February 19, 2019

2017 GHI Global Events

2017 GHI Global Events

Jan 23-27 | IHE North NA Connectathon
Cleveland, OH

Jan 26-27 | mHealth plug-a-thon at IHE NA Connectathon
Cleveland, OH

TBD | DUP Ethiopia Planning Meeting

Jan 14-20 | HL7 Working Group Meeting
San Antonio, TX

Feb 1 | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, MA
Paul Biondich participating as a faculty member in Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care

Feb 19-23 | HIMSS Conference
Orlando, FL
The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 19–23, 2017 in Orlando brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, plus a full day of preconference symposia.

Feb 27 | NIH/NIDDK: Using Health IT to Identify and Manage CKD Populations: Efforts of the NKDEP Health IT Working Groups
Bethesda, MD
NIDDK’s October 2015 Using Health Information Technology to Identify and Manage CKD Populations meeting identified priority needs to support CKD population health management, including 1) a computable phenotype to identify CKD patients, 2) an electronic care plan template for CKD and 3) a business case to justify investment in CKD population management infrastructure.  In response, NIDDK’s National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) launched three working groups to address these needs. Meeting objectives include:  1. update the kidney community on progress and challenges in developing the CKD care plan, phenotype and business case; 2. acquire input from the kidney community to address challenges and refine working group products; and 3. discuss additional priorities and next steps for using health IT to improve CKD research and care.

Mar 6-10 | Digital Health Conference and 5th AeHIN General Meeting: Achieving the SDG’s with ICT
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
As the world enters the Post-2015 Development Era, the lessons from the MDGs reveal opportunities for more systematic, equitable, effective, and efficient approaches to health interventions supported by information and communications technology (ICT). Digital Health has now emerged as the all-encompassing term for such interventions and this conference aims to elaborate on specific joint actions Asia-Pacific countries can take together to elevate their capacity to harness ICT in achieving the health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Notes: Paul Biondich and Shaun Grannis

Mar 8-10 | Public Clinical LOINC Tutorial and Committee Meeting
Salt Lake City, UT
Regenstrief Institute and the LOINC Committee invite you to join us for the Public Clinical LOINC Tutorial & Committee Meeting. We are very excited to be offering a RELMA workshop focused on Clinical LOINC! The Introduction to LOINC tutorial and RELMA workshop will be held on Wednesday, and then on Thursday morning we will hold our domain-specific tutorials for Documents, Panels/Forms, and Radiology. Regular Committee business (all are welcome) will be held on Thursday afternoon and Friday.

Mar 12-18 | Global Brigades
Notes: Terry Cullen

Mar 17-22 | World VistA Community Meeting and GT.M Training Session
Indianapolis, IN

WorldVistA’s mission is to improve healthcare worldwide by  making medical information technology better and universally affordable. WorldVistA was formed to extend and collaboratively improve the VistA electronic health record and health information system for use outside of its original setting. The system was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for use in its veterans hospitals, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes. WorldVistA has a number of development efforts aimed at adding new software modules such as pediatrics, obstetrics, and other functions not used in the veterans’ healthcare setting.

WorldVistA seeks to help those who choose to adopt the VistA system to successfully master, install, and maintain the software for their own use. WorldVistA will strive to guide VistA adopters and programmers towards developing a community based on principles of open, collaborative, peer review software development and dissemination. VistA Community Meeting and GT.M Training Session, hosted by Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana VCM is March 20-22, 2017, preceded by GT. M Training from March 17-22, 2017.

Apr 3-7 | IHE Europe Connectathon
Venice, Italy
Connectathon – A five-day ‘connectivity marathon’ for testing the interoperability of health information systems. It is a unique opportunity for vendors to test the interoperability of their products against IHE Profiles in a structured and rigorous environment with peer vendors.

Apr 4-7 | Skoll World Forum
Oxford, England
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change.
Notes: Paul Biondich

Apr 22-25 | Starfield Health Equity Summit
Primary Care’s Role in Achieving Health Equity

Apr 23-26 | HELINA
Bujumbura, Burundi
Pan-African health informatics conference: Integrated Health Information Management Resources for Global Health Care Strategies
Notes: @Hotel Panoramique

Apr 27 | Apps for Health 2017
Hamilton, Ontario
Healthcare in Non-Traditional Practice Settings – Join us as we explore the intersection of technology, health and entrepreneurship at Ontario’s premier digital health information-sharing, networking, and recruiting event.  This year we explore digital health and how it can support better healthcare outside of the hospital (home care, remote care, hospital/home integration, etc.) for seniors, aboriginal and indigenous communities, remote and underserviced populations, infants and youth.

May 2-4 | iHealth 2017 Clinical Informatics Conference
Philadelphia, PA
iHealth is where clinicians, informatics professionals and other interested parties* convene, share, and learn about improving team-based, integrated health care driven by data and evidence to impact outcomes for patients, families, and communities. Covering a spectrum of issues–from developing and incorporating patient engagement strategies, to analyzing population health data, to using innovative mHealth solutions–the goal of AMIA’s iHealth 2017 Clinical Informatics Conference is to provide a forum for both evidence- and experience-based clinical informatics that will contribute to improvements in health and health care.

