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Papers and Global Goods

ARTICLES:

OpenMRS as an Emergency EMR – How we used a Global Good to create an Emergency EMR in a Week published in International Journal of Medical Informatics, February 23, 2021

Modernizing health information technology: lessons from healthcare delivery systems published in JAMIA Open, September 3, 2020

An HIT Ecosystem Capability Maturity Model for System-Wide Implementation, Management, and Governance published in ACI Open, July, 2020

Envisioning health equity for American Indian/Alaska Natives: a unique HIT opportunity published in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, April 26, 2019

 

BLOGS:

Beyond PPE: Protecting Health Care Workers to Prevent a Behavioral Health Disaster published in Health Affairs Blog, June 4, 2020

 

PAPERS:

Facility HIT Ecosystem Capability Maturity Model Toolkit

WHO Family Planning Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources Implementation Guides

 

POSTERS:

Lessons Learned: From Narrative Guidelines to Computer-readable Approaches using FHIR and Standard Semantic Terminologies virtual poster presented by J. Amlung, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., during the 2020 Global Digital Health Forum

 

PRESENTATIONS/PANELS:

OpenMRS as an Emergency EMR: Using a Global Good to Generate and EMR Solution in 10 Days, pre-formed panel presented by B. Mamlin, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Indiana University School of Medicine; A. Kanter, Columbia International eHealth Lab; E. Ball, Partners in Health; and S. Wanyee, IntelliSOFT at the Global Digital Health Forum on December 9, 2020

Health IT (HIT) Capability Maturity Model: Strengthening the HIT Ecosystem through Self-Assessment presented by J. Shivers, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., at the Global Digital Health Forum on December 8, 2020

Data Use Community: Working Across Boundaries Toward Solutions presented as a pre-recorded Ted-style Talk by P. Biondich, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Indiana University School of Medicine, at the Global Digital Health Forum on December 7, 2020

OpenHIE Architecting toward the Future presented by J. Shivers, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., at the Global Digital Health Forum on December 7, 2020

HIT Capability Maturity Model: Strengthening the HIT Ecosystem through Self-assessment presented by J. Shivers, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., at AMIA 2020 Clinical Informatics Conference on May 20, 2020

HCD and HIT Modernization: Engagement of End Users in Health IT Modernization through Human-centered Design presented by M. Laing, Department of Health and Human Services; T. Cullen, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Indiana University; J. Shivers, J. Amlung, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.; S. Fonseca, PRTNRS (&Partners) Product Design and Development Studio at AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium on November 18, 2019

Modernizing Health IT in Indian Country: Promoting a Patient-centric Community Health Model presented by T. Cullen, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Indiana University; M. Laing, Department of Health and Human Services; C. Crowder, Crown Consulting & Management Services; P. Biondich, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Indiana University; and H. Hays, Hays Health Informatics Consulting, LLC at AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium on November 18, 2019

 


 

Global Events

January 7, 14, 21, 28 | AeHIN 7th General Meeting
VIRTUAL
“Strengthening Regional Health Systems Response to COVID-19: Digital Health Experiences in Asia”  The Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) promotes better use of information communication technology (ICT) to achieve better health through peer-to-peer assistance and knowledge sharing and learning through a regional approach for greater country-level impacts across South and Southeast Asia. The AeHIN General Meeting (GM) is an annual gathering of government, development partners, non-government organizations to discuss the latest trends with digital health governance, architecture, program management, standards, and interoperability. The 7th AeHIN General Meeting, which will be conducted virtually, aims to promote a regional set of principles and call-to-action in adopting digital technologies for pandemics. With networking as its foundation, the annual meeting hopes to be an avenue for knowledge sharing across South and Southeast Asian countries.
Registration is CLOSED

March 1-5 | IHE North American Connectathon 2021
VIRTUAL
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. 
Registration is CLOSED

March 9-12 | LOINC Conference
VIRTUAL
LOINCers from around the globe will participate in this conference dedicated to the LOINC standard. Each day, the conference will feature informative presentations by members of the LOINC team and the LOINC user community. In addition, there will be a combined Laboratory and Clinical Committee meeting on March 9, as well as individual Laboratory and Committee meetings on March 12.
Registration is CLOSED

