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HELINA 2011 Conference Information:

  1. Venue: Aurelia Palace Yaoundé, Cameroon
    Theme:  “Health Information Systems: Scaling up solutions to transform healthcare delivery in Africa”
    Contact: 
     helina2011@helina-online.org

HELINA Conferences

HELINA arose out of the first International Working Conference on Health Informatics in Africa, HELINA 1993, held in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, organized by OAU-NG and UEF-FI under the auspice of IMIA. In the closing session of HELINA 93, it was proposed that this successful conference should be periodically organized and along the lines of HELINA 93. HELINA 96 was held in South-Africa, HELINA 99 in Zimbabwe, HELINA 2007 in Mali, and HELINA 2009 in Côte d’Ivoire.

In the closing session of HELINA 2007, it was proposed that HELINA conferences should be held every two years to showcase health informatics and its related works in Africa. HELINA attracts experts in health informatics and ehealth, health workers, researchers, computer scientists, information system developers, programmers, policy makers and informatics advocates from different parts of the world.

 

HELINA 2011 Conference

The seventh Health Informatics in Africa Conference – HELINA 2011 Conference planned to take place in Yaoundé Cameroon from the 28th to the 30th of November 2011 will be hosted by the Cameroonian Health Informatics Society (CAHIS). CAHIS is the national platform for health informatics activities in Cameroon with membership drawn from corporate bodies, professionals and researchers involved in Health and Medical Informatics in Cameroon from within and outside the country. The organization is a member of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Pan African Health Informatics in Africa Association (HELINA).

The theme of the conference is:

“Health Information Systems: Scaling up solutions to transform healthcare delivery in Africa”

 

The objectives include:

  •  To promote the development of an eHealth strategy for Africa and eHealth policies in African countries
  •  To foster the creation of networks between African Countries as well as eHealth initiatives in Africa
  •  To establish best practices guidelines for the implementation of Health Informatics applications in Africa
  • To foster the development of Health Informatics research and education in Africa

Specific themes of the conference include:

  • Health Informatics and the private sector (collaboration, economic perspectives, case studies, etc.)
  • Health Informatics research and implementation
  • Health Informatics design and education
  • Health Informatics in the Public Sector (policy, universal health coverage, finance, health insurance, case studies, etc.)

Format:

  • Keynote conferences, paper and poster presentation, and panels with international participation
  • Tutorials
  • Meet the experts’ sessions
  • Workshops
  • Brainstorming sessions

Intended Audience:

Healthcare Professionals (Physicians, Nurses, Midwifes, Lab specialist and technicians, Managers, Clerks), interested in health care technology

ICT, Telecommunications and Microelectronic professionals dedicated to develop applications for health care.

Decision makers, government officials, industry leaders, eHealth organizations

Researchers in health management, public health, biomedical/health informatics, and professionals interested in ICT applications for health care

Medicine, computer sciences, and informatics students.

 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Website opens: June 15, 2011

Deadline for abstracts and papers submission:15 October 2011

Scholarship Deadline: 30 September 2011 (closed!)

Online Registration Opens: 1 August 2011

Abstract dispositions emailed: 23 October 2011

Scholarship dispositions emailed: 23 October 2011

Finalization of Programs including Speakers: November 11, 2011

Printing of Conference Documents/Proceedings: November 05, 2011

 Conference registration and paper submission

Contact:  helina2011@helina-online.org

Handouts

Handouts (PDFs) for the HELINA 2011 Conference provided below the respective session as the handouts are available.

Day1: 2011.28.11


Session 1

 

Session 2 & 3


Session 4

Session 5

Day2: 2011.29.11


Plenary session

Session 6


Tutorial

Programm

PS. All activities are at the conference venue: Aurelia Palace, Yaoundé

Programm as pdf download

Sunday 27th November 2011

09:00 – 16:00:            HELINA Strategic Roadmap Workshop (to be confirmed)

11:00 – 16:00             Registration

  

16:15 – 17:15             General Assembly of the Cameroonian Health Informatics Society

17:30 – 19:00:            HELINA Executive Board meeting

 

Monday 28th November 2011

 

08:00 – 09:00             Registration

09:00 – 10:00             Opening ceremony of JCIM & HELINA 2011

                                 – LOC Chair, SOCIM President, HELINA President, Minister of Telecommunication, Minister of Health

10:00 – 10:15             Coffee break

10:15 – 11:00              Plenary, Keynote: Prof. A. Geissbuhler, Director of the Department of Medical Informatics, Geneva Universities Hospitals; IMIA and RAFT’s President

