eHealth Symposium 2013 : eHealth Symposium 2013
Call For Papers
The College of Information Technology UNITEN is proud to present you with eHealth Symposium 2013.
Scheduled for 26th June 2013, this symposium targets to bring together the varied community of researches on e-health to showcase their works, share expertise and ideas.
The one day event will be held at the College of IT, UNITEN and will include keynote sessions by four distinguished keynote speakers from international and national healthcare organizations.
The organizing committee cordially welcome your submission of original research papers on various aspects of e-health. Selected papers will be published in the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI).
Our symposium will feature comprehensive tracks to e-Health topics that most interest you, with track sessions tagged to help you create a customized agenda based on your role, experience level and key focus. Some of the suggested topics are (but not limited to):
•Open source in Hospital Information Systems
•Knowledge management in healthcare
•Healthcare information systems in developing countries
•Economic evaluation for information technology (IT) in health
•Information technology (IT) and business process reengineering (BPR) in healthcare
•Success/failures of IT in healthcare
•Issues and challenges of IT in healthcare
•IT Procurement in healthcare
We are also pleased to share brief introduction to our distinguished keynote speakers.
Prof. Dr. Syed Aljunid is a Professor of Health Economics. Previously he served as the Head of Community Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). His main interest is in the strengthening of healthcare systems of developing countries through research and development in health economics and financing. He is currently involved in supporting developing countries to implement the Case-Mix system, a health management and information tool to enhance quality and efficiency of healthcare services. He heads the International Training Centre on Casemix and Clinical Coding in UKM founded in 2006. Currently he serves as the co-chair of Morbidity Technical Advisory Group of International Classification of Disease Revision 11 (ICD-11) for the World Health Organisation (WHO). He is actively involved in teaching health economics and health management courses in MPH, MBA and PhD programmes jointly run by UNU-IIGH and her partner universities. He is also an advisor to WHO, UN-AIDS, UNDP, UNICEF, GAVI, Asian Development and the World Bank.
Dr. Chris Larsen is a medical doctor, trained in Germany, the UK and Australia, with specialisations in Tropical Medicine and Public Health from the UK and Australia, and a Masters degree in Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases from the UK. For the past 22 years, Chris has worked as medical practitioner, programme manager and advisor for quality assurance and health facility management in resource-limited settings in Afghanistan, Barbados, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda and Vietnam. In 2003/4, he established the first truly affordable East African CD4 T cell enumeration facility for AIDS treatment monitoring in Uganda, and has been promoting affordable HIV-related diagnostics throughout Africa and the Caribbean through positions with private industry, NGOs, bilateral and international donors, and international scientific working groups.At the same time, he remains highly active in rural and remote medicine and infectious diseases, clinical staff development and total quality management, with a special interest in health facility management, laboratory services and appropriate e-health. In 2005, Chris founded synaLinQ, a consulting firm to assist those in need of truly sustainable, practical solutions in health system strengthening; intermediate energy, water, sanitation and waste management technology; and related information and communication technology.
Dr. Amiruddin Hisan is a medical graduate from the University of Malaya. He has also obtained his Master of Health Admin from University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. He has been actively involved in the telehealth industry since 1997 lending his expertise in the development of the national telehealth system. Currently the Director of Telehealth Division with the Malaysia’s Ministry of Health, his main responsibility is to ensure the success of the telehealth projects under the ministry. He is also a member of the Entry Point Projek(EPP) e-Healthcare Task Force Under NKEA in 2010-2012 as well as had been appointed as one of the juries for the MSC Malaysia Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) in 2012.
Dr. Md Khadzir Sheikh Ahmad is Head of the Health Informatics Centre, Ministry of Health, Malaysia. He is a certified Occupational Health Physician and received MD degree from National University of Malaysia, Master degree in Occupational Medicine from National University of Singapore and PhD degree in Occupational Health from The University of Birmingham, UK. He had been drafting Health Laws; Medical Ethics and instrumental in initiating the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Services in the pioneer Hospital Kepala Batas, Hospital Putrajaya and Hospital Sultan Ismail. The program includes registration of Traditional and Complementary medicine practitioner in Malaysia. Currently since late 2008, he is heading the development and operation of electronic Health Information and Management System and the development of Health Informatics Standards for Malaysia. He is now leading the development of Malaysian Health Data Warehouse Project, Acquiring and development of POC of SNOMED CT for implementation in Ministry of Health Hospitals; Development of Malaysian Health Data Dictionary; and development and rolling out of Web Based version of Medical Care Information System that collect granular data for discharges of inpatient and those attending Day Care Services. He is also involved in the implementation of Hospital Information System and Malaysia Health Information Exchange.
Do come and join us and the varied community of e-health researchers in this informative event.