March 22-25 | AMIA 2021 Virtual Informatics Summit
VIRTUAL
The COVID-19 health crisis has highlighted the critical importance of biomedical and health informatics research. Stakeholders recognize the need for data sharing, data harmonization, and methods and tools to increase the pace and efficiency of discovery. The AMIA 2021 Virtual Informatics Summit is the ideal venue to learn about best practices, new methodologies, and shared challenges in four main areas: Translational Bioinformatics, Clinical Research Informatics, Implementation Informatics, and Data Science. 
Registration is CLOSED (early bird rate ends February 18)

April 8-11 | GHIC 2021: Global Health & Innovation Conference
VIRTUAL
The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with nearly 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Registration is CLOSED

April 27-29 | Global Digital Development Summit
VIRTUAL
The GDD Summit started as an idea to gather adjoining sectors from health and development to meet and learn from each other, explore successes and failures, identify relevant trends, and enhance collaboration opportunities across different sectors, actors, and geographical borders. For three days, policymakers, executives, government representatives, NGO management, data scientists, digital health technologists, and others will showcase real-life case studies of life improvement through digitization, explore in-depth new and emerging technologies, and provide insights into harnessing the power of data to enable thriving societies.
Registration is OPEN

May 5 | Global Digital Development Forum
VIRTUAL
The Global Digital Development Forum on May 5th, 2021, co-organized by USAID, Chemonics, Digital Impact Alliance, IntraHealth International, TechChange and Save the Children. GDDF 2021 will be different from other ICT4D conferences and other online events. We are committed to community-driven sessions that explore digital development challenges and opportunities with four key benefits: ICT4D focus, peer connections, your ideas, and new experiences.
Registration is OPEN 

May 17-19 | HL7 FHIR Connectathon
VIRTUAL
An HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) Connectathon features hands-on FHIR development and testing. This is a chance to get your hands dirty and learn by helping evolve the FHIR specification. Participants select one of several tracks based on level of readiness and area of interest, and can engage in hands-on, heads down development and testing. There is an opportunity to work directly with other FHIR developers and senior members of the FHIR standards development team. Participants are expected to write some software intended to demonstrate FHIR connectivity.
Registration is OPEN

May 18-20 | AMIA 2021 Virtual Clinical Informatics Conference
VIRTUAL
CIC is where clinician informaticists of all disciplines share their innovations in bringing the technology advances out of the lab and into the patient room. The collective goal is to leverage technology in new ways, to advance healthcare delivery, access and outcomes. CIC features workshops and presentations that provide attendees with practical tools they can bring to their home institution to continue the goal of achieving the quadruple aim. The conference’s unbiased, evidence, and experience-based content helps foster and build a true learning health system.

Registration is OPEN (early bird rate ends April 8)

June 7-10 | HL7 FHIR DevDays
VIRTUAL
HL7 FHIR DevDays is an event for IT professionals in healthcare, whether new to FHIR or with previous experience, to learn about FHIR in a collaborative environment. Participants will have a chance to work with the specification surrounded by others doing the same thing, side by side (virtually) with experts to answer any questions. The three pillars for DevDays are: learn, code and share.
Registration will open April 1, 2021

June 7-11 | HELINA 2021 Conference: Pan-African health informatics conference 2021
Kampala, Uganda and VIRTUAL
The 2020/2021 Edition of the Pan African Health Informatics (HELINA-2021) conference will be held as a blended virtual and in-person conference due to Covid-19. The conference will be hosted by the Uganda Health Informatics Association (UgHIA – https://ughia.org) in partnership with the Makerere University, School of Public Health and the Ministry of Health (MOH), Uganda under the theme “leveraging digital health for public health emergencies within routine care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”. The main theme for the Conference was inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic and the role that digital health technologies play in such public health emergencies and particularly, their increasing adoption and use during the current pandemic. The conference will also focus on digital solutions in routine care and the role of digital health in supporting continuity of care in a pandemic such as Covid-19.
Abstract submission deadline is March 31, 2021

August 9-13 | HIMSS 21
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition draws a huge variety of attendees across the health information and technology ecosystem—including CIOs and senior executives, providers, IT professionals, government officials, innovators, consultants, market suppliers, and more.
Registration is OPEN

