HIMSS AsiaPac15 Conference & Exhibition

Thailand Pre-Conference Roadshow

Our 4th and concluding stop for the HIMSS AsiaPac15 Pre-Conference Roadshow was held at Queen Sirikit National Convention - Bangkok, Thailand on 10 June 2015. It was a very well-received event with 60+ senior level attendees and speakers from government organizations and both the private and public sectors.

The HIMSS senior management team also attended, including HIMSS President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Steve Lieber, who gave the opening introduction and welcome address. During his introduction, Steve shared about the HIMSS Value Suite and how EMRAM adoption can drive IT procurement, seamless integration and both clinical and commercial outcomes in a structured manner.

Event Highlights – Dr. Choosna Makarasarn, President of the Thai Medical Informatics Association (TMI) shared insights into the IT adoption situation in Thailand. Chief Medical Informatics Officers (CMIOs) are still far and few between. Associate Professor Low Cheng Ooi, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, MOH Holdings and Ministry of Health Singapore shared about Singapore’s experience from the perspective of a CMIO.

A/Prof Low discussed the silo-ed strategies from clinical and technical healthcare professionals and emphasized that both CIOs/CTOs and CMIOs need to be aligned when implementing IT, to ensure that the solutions are technically sound but clinician-friendly for optimal commercial and clinical outcomes to be achieved.

Dr. Boonchai Kijsanayotin MD., PhD AeHIN Co-chair, Thai Health Information Standards Development Center (THIS), Health Systems Research Institute, Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Thailand gave a very important presentation on capacity building and IT adoption challenges and successes in Thailand.

We also were delighted to have the CMIO of Bumrungrad (one of the top 10 hospitals in the world), Dr. James Miser share about Bumrungrad’s efforts with IBM-Watson to create seamless IT innovations for top notch healthcare delivery outcomes. Last but not least, Dr. Manish Kohli, Chief, Medical Informatics, Cleveland Clinic (Abu Dhabi) discussed about leveraging carepathways and technologies to deliver world-class care.

The roadshow ended with a lucky draw and 2 winners walked away with free passes to the main conference in September. Our first prize winner, Dr. Erik Fleishman, Assistant International Medical Director, Bumrungrad International, also won a 2 night complimentary stay at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
With that, our roadshows have concluded. 

We hope to see you in September for the HIMSS AsiaPac15 Conference and Exhibition. Click here for more information on the program and here for the full list of speakers. 

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