AeHIN GAPS Framework introduced at Global Health Council Workshop

Washington, DC -- AeHIN Executive Director Dr. Alvin Marcelo attended the workshop conducted by the Global Health Council titled "Using Technology to Advance Global Health" last May 12.

The workshop was held to examine the use of technology to advance global and national health priorities in low- and middle-income countries.

In one of the sessions, Dr. Marcelo shared the successes and challenges of AeHIN and its GAPS Framework.

Read the transcript of Dr. Marcelo's part here:

You can also watch the whole workshop below:


AeHIN, CHSI, WHO hold eHealth Workshop

Qingdao, China --- Ten AeHIN members from six countries participated in the AeHIN-CHSI-WHO Workshop on eHealth held at the Qingdao International Convention Center on May 18, 2017. This was the international preconference component of the China Health Information Technology Exchange Conference for 2017.

The participants were welcomed by Dr. Meng Qun, Director of the Center for Health Statistics and Information. Dr. Jun Gao from WHO WPRO provided the regional perspective and updates. AeHIN Chair Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin shared AeHIN's Mind the GAPS framework and current efforts of the network to build capacity for national eHealth development in the areas of Governance, Architecture, Program management, Standards and Interoperability.

Dr. Xu su from Shanghai Municipal government started sharing the practice of the reform of medical system based on DRGs and Big data in Shanghai. Then AeHIN member countries shared the current state of eHealth plan, practices and projects from Myanmar (Dr Aye Aye Sein), Viet Nam (Dr Tran Tung), Malaysia (Dr Nor Azhariah Noordin), and Cambodia (Dr Ly Vichea Ravouth).

The afternoon session was spent consolidating the best practice and lessons learned from each country. AeHIN aims to put all of these in the Fill the GAPS catalog to allow countries to access each other's resources for better knowledge exchange. Ms Kirthi Ramesh (ADB) and Prof Siaw Teng-Liaw (WHO CC for eHeslth) lent their perspectives in the discussion.

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