October 2-October 4 | MedInfo 2021
VIRTUAL
MedInfo is the International Medical Informatics Association’s (IMIA) internationally acclaimed triennial “World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics”.
Registration is CLOSED

October 30-November 3 | AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium
San Diego, California, USA
The Annual Symposium builds on more than 40 years of sharing research and insights for leveraging information to improve human health. The AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium showcases the latest innovations from the community of biomedical informatics researchers and practitioners.
Registration is CLOSED

March 9-13 | HIMSS Global Health Conference
CANCELED due to COVID-19
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA
The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition brings together nearly 45,000 health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and market suppliers from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference.
Registration is CLOSED

March 10-11 | Data Science & AI Summit for Health (DASH) in Africa
POSTPONED due to COVID-19
Kigali Marriott Hotel, Kigali City, Rwanda
The inaugural Data Science & AI Summit (DASH) will inspire, teach and connect innovators in the health data science/AI community within Africa. Through a cross-disciplinary approach that empowers participants to customize the event content, we will explore lessons learned from previous digital health revolutions, highlight new challenges in the advent of AI and cultivate ideas and collaborations that will drive the ecosystem toward scalable impact.
Registration is CLOSED

March 24-26 | LOINC Conference
In-person workshops CANCELED due to COVID-19 – Attendance for the public committee meetings is now online only. All are invited to attend.
Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
LOINC Conferences offer two learning tracks, with the ability to select which sessions you want to attend. Continuing education credits (via PACE from the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science) are also available for this event. LOINC Premium Members receive a 10% discount on the admission fee. The committee meeting is free and open to the public. We invite all Conference attendees to stay and attend the meeting.
Registration is CLOSED
Terry Cullen to participate

March 25-26 | BPM+ Health Workshop
Quarterly face-to-face will now be virtual due to COVID-19
Reston, Virginia, USA
The OMG Technical Meeting provides IT architects, business analysts, government experts, vendors and end-users a neutral forum to discuss, develop and adopt standards that enable software interoperability for a wide range of industries.
Registration is CLOSED
Terry Cullen to participate

April 16-17 | Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses
POSTPONED until 1-3 July 2020 in Venice, Italy (tentative)
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Mestre, Venice, Italy
International Conference on Climate Change Impacts & Responses, attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.
Registration is CLOSED
Terry Cullen to participate

April 21-23 | ICT4D Conference
POSTPONED due to COVID-19
Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria
The 12th Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference is leading the conversation in digital development, bringing together 900+ attendees from public, private and civil society organizations, eager to share practical insights on applying digital technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.
Registration is CLOSED

May 19-21 | AMIA 2020 Clinical Informatics Conference
VIRTUAL due to COVID-19
AMIA’s Clinical Informatics Conference is where practitioners in health informatics including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, HIT developers, data analysts, C-suite executives, and all members of the health care team come together at their home conference. Our collective goal is to advance healthcare systems driven by data, evidence, and best practice with the explicit purpose of creating better health information technologies. Known as AMIA’s “doing” conference, this conference features workshops, presentations, and networking events that provide attendees with tools to support their day-to-day efforts while working toward the quadruple aim.
Registration is CLOSED
Paul Biondich, Terry Cullen, Burke Mamlin, Jonathan Dick, Jennifer Shivers, and Joe Amlung to participate

June 15-18 | HL7 FHIR DevDays
VIRTUAL due to COVID-19
HL7 FHIR DevDays is an opportunity for health IT professionals – whether new to FHIR or with previous experience – to learn about FHIR in a collaborative environment. Participants will have a chance to work with the specification surrounded by others doing the same thing, side by side with experts to answer any questions. Designed to deliver a unique education experience within a collaborative environment, FHIR DevDays offers a combination of focused hackathons, tutorials, keynotes and networking. Top FHIR experts from around the world instruct, guide and discuss the further improvement of the HL7 FHIR standard.
Registration is CLOSED

July 6-10 | AIDS 2020 23rd International AIDS Conference
VIRTUAL due to COVID-19
The International AIDS Conference is the premier global platform to advance the HIV response. As the world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS, it sits uniquely at the intersection of science, advocacy and human rights, bringing together scientists, policy makers, healthcare professionals, people living with HIV, funders, media and community. Since its start in 1985, the conference has served as an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to HIV and related epidemics.
Registration is CLOSED

