℮Health 2014 programme

Theme: eHealth in Sri Lanka: aligning with National and Regional eHealth Strategies

 Monday 06 October 2014: Inauguration
6.00pm Invitees Take Their Seats
6.15pm Arrival of Chief Guest and Guest of Honour
6.20pm Ceremonial Procession
6.30pm National Anthem
6.35pm Lighting of the Lamp of Learning
6.45pm Welcome Address by Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake; Founder Chairperson, Specialty Board in Biomedical Informatics, PGIM & President HISSL
7.15pm Address by Prof. Janaka De Silva; Director, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), University of Colombo
7.30pm Address by Dr. Kumara Hirimburegama; Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo
7.45pm Address by Prof. Kirstin Braa; Professor and Vice Head, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo and Head, Health Information Systems Programme
8.00pm Address by the Guest of Honour, Honourable. Maithripala Sirisena; Minister of Health, Sri Lanka
8.15pm Keynote Address by the Chief Guest Dr. Solaiman Juman; President, Commonwealth Medical Association
8.45pm Vote of Thanks by Dr. Rohana Marasinghe; Chairperson, Specialty Board in Biomedical Informatics, PGIM
9.00pm Cultural Show and Reception

 Tuesday 07 October 2014

Opening Plenary: How IT and global health can save lives: examples from the Global Burden of Disease Study and the Population Health Metrics Research Consortium
Dr. Jed Blore
Research Fellow, Global Burden of Disease Group, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia

9.45am Tea

Parallel Symposium 1: eHealth Policies and Strategies

eHealth for India – Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Thanga Prabhu

Strategizing eHealth in the Health Information Context
Dr. Pradeep Sylva

Implementation of proposed standards and guidelines on privacy, confidentiality and information security: A SWOT analysis
Dr. Kusal Wijayaweera

Policy issues in implementing Open Source Electronic Health Record Systems in Sri Lankan Hospitals
Dr. Samiddhi Samarakoon


Parallel Symposium 2: eHealth as a Political Priority and Partnership Building

eHospital Dompe & mChanelling Implementation Challenges and Change Management
Dr. Sampath Kulathilake

Lessons from the longest Running HIMS in Sri Lanka
Dr. Prasad Ranatunga

Stakeholder Engagement in Developing Health Information Systems in the National Programme for Tuberculosis Control and Chest Diseases
Dr. Pramil Liyanage


Parallel Symposium 3: mHealth and Electronic Health Records

Innovative Mobile Technologies improving health in developing countries
Prof. Kristin Braa

An mHealth Solution to Strengthen Communicable Disease Surveillance System
Dr. Indika Jagoda

The SLMA Mobitel DocCall Service
Dr. Nishan Siriwardena



Plenary Session 2: eHealth from a Medical Administrator’s Prespective
Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe
Director – Health Information, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

12.45pm  Lunch

Parallel Symposium 4: Inter-Sectoral Collaboration in eHealth

Innovation in Public Health Surveillance
Dr. Miguel Torres Urqidy 

Enterprise Architecture and How it Applies to Sri Lankan Context
Dr. Manjula Dharmawardena

Facilitating Inter-sectoral Collaboration with EMR: Experience from HIV/AIDS Programme
Dr. Sriyantha de Silva


Parallel Symposium 5: Use of ICT to Strengthen the National Health Information System

Electronic Morbidity and Mortality System and its significance
Dr. Buddika Dayaratne

Improving User Complience by Reducing Complexities of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) of Healthcare IT Solutions in High Volume Clinical Settings
Dr. Nirmal Cooray

Electronic Data Management in a Public Health Laboratory
Dr. Deepal Wijesooriya

Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Review: An ICT solution
Dr. Praveen de Silva


Parallel Symposium 6: Organizational and Technological Infrastructure for eHealth

The Value of Healthcare IT Continuity in an Expanded Healthcare Echosystem
Lacey A. Hart

Readiness and Recommendations for Health Information Sharing: The Sri Lankan Scenario
Dr. Roshan Hewapathirana

Developing Provincial Health Information Infrastrucure: The Southern Province Experience
Dr Buddhika Ariyaratne

