APAMI 2018 in Colombo, Sri-Lanka

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Informatics (APAMI), it is our pleasure and privilege to extend a cordial invitation to participate in our APAMI 2018 Conference to be held in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, from 9th to 12th October 2018.

Sri Lanka, a small island nation, is a fascinating island that we have have never met before, with many nicknames such as Serendib, Ceylon, teardrops from India and pearls from the East. A variety of historical sites, folk culture and unique food, as well as a safari with wildlife, will be a chance to experience a new culture. The venue, the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, is the finest hotel in Colombo located in the largest city of Sri Lanka. It is a place where we can enjoy an excellent academic program with comfort …

The theme of the conference “Transforming Healthcare through Innovation in Digital Health” aims to encourage researchers, practitioners, nurses, scientists, healthcare workers and suppliers from across the world to cooperate, share knowledge and experience to use information technology to improve the healthcare status of people.

Apart from the outstanding scientific program, trade fair and social events, the conference will provide an excellent opportunity to forge new relationships with professional colleagues from various nations including the Asia Pacific region. We look forward to welcoming you to Colombo and to the conference.

With warm regards,

Dr Kyunghee (Kenny) Cho
President of APAMI

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.