India Connect-a-thon 2016

India held its first Health IT Connectathon on 21-22 May 2016 in Bengalaru, India.  10 companies tested 29 different products in the HIS, RIS and DICOM areas.

Interoperability between HIS, EMR, PACS, LIS and various other systems is a challenging area in Healthcare IT. As a customer one deals with multiple vendors to achieve smooth flow of information between disparate systems with varying success rates.

The idea of demonstrating it in a workshop while being monitored by technical folks gave rise to an annual event that is now regularly held in USA.


  • Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI) – the single professional home for medical informatics is organizing this event, hoping to build on it and make it a regular event in India too.
  • HL7 India – the India chapter of Health Level 7 aka HL7 is a joint organizer

Data sharing was accomplished for all the use cases and the vendors were presented with appropriate certificates. Thanks go to the core committee members M Rajendran, Dr SB Gogia, Dr T Prabhu, Dr S Ratakonda as well as HL7 India chair Dr C Gunasekhara and chair elect Dr N Yellapragada.  See all the India Connectathon videos here.

APAMI 2016 will be held in Seoul, South Korea, 2-6 Nov. 2016

The 2016 Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) will be held in Seoul, South Korea, on 2-6 November.  The venue is The K Hotel and the program will include lectures, symposiums, forums, a Smart Hospital tour as well as a welcome reception, VIP Dinner and Gala Dinner.  APAMI 2016 will be hosted by the Korean Society of Medical Informatics (KOSMI).  More information at

India Digital Healthcare Summit 2015

‘Transforming Healthcare through IT’ – This HIMSS India event will be a one of its kind conference to attend, as it is the inaugural conference that will help showcase how IT is transforming the full spectrum of the continuum of care. The conference will include topics such as ‘Healthcare IT Vision and Government Policy’, ‘Advanced Analytics in Healthcare”, etc.  Read more