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The Conference on Measurement and Accountability for Universal Health Coverage in the Asia Pacific and AeHIN 4th General Meeting (hashtag: #MA4HealthAP) gathered state and non-state actors to discuss how they can improve health service delivery and measure health outcomes in the post-2015 development era. Over 250 participants from more than 30 countries participated in MA4HealthAP in Bali, Indonesia from 26 to 30 October 2015.
The #MA4HealthAP and AeHIN 4th General Meeting built on previous AeHIN conferences that spurred interest in ICT-enabled change in health services and effective M&E systems to achieve UHC goals. The conference galvanized a multi-prong approach to better health care with stronger political will and unified multi-stakeholder engagement needed for operationalizing iCTen! practices (person-centric ICT-enhanced investments) underpinning better M&E and health information systems for evidence-based decision-making (country M&E and HIS roadmap investments). Full information at the link above and the program-at-a-glance is HERE.
Special workshops followed the conference on 29-30 October 2015 to (1) address National Health ID development and implementation; (2) convene a special session of the Pacific Health Information Network; (3) form a AeHIN focus group on Routine Health Information Systems; and (4) launch the new AeHIN Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab.
Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake, President, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka and Prof. Rabindra Bista of the University of Kathmandu exchanging the MOU in the presence of Dr. Alvin Marcello, President, Asia eHealth Information Network
A memorandum of understanding was signed between Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka and School of Engineering, Kathmandu University, Nepal during the eHealth Asia 2015 conference held in Colombo, October 2015. The main objective of the agreement was to provide resources and technical assistance to establish a masters degree programme in health informatics in Kathmandu University.
Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka is a regional stakeholder in health informatics with its partnership with the Asia eHealth Information Network for eHealth Asia annual conference and Asian Journal of Health Informatics. It is also supporting the Masters in Biomedical Informatics course of Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka with its expertise in health informatics and digital health.
eHealth Asia 2015 is almost here! If you cannot head to the venue, you can still join the conference via WebEx! Register through this links to catch the sessions on October 13-14:
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Dr Alvin Marcelo
Medical Informatics Unit
University of the Philippines Manila
547 Pedro Gil St., Ermita
Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin
Health System Research Institute
National Health Building
88/39 Tiwanon 14 Road,
Ms Kristin Chloe Pascual,
Ms Charisse Orjalo
National Telehealth Center
National Institutes of Health
University of the Philippines