October 1-2 | DHIS2 Symposium 2020
VIRTUAL  due to COVID-19
The DHIS2 Symposium brings together representatives from global development agencies, governments, and NGOs with a shared vision of using data to drive decision making and impact. It is an opportunity to interact with peers and thought leaders in health systems strengthening, monitoring & evaluation, and analytics. This two-day event will highlight how DHIS2 is being used in creative ways to solve common challenges in collecting, managing, visualizing, and most importantly, using data.
Registration is CLOSED
TBD to participate

October 13-16 | LOINC Virtual Conference
VIRTUAL  due to COVID-19
Registration is CLOSED
Join LOINCers from around the globe at this special virtual event. Each day, the conference will feature informative presentations by members of the LOINC team and/or the LOINC user community. In addition, there will be a combined Laboratory and Clinical Committee meeting on October 13th, as well as individual Laboratory and Committee meetings on October 15th and 16th, respectively.

October | OpenHIE Community Meeting
POSTPONED  due to COVID-19
Lilongwe, Malawi
Registration is CLOSED
Paul Biondich, Terry Cullen, Burke Mamlin, Jonathan Dick, Jennifer Shivers, Joe Amlung, and Jamie Thomas to participate

November 14-18 | AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium
VIRTUAL due to COVID-19
The AMIA 2020 Virtual Annual Symposium brings together informatics professionals from diverse backgrounds committed to transforming health through informatics. From the leading experts in the field to the students eager to get started, the AMIA 2020 Virtual Annual Symposium provides an opportunity to learn and to grow professionally, to network, and to flesh out ideas with colleagues and start new collaborations.
Registration is CLOSED
Terry Cullen to participate

November 30 – December 4 | OpenMRS Implementers Conference
VIRTUAL due to COVID-19
Registration is CLOSED
Paul Biondich, Terry Cullen, Burke Mamlin, and Jonathan Dick to participate

December 7-9 | 2020 Global Digital Health Forum
VIRTUAL due to COVID-19
The theme for this year’s event is Digital Health – Making it work for everyone. The Forum will have 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, deep-dive lab sessions, the interactive “Appy Hour”, vendor tables, and an opportunity to showcase your work on a poster.
Registration is CLOSED
Paul Biondich, Burke Mamlin, Jonathan Dick, Terry Cullen, Jennifer Shivers, Joe Amlung, Jamie Thomas, Shannon Effler, and Kasey Cummins to participate

Jan 27-30 | OpenMRS Implementers Conference
Maputo, Mozambique
Organized by OpenMRS, Inc. Maputo 2015 is a way to bring health care professionals and OpenMRS implementers together to collaborate, share implementation experiences, and discover new ways to improve OpenMRS. For Maputo 2015, we are excited to collaborate closely together with the DHIS and OpenHIE communities to focus on building quality systems and delivering useful data. #MOZ15
Notes: Wyclif, Paul, Burke, Suranga, Michael attended

Jan 26-30 | IHE NA Connectathon
Cleveland, OH
An IHE Connectathon is a cross-vendor, live, supervised, and structured testing event with over 100 participating vendors and 600+ engineers and IT architects. All these organizations and IT experts converge on-site in Cleveland, OH, for one full week of interoperability testing and problem resolution. Participants test their products against multiple vendors using real-world clinical scenarios contained in IHE’s Integration Profiles.
Notes: Shaun & Jennifer S attended this event for OpenHIE

Jun 25-26 | OpenHIE Architecture Meeting
Arlington, VA
This will be an OpenHIE face-to-face hosted event to discuss topics around the architecture of OpenHIE.
Notes: Cardno will host the meeting.

April 12-16 | HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
Chicago, IL
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™, in partnership with IHE, is a live interactive demonstration where health IT solution providers collaborate to maximize the collective impact of their technologies. The newly re-imagined Interoperability Showcase™ will highlight seamless health information exchange in multiple care settings. Come see how using standards makes all the difference to patient care and clinician workflow.
Notes: OpenHIE attended in 2013

Apr 23-24 | SwitchPoint
Saxapahaw, NC
SwitchPoint focuses on great ideas, tools, and people making a real difference in the world in areas such as humanitarian innovation, global health, and technology. The conference seeks collaboration among unusual parties, bringing together the brightest thinkers and entrepreneurs from multiple industries to innovate and collaborate on solutions to critical issues.
Notes: Paul was a speaker in 2014.

