JTMI Releases Special AeHIN Issue

AeHIN is featured in the most recent issue of the Journal of the Thai Medical Informatics Association (JTMI) -- Volume 1, Issue 2, July-December 2015.

The issue contains five papers showing how ICT for health has been developed and implemented.

To read the full issue of the journal, you may visit http://tmi.or.th/jtmi/. To see the AeHIN Special Issue Editorial, click here. To get a copy of the position paper on AeHIN's response to MA4Health 5-point Call to Action, click here.

Join this OpenMRS Training by AeHIN, HISSL, and OpenMRS on Feb. 15, 20:00 GMT+8

Register at http://bit.ly/AeHINCOIL-HISSL-OpenMRSTraining

Event number: 869 014 842

Password is hisslk123

AeHIN Levels Up with COBIT®5 Implementation

A total of 20 AeHIN members from 8 countries underwent a rigorous 3-day certification training on IT Governance. Thailand played host for COBIT®5 Implementation, the next level in ISACA's IT Governance certification series.
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Figure 1: Participants at COBIT 5 Implementation Training

COBIT®5 Implementation takes off from where the Foundation training ended. It brings the participant to a deep dive on the role of frameworks in the governance and management of complex enterprise-wide IT projects.

Last April 2014, thirty participants from nine countries underwent the COBIT®5 Foundation certification training. A number of successful participants from the first group were joined by seasoned practitioners to form this second group in Bangkok.

The AeHIN supported COBIT®5 Implementation training was conducted by Mr. Rocky Lam , Certified COBIT trainer. COBIT®5 provides an end-to-end business view of the governance of enterprise IT, reflecting the central role of information and technology in creating value for enterprises of all sizes. COBIT®5 helps business leaders address the needs of all stakeholders across the enterprise and ultimately maximize the value from information and technology.

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Figure 2: The Seven Phases of the Implementation Life Cycle

The three days training covered the topics such as analyzing the enterprise drivers, applying the implementation challenges, their root causes and success factors, assessing current process capability (As Is), determining target process capability (To Be), scope and plan improvements and consider practical implementation factors, identifying and avoiding potential pitfalls, leveraging the latest good practices, applying the COBIT® 5 continual improvement lifecycle approach to address these requirements and establish and maintain a sustainable approach to governing and managing enterprise IT as “normal business practice".

An added bonus were the study tours at the Ramathibodi Hospital and the Bangkok Hospital. On both occasions, AeHIN members were shown the IT initiatives of two of the busiest healthcare facilities in Bangkok.

The AeHIN Secretariat in Thailand is located at the Thai Health Information Standards Development Centre (THIS), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.

AeHIN Year-end Message 2015

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Dear AeHIN members,

The year 2015 has been another fruitful year of collaborations. We now have over 800 members from more than 45 countries all over the world.

We successfully held numerous events and finally became a duly-registered non-profit organization. This all became possible because of your valuable contributions. We would like to extend our warmest thanks to everyone for the wonderful support and active participation through out the year. It is an honor to work with health and ICT professionals who, all year round, have been going the extra mile to help give everyone access to Better Health through Information and Communications Technology.

Since our inception, we have invested on capacity-building in governance, enterprise architecture, and standards. We went through various trainings and engaged in peer-to-peer assistance and knowledge-sharing to identify the best practices from other countries that we can apply to our own. We learned from each other and look forward to more as we move to the next level -- applying our lessons to our workplace.

As AeHIN Chair Dr. Boonchai Kijsanayotin puts it, "If we help friends, friends will help us." We are a network where ideas are welcomed. We are a network who values everyone's participation and contribution. We are AeHIN.

Thank you for being AeHIN and cheers to fruitful 2015! Looking forward to working with you in 2016.

