APAMI Secretary presents at HIMSS AsiaPac2015

Newly appointed Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI), A/Prof Klaus Veil FACHI FHL7 presented at the HIMSS Asia-Pacific 2015 Digital Healthcare Week in Singapore. The topic of his presentation was “Implementing Social Media – Professional and Legal Issues in Healthcare“. Social Media is increasingly being used by healthcare providers as well as consumers to communicate, research and make health decisions.  However, there are significant professional, medical and legal risks associated with implementing Social Media in Healthcare.  Prof Veil’s presentation outlined the issues and provided some pointers to mitigate the risks.

Singapore Health Minister Gan Kim Yong will open AsiaPac15

Policy makers, hospital leaders and top solution providers will attend the HIMSS AsiaPac15 Digital Healthcare Week at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 6-10 Sept. 2015, to learn about regional and international breakthroughs in SMART healthcare and discuss latest plans, challenges and solutions. HIMSS AsiaPac15 will – for the last consecutive time – be held in Singapore.  Read more

HIFA welcomes APAMI as Supporting Organisation

The Healthcare Information For All (HIFA) organisation has accepted the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) as a Supporting Organisational Member.  HIFA coordinator Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh MB BS DCH DRCOG said “On behalf of the HIFA Steering Group, I am delighted to welcome the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics as a new HIFA Supporting Organisation. Thank you for your support and we look forward to work with you to improve the availability and use of healthcare knowledge worldwide.  Let’s build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare knowledge!”

The HIFA Vision is a world where every person and every health worker will have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible. HIFA brings together more than 14,000 health researchers, publishers, librarians, policymakers, clinicians and information professionals on 5 forums in 3 languages. HIFA collaborates with the World Health Organization and is supported by more than 260 health and development organisations worldwide.

APAMI President Dr S B Gogia said “We support HIFA (Healthcare Information For All).  We believe that every person and every health worker should have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible.  We encourage our members to join the HIFA forums at www.HIFA.org!

Medical Relief Donations for Nepal Earthquake

Please donate to the International Medical Corps, providing on-the-ground medical relief for the Nepal earthquake.  Your donation will be doubled by facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nepalearthquakesupport
The APAMI Executive Committee thanks you for your support!

Here are 11 other ways to donate to the victims of the Nepal Earthquake, listed at www.TIME.com/3837845/nepal-earthquake-disaster-earthquake-prayfornepal/ and www.TIME.com/3836242/nepal-earthquake-donations-disasterrelief/.

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