Jun 23-26 | Open Source Bridge (OSB)
Portland, OR
Open Source Bridge is an annual conference focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities. Participants include developers, hardware hackers, community organizers, and people involved in the business of open source.
Notes: Small & cheaper OSCON. Call for talk proposals is open through March 7th.

Jul 20-24 | OSCON
Portland, OR
OSCON celebrates, defines, and demonstrates the power of open source in the world today. From small businesses to the enterprise, open source is the first choice of IT everywhere.
Notes: Proposals for speakers at OSCON are due on Feb 2, 2015.

Aug 19-23 | MEDINFO
Sao Paulo, Brazil
MEDINFO 2015 is a premier conference that brings together world leaders, researchers, practitioners, educators, and students to exchange ideas and contribute to the latest developments, innovations, and global trends in the rapidly advancing, multidisciplinary field of Health and Biomedical Informatics.
Notes: First time hosted/held in Latin America.

Nov 8-11 | mHealth Summit
Washington, DC
The mHealth Summit, the largest event of its kind, convenes a diverse international delegation to explore the limits of mobile and connected health, including every aspect and every audience. Technology, business, research and policy. Mobile, wireless, digital, wearable, telehealth, gaming, connected health and consumer engagement. The 6th annual Summit will put new emphasis on innovation and evidence.
Notes: The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Nov 14-18 | AMIA
San Francisco, CA
The AMIA Symposium is the premier event to present and hear latest scientific discoveries, join your colleagues and peers in networking and fellowship, begin lasting collaboration and professional friendships, engage in spirited discussions and debates on controversial informatics topics, learn from others in your field, and connect to the mentors and leaders in informatics.
Notes: Hilton San Francisco Union Square

December? | OpenMRS Summit
Singapore?
Starting in 2015, OpenMRS Inc. will host an annual global gathering of community members called OpenMRS Summit, focused on building and growing the OpenMRS community. This event will occur around the same time each year, and will aim to be held in a consistent, cost-effective location each year that offers easy immigration and travel access. While Implementers Meetings are designed to bring together OpenMRS implementers with health care professionals to focus on how OpenMRS is used, the annual Summit will bring together OpenMRS contributors & customers of all types, and will offer them opportunities to share their work, as well as discuss how software will evolve in the coming year. The first OpenMRS Summit will happen in the second half of 2015.

NA | OpenMRS Camp: Leadership Retreat
A small gathering of project leaders and strategic partners. These Barcamp-style events will bring together people who lead certain aspects of the project together to discuss ways to organize and coordinate work. Attendance to these smaller events will be by invitation/application people in roles of leadership.

Aug 25-30 | MedInfo
Palais des congres de Lyon, Lyon, France
MedInfo is a worldwide key event in digital health that gathers scientists, physicians, teachers, students, companies, institutions, and decision-makers. At each MedInfo conference, participants have the opportunity to share knowledge in an international context in order to improve health and the well-being of interconnected citizens everywhere in the world!
Participation by Terry Cullen

Oct 22-23 | AMPATH Partner Summit
Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
AMPATH is a partnership between Moi University, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, North American universities led by Indiana University, and the Kenyan Government. Together, we work to build holistic, sustainable health in Kenya and around the world. For those who want to create change and lead, the 2019 AMPATH Partner Summit is for you.
Registration is closed
Paul Biondich and JJ Dick to participate

Oct 23-25 | LOINC Conference
Tecnocampus Conference Centre, Mataro, Spain
Reference labs, healthcare organizations, U.S. federal agencies, insurance companies, software vendors, in-vitro diagnostic testing companies, and more than 85,300 registered users from 176 countries use LOINC to move data seamlessly between systems. Join LOINCers from around the globe at this special event featuring hands-on workshops and—for the first time—both the Laboratory LOINC Committee and Clinical LOINC Committee meetings.
Registration is closed
Terry Cullen to participate

Oct 30 | Leading for Impact: Women in Leadership Conference
Women’s Memorial, Arlington, Virginia, USA
This event will recognize women creating IMPACT, leading organizations and mission-focused strategic programs across the Federal Technology and Consulting Community. Join us to hear from the leading Federal Government Executive Keynote Panelists and network with Federal IT and Consulting executives from government and industry.
Terry Cullen to participate

