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Free passes to attend Esri User Conference in San Diego (June 27- July 1, 2016)

With 16,000 participants, Esri User Conference is the biggest GIS event on the planet.

This year, the conference will be held in San Diego, California from June 27 to July 1. It will feature several sessions focusing on health and human services.

Through the NGO agreement signed between Esri and AeHIN in the context of the AeHIN GIS Lab, few free passes will possibly be offered to AeHIN members (participants to shoulder their own travel expenses and accommodations).

Candidates joining the conference are expected to share the lessons they have learned from the conference through a one-page report and/or an echo webinar for the network.

Interested individuals must send their expression of interest together with their institutional endorsement in writing before June 3rd to steeve.ebener@gaia-geosystems.org.

Should the need arise, the AeHIN Governing Committee will decide on the final candidates to receive the passes.
To learn more about the AeHIN GIS Lab, click here.

Prof. Vajira represents AeHIN in Digital Health

Participants at the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Digital Health held in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland--Prof. Vajira Dissanayake of the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL), an AeHIN COIL member, represented AeHIN at the high-level Policy Dialogue on Digital Health held on May 23-24.

Prof. Vajira carried AeHIN's response to the MA4Health call-to-action.

AeHIN REACH holds Archimate Training in KL

Participants of the Archimate Training

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia--The AeHIN Regional Enterprise Architecture Council for Health (REACH) held an Archimate training at the National University of Malaysia hosted by the Faculty of Information Science and Technology last April 25 with the generous assistance of CC and C Solutions. The training included an introduction to Archimate concepts and its uses as well as a hands-on session using the Archimate free download version. To be able to use the said tool, two more online classes are planned. The attendees of this training were participants of the AeHIN TOGAF Training Kuala Lumpur in 2014 including certified enterprise architects officers from MOH Malaysia (TOGAF 9.1).

Data for the New Era: The Health Data Collaborative debuts in Asia

(Article originally posted at http://www.healthdatacollaborative.org)

“Weaknesses in our health data makes good planning and decision-making extremely difficult. We made all our decisions from assumptions. Now things have changed, especially at the local level. We are getting better data on time, which is making a real difference in the quality of care people receive.” – Abul Kalam Azad, Additional Director General, Bangladesh Ministry of Health & Family Welfare


Countries are increasingly recognizing the power of harnessing data to achieve improvements in health. From Azimpur Maternity Hospital in Dhaka to Upazila Health Complex in rural Kaliganj, healthcare providers in Bangladesh are embracing electronic medical records and web-based health information software such as DHIS2. These new digital tools are capturing better data for reporting, analysis and use in ways that have never been done before.

Digital devices are also allowing doctors in Azimpur to enter patient information at the point of care, reducing the flow of paper and providing easier access to clinical information. And community health centers such as Upazila can now more efficiently share their data with local councils who regularly use the health information captured in DHIS2 to review and discuss how best to target interventions and improve health. [read more]

AeHIN, APUHC collaborate to ramp up eHealth research in Asia

Prof. Pradeep and other participants brainstorming in a session during the AeHIN 4th General Meeting

The Asia eHealth Information Network crafted a roadmap for strengthening eHealth research in the region from 2016 to 2020. Professor Pradeep Ray, convenor of the Asia Pacific Ubiquitous Health Consortium, led a side meeting of researchers at the 4th General Meeting in Bali last October 2015. From this meeting, there was agreement that AeHIN eHealth/mhealth topics could be an area for research. Consequently, APUHC is now the research arm of AeHIN. Thereafter, a total of 10 PhD candidates in top universities in Australia, Japan and Europe were recruited to assist AeHIN with its research concerns. It is hoped that in the next five years, these PhD candidates from AeHIN member countries can provide clarity on various topics that have been of interest to the network. The AeHIN-APUHC will be categorized under the AeHIN Academy -- the capacity-building arm of AeHIN.

AeHIN Enterprise Architects Select OpenHIE for Lab Testing

The Regional Enterprise Architecture Council for Health (REACH) of the Asia eHealth Information Network has selected the OpenHIE architecture for testing by the Community of Interoperability Labs (COIL).

Six months after the 4th General Meeting in Bali, REACH members have agreed to test the OpenHIE architecture in a lab setting. This means the AeHIN Community of Interoperability Labs (COIL), a subnetwork of research institutions in AeHIN focusing on implementing interoperable architectures, will then be tasked to create solutions that are compliant to the OpenHIE architecture.

The COIL will then demonstrate the test results in the 5th General Meeting in Nawpyidaw, Myanmar later this year.

AeHIN, MEASURE Evaluation conduct RHIS Focus Group side-meeting

Prof. Abul Kalam Azad delivering a speech during the Inter-Country Conference on Measurement and Accountability for Health

Dhaka, Bangladesh To support RHIS (Routine Health Information Systems) strengthening in Asia, the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) in collaboration with the MEASURE Evaluation conducted a side-meeting dedicated for the RHIS Focus Group during the Bangladesh MA4Health Conference on April 26, 2016.

The RHIS Focus Group is a regional collaboration platform established by AeHIN to forward RHIS initiatives in Asia. Hence, the side-meeting aims to convene regional representatives of the conference to talk about draft action plans agreed upon in the 4th AeHIN General Meeting in Bali, Indonesia last October 2015.

The side-meeting also discussed the implementation of RHIS course developed by MEASURE Evaluation in collaboration with WHO, University of Oslo, INSP, PHFI, and University of Queensland, among others. With this regard, Professor Abul Kalam Azad, Additional Director General (Admin) & Director, Management Information System (MIS) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare conveyed his interest to introduce the RHIS course in Bangladesh. The South African team also took interest in introducing the same course in Southern Africa. Consequently, AeHIN expressed its commitment to organize the RHIS course in collaboration with regional universities, with the technical support of MEASURE Evaluation.

The side-meeting was attended by health information and CRVS representatives from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Philippines, and South Africa. Development partners from USAID, WHO, and University of Oslo, Norway were also present in the event.

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Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin
Health System Research Institute
National Health Building
88/39 Tiwanon 14 Road, 
Muang District
Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Dr Alvin Marcelo
Medical Informatics Unit
University of the Philippines Manila
547 Pedro Gil St., Ermita
Manila, Philippines

AeHIN Secretariat-Manila

Ms Kristin Chloe Pascual,
Ms Charisse Orjalo
National Telehealth Center
National Institutes of Health

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AeHIN Secretariat-Bangkok

Ms Win Min Thit
Health System Research Institute
National Health Building
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Muang District
Nonthaburi, Thailand

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