessons Learned from Philippine Implementations [More Info]
Dr. Mike Muin, Healthcare IT Consultant, MedProjects and Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital

This lecture aims to answer one overarching question: What do we need to ensure successful Healthcare IT projects? EMR implementations are challenging, difficult and fraught with failures. Yet, there is no question about the advantages of successfully adopted clinical IT systems for better patient care. The smart strategy is to keep eyes and minds wide open for uncommon insights and learnings to make sure projects go as planned.

15:25 - 16:40Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
16:40 - 17:25Closing Keynote - Plenary 8: A Patient’s Perspective on the Future of Healthcare [More Info]
Sara Watson, Technology Critic / Research Fellow / Affiliate, Tow Center for Digital Journalism / Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

Ms Watson will discuss a Patient's Perspective of the Future of Healthcare. She will address the consumer perspectives based on her own recovery experience and fitness wearables as well as Quantified Research.
17:25 - 17:30Closing Remarks [More Info]
Dr. Chong Yoke Sin, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Health Information System (IHiS), Singapore, Chairperson, HIMSS AsiaPac15
17:30 - 17:30HIMSS Innovation Showcase Award & Lucky Draw

Thursday, 10 September 2015
09:00 - 12:00International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) Masterclass [More Info]
Dr. Amy Coenen, RN, FAAN, Director, ICNP Programme, International Council of Nurses, Switzerland, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Nick Hardiker, RN, Director, eHealth Programme, International Council of Nurses, Switzerland, Professor, University of Salford, UK

Nursing counts: using ICNP to evidence the contribution of nurses

The International Council of Nurses has supported the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) for over 25 years. ICNP is a standardised terminology that represents the things that nurses see and do. ICNP also represents a harmonising framework, bringing together other nursing terminologies, integrating nursing concepts into multidisciplinary terminologies and ensuring that nursing is adequately represented in today’s health systems. In this workshop, two senior members of the ICNP development team will use real-life examples and draw on recent case studies to outline the history of ICNP, describe its evolution, explain its structure, describe its relationship with other terminologies, provide practical advice on implementation and explore with attendees how they might leverage ICNP-encoded data to meet their specific needs. Activities and group discussions will complement and consolidate learning, ensuring that attendees leave with knowledge that is both practical and useful.

Hospital Tour (for International Healthcare Providers* only) [More Info]
Seats are limited. First come first serve basis. This is applicable to healthcare providers working in hospital setting, non-for-profit associations, academics, government agencies). Not applicable to vendors/consultants/solutions providers.
13:00 - 17:00HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) Masterclass [More Info]
Mr. Grahame Grieve, Working Group Co-Chair, Health Level Seven International, Australia

Designed with a focus on simplicity and ease of implementation, the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard is attracting a great deal of attention as the next "great thing" in healthcare interoperability and is an exciting new addition to the HL7 standards platform.

FHIR combines the best features of HL7 standards with the latest web technologies to make interoperable heathcare applications dramatically simpler, easier and faster to develop. For applications based on earlier HL7 standards, FHIR offers a cost-effective evolutionary path. FHIR solutions are built from a set of modular components called "Resources".

These resources can easily be assembled into working systems  that solve real world clinical and administrative problems at a fraction of the price of existing alternatives. FHIR is suitable for use in a wide variety of contexts - mobile phone apps, cloud communications, EHR-based data sharing, server communication in large institutional healthcare providers and much more.