Nov 4-8 | OpenHIE Community Meeting
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
OpenHIE Community Meetings provide an opportunity for government officials, implementers, and tech developers to come together to connect and learn from each others’ shared experiences. The theme for this year’s meeting is around improving data use for decision-making. The agenda will feature several tracks, including ones specifically geared towards those new to OpenHIE, government leaders, and implementers. Additional tracks for developers will also be included to connect the community meeting with the Hackonnect-a-thon scheduled for the last day of the event. In additional to prearranged sessions, the agenda will have several open “unconference” sessions where community members will propose presentations on topics relevant to their OpenHIE implementations.
Registration is closed
Paul Biondich, Terry Cullen, Joe Amlung, Jennifer Shivers, and Jamie Thomas to participate

Nov 16-20 | AMIA Annual Symposium
Washington, DC, USA
Under the overall theme of “Informatics: From Data to Knowledge to Action” the Annual Symposium will have topics across the spectrum from deciphering the underpinning phenomena of disease, to managing information and communications for improving patient care, to tracking the health of populations. The AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium brings together informatics professionals from diverse backgrounds committed to transforming health through informatics. From the leading experts in the field, to the students eager to get started, the AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium provides an opportunity to learn and to grow professionally, to network, and to flesh out ideas with colleagues and start new collaborations.
Registration is closed
Paul Biondich, Terry Cullen, and Burke Mamlin to participate

Dec 2-9 | OpenMRS Implementer’s Conference
Maputo, Mozambique
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. This year’s theme is “Harmonizing and strengthening the OpenMRS ecosystem.”
Registration is closed
Paul Biondich, Terry Cullen, JJ Dick, and Burke Mamlin to participate

Dec 9-11 | Global Digital Health Forum
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland, USA
The theme for this year’s event – Celebrating Innovation and Supporting Proven Practices at Scale – seeks to balance the need for evidence based scaling of proven systems with the urgent need to determine how emerging technologies and approaches can dramatically improve health outcomes. The conference will consist of engaging sessions to connect government stakeholders, digital health technologists, researchers, donors, implementers and field experts from across the globe. The Forum will feature TED-style talks, panel presentations, hands-on workshops, the interactive “Appy Hour”, vendor tables, and poster showcase.
Registration is closed
Paul Biondich to participate

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

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
TBD

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
Honduras
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 towarddeveloping 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 uniqe opportunity for vendors to test the interoperability of their products against IHE Porfiles in a structured and rigourous 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
Malawi
“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 revolutionise 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

Jan 25-29 | IHE NA Connectathon
Cleveland, OH
An IHE Connectathon is a cross-vendor, live, supervised, and structured testing event with over 100 participating vendors and 600+ engineers and IT architects. All these organizations and IT experts converge on-site in Cleveland, OH, for one full week of interoperability testing and problem resolution. Participants test their products against multiple vendors using real-world clinical scenarios contained in IHE’s Integration Profiles.
Notes: Registration will open in fall 2015. Cleveland Convention Center and HIMSS Innovation Center

NA | OpenMRS Implementers Meetings
These meetings will continue to be hosted by local implementers groups, and may be focused on specific themes like capacity development, mHealth, etc. Initiated and coordinated by our implementing partners with organizational assistance from OpenMRS Inc., the meetings are designed to stimulate interest in the region or country in which they are working. Implementers Meetings will be focused on use cases of OpenMRS, and depending on their location, they may also include “field visits” to sites using OpenMRS in different ways. OpenMRS Inc. will continue to provide resources for implementers to successfully advertise and organize these events, which will be held on an ad-hoc basis at different times throughout the year, and in different locations around the world.

May 4-6 | IHealth Clinical Informatics
Minneapolis, MN
Notes: Terry would be going to this for OpenMRS?