AeHIN Hour 2015

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We successfully held 18 regional AeHIN Hour webinars in 2015! We also hosted local AeHIN Hours from various AeHIN member countries. If you missed some of our webinars, you can check them through these links:

1. 37th AeHIN Hour: AeHIN Performance Review 2011-2014 and Online consultation for General Membership for Activities 2015-2017
2. 38th AeHIN Hour:How to Achieve National eHealth Goals through Partnerships
3. 39th AeHIN Hour: Running a Government Funded Telemedicine Network: The Ontario Experience
4. 40th AeHIN Hour: Leveraging Public Health Data from a Network of Outpatient EHRs: the New York City Experience
5. 41st AeHIN Hour: Innovation in Primary Care: Insights from the Primary Care Innovator's Handbook
6. 42nd AeHIN Hour: Three decades of eHealth at the Hong Kong Hospital Authority
7. 43rd AeHIN Hour: #HealthXPh: Tweet chat on emerging technology and social media in healthcare
8. 44th AeHIN Hour: Scaling up Telemedicine: The MOMENTUM-TREAT Framework
9. 45th AeHIN Hour: SS-MIX: A Ministry Project to Promote Standardized Healthcare Information Exchange
10. 46th AeHIN Hour: Telehealth in Canada: Breaking down distances to bring care closer to patients
11. 47th AeHIN Hour: Extending the Global Reach of Community Health Nursing Education
12. 48th AeHIN Hour: New Zealand embraces SNOMED CT for trusted, actionable health information
13. 49th AeHIN Hour: How does Telehomecare support Chronic Disease Management?
14. 50th AeHIN Hour: Sharing and Reusing Health Training Content: An Introduction to ORB and Oppia Mobile
15. 51st AeHIN Hour: The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action: Scale, Sustainability and Impact in South Africa, Bangladesh and India
16. 52nd AeHIN Hour: Boosting Australasian Profile in Informatics in Primary Care
17. 53rd AeHIN Hour: Strengthening Country RHIS Strategic Approaches by the MEASURE Evaluation
18. 54th AeHIN Hour: Telehealth Services – Quality Planning Guidelines

To download the presentations of each session, kindly click the download "here" link on the right side of the session's page.

For the complete list of all regional AeHIN Hour webinars, you may proceed to this page.

For the complete list of country-specific AeHIN Hours, you may click on these pages: CambodiaThailandSri LankaPhilippines.

Thank you for joining our webinars and we look forward to having more of you contributing your ideas in 2016! We hope to have you again in the upcoming AeHIN Hour webinars on 2016. We will keep you posted.

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AeHIN holds Live Demonstration session in its 4th GM

The Conference on Measurement and Accountability for Universal Health Coverage for the Asia-Pacific (#MA4HealthAP) and 4th AeHIN General Meeting was held in Bali, Indonesia last October 26 to 30, 2015. The programme was packed with several sessions ranging from panel discussions, to parallel presentations to a market place and a live interoperability demonstration.

Photos from the session

During the live demonstration session, three stories were presented that matched real-life situations faced by frontline health workers and program managers. The demo showed the benefits of interoperable systems specifically how data and information can flow across disparate systems. Four stations were prepared in the plenary hall; each with laptops connected to large TV screens showing various electronic medical records and mobile phone-based applications communicating through a standards-based interoperability layer.

The live demonstration focused on the maternal and child continuum where the following were featured:
  • flow of encounters at multiple points of service delivery (e.g., PHC to hospital setting)
  • good practices in longitudinal patient monitoring linkages with lab/pharma/billings and claims/other systems
  • tracking through unique IDs and registries
  • effective use of paper-based data collection forms related to interoperable ICT-enabled platforms
  • rolling up equity stratified data into routine HIS
  • integrating multiple data sources and using data standards to interoperate across systems
The session was led by Engr. Derek Ritz and Mr. Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran supported by a team from Mohawk College, Canada.

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Contact Information

AeHIN Chair

Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin
Health System Research Institute
National Health Building
88/39 Tiwanon 14 Road, 
Muang District
Nonthaburi, Thailand

AeHIN Executive Director

Dr Alvin Marcelo
Medical Informatics Unit
University of the Philippines Manila
547 Pedro Gil St., Ermita
Manila, Philippines

AeHIN Secretariat-Manila

Ms Kristin Chloe Pascual,
Ms Charisse Orjalo
National Telehealth Center
National Institutes of Health

University of the Philippines
Manila, Philippines
telehealth.ph (skype)
secretariat@aehin.org (email)


AeHIN Secretariat-Bangkok

Ms Win Min Thit
Health System Research Institute
National Health Building
88/39 Tiwanon 14 Road, 
Muang District
Nonthaburi, Thailand

secretariat@aehin.org (email)


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