May 8-11 | OSCON
Austin, TX
OSCON is where the open source community gathers to celebrate achievements, spark new ideas, and map the future of open computing through collaboration, education, and connecting people with technology.
Notes: http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/oscon-tx

May 11-12 | NIMHD
Gaithersburg, MD
“Addressing Health Disparities through the Utilization of Health Information Technology Workshop”
Notes: Terry Cullen

Aug 6-9 | IHE Australia Connectathon and Showcase
Brisbane, Australia

Aug 21-25 | MedInfo
Xiamen, China
The 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MedInfo2017), is to be held August 21st-25th, 2017 in Xiamen, China. As a brand event of IMIA and a premier international health and biomedical informatics event, MedInfo provides the world’s leading scientists, medical practitioners, entrepreneurs, educators as well as students a high quality platform for sharing of the world’s current research and application in these fields. MedInfo, once held triennially, and now biennially in different regions, has traveled across time and continents to arrive China in 2017. MedInfo2017 is hosted by IMIA and organized by CMIA (China Medical Informatics Association). Under the theme of “Precision Healthcare through Informatics,” MedInfo2017 offers you the latest trend and development in health and medical informatics, a glimpse of China’s medical informatics application in coping with its healthcare problem under its large population pressure, and a chance to witness IMIA’s 50th anniversary celebration. 
Xiamen, the beautiful coastal city and a pioneer in medicare reform and informatics application in China, sincerely welcomes your participation in this grand event.

Sep 27-28 | 2017 Annual Health Policy Invitational Meeting
Washington, DC
“Redefining our Picture of Health”:  How Data is Transforming the Role of Patients in Care & Research
For the last several years, new and novel types of data have begun to sharpen (and in some cases) redefine the picture of a patient’s health. 

  • The adoption of EHRs and other health IT in care delivery has dramatically increased the amount of health data and information available to describe patients’ health; 
  • The addition of rich contextual data about patients – and by patients – including environmental, geographic, behavioral, and genomics are adding digital definition to patients’ stories;
  • Development and expansion of mobile health applications are adding various kinds of wellness data to the already complex domain of clinical data, and offering new methods for patient empowerment and participation in care and research; and
  • Advances in basic and clinical research, with high throughput computing and processing, have enabled a single patient’s picture of health to inform the pictures of many patients’ health.

These trends are converging to deliver a more refined picture of health, where personalized care can deliver treatments tailored to the individual, where a single patient can inform and improve the health of populations, and where the “N-of-Many” can be leveraged to better understand the “N-of-1.”  The focus for API2017 will be on health informatics policies needed to support this emerging paradigm.
Notes: Terry Cullen

Oct 5-7 | AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop
Houston, TX
Whether you’re exploring opportunities to engage in global health, preparing for your overseas experience, or seeking to broaden your clinical knowledge about global health concerns, the Global Health Workshop is the place to network, learn, and train with current and aspiring global health advocates.
Notes: Terry Cullen

Nov 4-8 | AMIA
Washington, DC
We invite you to contribute your best work for presentation at the AMIA Annual Symposium – the foremost symposium for the science and practice of biomedical informatics. The AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium, to be held in Washington, DC, from November 4-8, 2017, invites submissions from informatics practitioners around the globe. Under the overall theme of “Precision Informatics for Health: The Right Informatics for the Right Person at the Right Time,” AMIA 2017 will build on 40 years of sharing pioneering research and insights for leveraging information to improve human health. Topics of interest span the spectrum from deciphering the underpinning phenomena of disease, to managing information and communications for improving patient care, to tracking the health of populations. AMIA 2017 will consider poster, podium abstract, full length paper, student paper, panel, demonstration, and workshop submissions that showcase the latest innovations from the community of biomedical informatics researchers and practitioners. We look forward to receiving your submissions on March 9, 2017 and seeing you in November!

Nov 30-Dec 1 | ONC Annual Meeting
Washington, DC
Notes: Terry Cullen

Dec 4-6 | Global Digital Health Forum
Washington, DC
The theme for this year’s Forum—The Evolving Digital Health Landscape: Progress, Achievements, and Remaining Frontiers—captures the spirit of progress made in the past several years to scale digital health systems and also encourages us to look critically at the continued need for innovation,as well as integration, to improve health outcomes in a changing political landscape.

Dec 12-16 | OpenMRS Conference
“eHealth to promote evidence based health service delivery and interoperability”
This years’ theme focuses on how eHealth could help improve delivery of health service at the patient level or point of care (support decision and data processes) and how eHealth could support planning for health service delivery. The key components within this scope are:

  • eHealth: the ICT technologies
  • Data use: how eHealth supports the collection and utilization of data at the patient level.
  • Interoperability to strengthen data exchange between systems.

OpenMRS has helped revolutionize management of patients and patient level data at the point of care in low income countries through a range of tools in its architecture. Due to the program based approach that has been followed in improving their health systems, many countries now have large data sets in disparate electronic data sets. This has made it difficult to conduct cross analysis of related data to support decision making. OpenMRS has particularly been vital in facilitating health service delivery by incorporating standards and protocols to enable interoperability with other systems. The interoperability framework that OpenMRS has adopted is helping the delivery of health service at the patient level and decision making by making it easier to share data with these systems.
Notes: Paul Biondich, Terry Cullen, and Burke Mamlin