 

GHI Work in Progress Sessions

DateTopicPresented by
November 21The New OpenMRS UI Framework & Reference Application (OpenMRS 2.0) High Level OverviewWyclif Luyima
October 24The OpenHIE SandboxRyan Yates & Jeremy Keiper
August 22Streamlining the Mobile Infrastructure in AMPATH: mUzima Builidng BlocksNyoman Ribeka
June 13Regenstrief’s Contribution to OpenHIEShaun Grannis
May 23The Experience of Record Linkage Work in Kenya: An Informatics Fellow ExperienceJudy Wawira Gichoya
April 25An adventure in reporting: AMRS Reports ModuleJeremy Keiper

 

 

 

DateTopicPresented by
March 16WHO Lessons LearnedJennifer Shivers and Joe Amlung
April 20A Whirlwind Tour of LOINCSwapna Abhyankar
May 18Building Capacity for Public Health Surveillance and Informatics in AfricaBrian Dixon
June 15OpenMRS as an Emergency EMRBurke Mamlin and Joe Amlung
JulyOpen Concept Lab (OCL)Jon Payne
July 20Establishing a LOINC Starter Set for Low and Middle Income CountriesSwapna Abhyankar and Brenee Mitchell
August 21GHI SWOT AnalysisPaul Biondich and Jennifer Shivers
DateTopicPresented by
10/31Moving Ampath Forward through JIRA DashboardSara Armson
07/10Integrating FHIR Support for OpenMRS (access slides here)Suranga Kasthurirathne
05/22Evaluating Methods for the Identification of Cancer in Free-Text Pathology Reports
Using Alternative Machine Learning and Data Preprocessing Approaches
Suranga Kasthurirathne
02/27Anonymizing OpenMRS Data (Steven Githens)
Rebuilding the OpenMRS Module Repository (Elliott Williams – access slides here)
Steven Githens
Elliott Williams
01/30Implementing and Electronic Health Information Exchange in Rwanda:
Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned from the Field (access Q&A Audio here)
Dawn Seymour
DateTopicPresented by
March 20Patient Portal – Lance Armstrong Project RevampSri Maurya Kummamuru
July 10West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) Meeting in Accra, GhanaPaul Biondich
September 4Managing Diagnostic Report data: Interconnecting multiple systems to serve
various types of diagnostic reports using OpenMRS and FHIR
Audio | Visual
Suranga Kasthurirathne
DateTopicPresented by
February 8Applying Lessons Learned in Underserved Settings to Fix Problems in the US Healthcare SystemSuranga Kasthurirathne
March 18Predicting behavioral health needs to engage patients during primary care deliverySuranga Kasthurirathne
March 25Global HIE: Policies and procedures to support governance and data exchange in developing settingsLauren Wu
May 11Creating a point of care EMR in Kenya: Challenges and SuccessesJonathan Dick
June 13The Use of Clinical, Behavioral and Social Determinants of Health to Improve Identification
of Patients in Need of Advanced Care for Depression
Suranga Kasthurirathne
August 19Establishing an HIT Research Agenda for LMICTerry Cullen &
Suranga Kasthurirathne
DateTopicPresented by
January 6GHI Quarterly Meeting
February 13Case-Based ReportingBurke Mamlin & Wyclif Luyima
June 29GHI Quarterly Meeting
September 6Geo-RegistryJonathan Payne
September 22DATIM and Regenstrief’s RolePaul Biondich & Jennifer Shivers
October 16Cancer Patient Portal, DATIM, and other projects worked on during time with RegenstriefUladzimir “Vlad” Kasacheuski
DateTopicPresented by
April 12Capacity Building Grant (access notes page here)Sri Maurya Kummamuru
July 12Mobile-based Hgb Level Detection and an Overview of mHealth, Informatics
and Applied Data Science (access slide deck here)
Md Munirul Haque
August 9mHealth Based Quality Improvement Bundle to Improve Immunization Uptake,
Completion and Monitoring in Nigeria
Osa Ekhaguere
September 6Resolve to Save Lives (access updated slide deck here)Terry Cullen
October 5Discuss GHI StrategyPaul Biondich
November 30OpenMRSBurke Mamlin
December 14IHS HIT ModernizationTerry Cullen

 

DateTopicPresented by
March 5GHI 5-Year StrategyPaul Biondich
April 1Monitoring and EvaluationPaul Biondich
December 18HIT Modernization in Indian Country: Translating Research Findings to Strategy – Infographic and SlidesTerry Cullen, Jennifer Shivers, Matthew Demaree, Joseph Amlung, and Shannon Effler