February 19, 2019

2018 GHI Global Events

2018 GHI Global Events

Jan 15-19 | IHE North American Connectathon
Cleveland, OH
The IHE NA Connectathon is the healthcare industry’s largest, most rigorous interoperability testing event. Hundreds of industry’s top leaders gather annually to collaborate and test implementations of IHE Profiles and other world-class standards. IHE’s unique testing environment allows vendors to test, re-test, and debug their systems in minutes because participants are working toward a greater goal.

Jan 3-Feb 2 | 2018 International Society for Disease Surveillance Annual Conference
Orlando, FL
“Public Health Decisions Using Point of Care Data from Open Source Systems in Africa”
The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) conference is the premier event dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of biosurveillance. Every year, the ISDS conference draws approximately 400 professionals from a broad range of disciplines to learn the latest achievements, analytic methods, best practices, conceptual frameworks, and technical innovations in the rapidly evolving field of disease surveillance.
Notes: Burke Mamlin and/or Terry Cullen  Submission accepted for oral presentation, scheduled for Thursday, February 1 at 1:30 p.m.

Jul 31-Aug 4 | OpenHIE Community Meeting
Arusha, Tanzania
The OpenHIE Community meeting at Mount Meru Hotel and Conference Centre is designed to support developers, implementers, and government officials in fostering the advancement of OpenHIE and the support of country owned and driven, large-scale health information sharing architectures. It will serve to showcase the strategy, approach and components that pragmatically empower sustainable and standards-based sharing of health information to improve health outcomes.  The meeting will also highlight existing OpenHIE implementations and provide a platform for community learning and discussion about OpenHIE in action.
Notes: July 31 – August 2: Community Meeting; August 3-4: Connectathon

Aug 20-23 | Public Health Informatics Conference
Atlanta, GA
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold the PHI Conference from August 20-23, 2018, Connecting Systems and People to Improve Population Health. The Conference considers ‘population health‘ to broadly mean “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group”, acknowledging that definitions of ‘population’ – and therefore ‘population health’ – vary by sectors and the collective individuals they serve. Recognizing that these sectors are critical components of the public health system, the conference welcomes engagement and perspectives from all sectors on how to collaboratively and comprehensively achieve better health outcomes for those whom they serve.
Notes: Abstracts due February 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Nov 3-7 | AMIA
San Francisco, CA
Notes: Know Burke wants to go.

Dec 10-11 | 5th Annual Global Digital Health Forum
Washington, DC
The theme for this year’s event — A Shared Language for Digital Health — looks to the World Health Organization’s “Classification of Digital Health Interventions” as a framework to guide our conversation.The 2018 Global Digital Health Forum will be an intimate and curated event, capped at 300 attendees, with engaging sessions to connect government stakeholders, digital health technologists, researchers, donors, implementers and field experts from across the globe. The Forum will once again feature TED-style talks, panel presentations, hands-on workshops, the interactive “Appy Hour”, vendor tables and an opportunity to showcase your work on a poster. 
Notes: Terry Cullen  Abstracts accepted through July 15, 2018 with presenter decisions expected to be made by early September 2018

Dec 4-8 | OpenMRS Implementers Conference
Nairobi, Kenya
This event provides an opportunity for developers to collaborate and improve their technical skills in OpenMRS, implementers to share their best practices from implementations, and users to propose and prioritize their top features in future releases of the software. The event will also include visits to OpenMRS implementation sites along with a discussion afterward for participants to share their experience and suggestions.
Notes: Paul Biondich, Burke Mamlin, Terry Cullen, Sri Maurya Kummamuru, Wyclif Luyima