Orthopaedic HIS – National Hospital, Sri Lanka
Dr Priyanga Senanayake



Commonwealth eHealth Dialog

CMA eHealth Triennium
Dr. Solaiman Juman

eHealth Solutions to Control Non-communicable Diseases
Prof. S. Arulrhaj

Healthcare Quality Improvement through eHealth
Dr. Saminda M. Dharmaratne

Interactive Session I:
New Developments in DHIS2

Prof. Kristin Braa
Dr. Roshan Hewapathirana


Interactive Session II:
Open Source Tools for Bioinformatics

Pubudu Samarakoon

4.00pm Tea & Close of Day 1


 Wednesday 08 October 2014

Plenary Session 3: Capacity Building in HIS – 20 Years of Experience
Prof. Kristin Braa
Professor and Vice Head, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway; Head, Health Information Systems Programme

9.45am Tea

Parallel Symposium 7: Sustainable, Scaleble and Interoperable eHealth for Health Service Delivary, Patient Management and Civil Registration and Vital Statics

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
Jyotsna Chikersal

Open Source Reuse for Cost-Effective Software Development in a Low-Resource Setting: the Sri Lankan Health Sector Disaster Management System
Dr. Prasanna Weerakoon

Customization of the Clinical Management Information Systems of the Cancer Early Detection Centre Using DHIS2
Dr. Neranga Liyanaarachchi


Parallel Symposium 8: Stakeholder Engagement for Adopting Data Standards and Interoperability

Stakeholder Engagement for Adopting Data Standards and Interoperability
Thushara Suraweera

Strategic Planning for eReadiness: Experience of the North-Western Province
Dr. Arjuna Wijekoon

Lanka Interoperability Framework (LiFE.HD)
Dr. Clive James


Parallel Symposium 9: Adopting Legal and Regulatory Frameworks to Support ICT in Health Care

Legal Framework for Implementation of ICT in Sri Lanka
Jayantha Fernando

CoBIT and its Possible Applications in Sri Lankan Context
Dr. Kosala Randeniya

Open Source Governance in Health Sector
Dr. Roshan Hewapathirana

Internet Use Monitoring and Filtering in a Government Hospital
Dr. Prasad Ranatunga



Plenary Session 4: World Health Organisation’s – Regional eHealth Strategy
Jyotsna Chikersal
Regional Adviser, World Health Organisation, SEARO Office

12.45pm  Lunch

Parallel Symposium 10: Social Media for medical Associations

Capturing Attention and Converting Leads: the SLMA Website and Email List
Dr. Deepal Wijesuriya

Interacting with Professionals and Public via Social Platforms
Dr. Rikaz Sheriff

Publishing Online: the SLMA Online Library
Dr. Prasad Ranatunga


Parallel Symposium 11: Surveillance Systems

Injury Surveillance: DHIS2 Beyond Public Health
Dr. A. Jayathilake

The National non Communicable Disease Survellance System
Dr. Deepal Wijesooriya

National Birth Defects Surveillance System
Dr. Kapila Jayarathne

National Feto-Infant Mortality Surveilance System
Dr. Manodya Rajapaksa


Parallel Symposium 12: IT Literacy, Facilitating eLearning and Health Education

Computer Literacy Among Health Care Workers in District Based Hospitals in Kalutara District
Dr. Ayanthi Jayawardene

Automation of the Medical Library at the Medical Research Institute Using an Open Source Library Information and Management System
Dr. Sanath Thubellage

Suwasariya – The way forward in electronic health education for all
Dr. Gumindu Kulatunga


3.00pm  Plenary Symposium on the National Nutrition Monitoring and Surveillance System

Introduction to the Multi Sectoral Plan
Dr. Lalith Chandradasa

Gathering Real Time Data Related to Nutrition Indicators at PHM Level
Dr. Roshan Hewapathirana

The Proposed Monitoring and Evaluation System for Nutrition for the Multi sectoral Plan at Divisional/National Level
Dr. Indika Jagoda

Panel Discussion: Dr Amal Harsha de Silva, Dr Lalith Chandradasa, Professor Vajira H.W. Dissanayake, Edward Archibald (Aus Aid), Ms. Una McCauley (Country Representative, Unicef), Dr. Renuka Jayatissa, Professor Kristin Braa (University of Oslo).


4.00pm  Tea & Close


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