Topic: “Electronic Patient Records”

 

Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Session 1 Plenary – Global eHealth initiative – African Diaspora and the development of health informatics in Africa (Part 1)

Room:

Chairs: Prof. Muna and Prof Djientcheu

Rapporteur: Dr. Massock and Dr. Nguefack Tsague

Time

Topic

Speaker

 

The role of the Cameroonian Health Informatics society in the development of Health Informatics in Cameroon

Djientcheu

 

Global eHealth vision towards improving healthcare in Africa – the role of the African Diaspora:  Concepts of the Cameroon Diaspora network-Germany

Kouematchoua et al.

 

Tele-ophthalmology concept with the Diaspora

Assumpta, Kono Kono et al.

 

Implémentation de la téléneurologie au Cameroun

Nguento, Mapoure et al.

 

Health Informatics lectures for students of the Yaounde faculty of medicine – Potential contribution of the diaspora

Nko’o et al.

 

Confidendtiality and ethics in the Cameroonian health system: important aspect for ehealth solutions

Muna

12:30 – 13:30                Lunch

 

Time: 13:30 – 15:00

Session 2 – Health Informatics in the public sector

Room:

Chair:

Rapporteur

Time

Topic

Speaker

 

Electronic Health Record System: A Survey in Ghanaian Hospitals

Achampong

 

National roll out of District Health Information Software (DHIS 2) in Kenya, 2011 – central server and cloud based infrastructure

Manya et al

 

Establishment of a health informatics association to foster advancement of informatics profession and to enhance healthcare delivery in a devolved healthcare system in Kenya

Wanyee et al

 

Approaches Towards Achieving a Functional National Community Health Information Systems:  A Case Study Review in Kenya

Kist et al

 

Mise en place d’un Système d’Information Hospitalier en Afrique Francophone : Cinz@n, étude et validation du modèle au Mali

Bagayoko et al.

 

Re-engineering of Health Information Systems Development and Deployment Processes for Quality Assurance: the case with Nigerian Healthcare System

Gambo & Soriyan

 

Les stratégies pour accorder la priorité aux questions de santé et de genre dans une routine de systèmes d’information nationale

Ayite Elo Gaba

Time: 13:30 – 15:00

Session 3 – Global eHealth initiative – African Diaspora and the development of health informatics in Africa (Part 2)

Room:

Chairs: Prof. Muna and Prof Djientcheu

Rapporteur: Dr. Massock and Dr. Nguefack Tsague

Time 13:30 – 15:00

Topic

Speaker

 

Situation actuelle des processus de soins au département de Medécine Interne de l’hôpital général de Douala

 
 

Soin de santé primaire – défi de la prise en charge de qualité des patients en zone rurale: example de l’hôpital Ad Lucem de Bandjoun

Bouwa

 

Perspective d’optimisation des processus dans un hôpital de district familier à la télémédecine : cas de l’hôpital de District de Mfou

Manga

 

Using electronic medical record system (EMRS) for diabetes management, clinical and public health research in Cameroon

Awa, Choukem et al.

 

Building a virtual  Infrastructure for eHealth application as a bridge between the African Diaspora and Africa: example of the Koegni-eHealth platform

Kemloh, Kouematchoua et al.

 

Discussion

All

15:00 – 15:30                 Coffee break / meet-and-greet’ opportunity

 

Time: 15:30 – 17:00

Session 4 – Health Informatics research and implementation

Room:

Chair:

Rapporteur:

Time

Topic

Speaker

 

Technology Enhanced Learning: The case of electronic Basic Antenatal Care (eBANC)

Asah & Subbaye

 

Integration of Patient Information System with Picture Archiving and Communication System through Radiology Information System platform: case of OAUTHC

Azanfack & Soriyan

 

An Overview of eHealth Activities in Ghana

Afari-Kumah & Kwankam

 

Caregivers ‘know-how’ of data elements in South African home-based healthcare

Tswane et al.

 

Bilan de 10 ans d’expérience de téléradiologie au Mali

Sangare et al.

 

Information System Design and Implementation in Maternal Care: A Case Study of Enuwa Primary Health Care Center, Nigeria

Soriyan & Omodunbi

 

Gene Mutations’ e-Profiling for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Adetiba et al.

 

Adoption of eHealth services in Nigeria

Ochietu & Okuboyejo

Time: 15:30 – 17:00

Session 5 – Cameroonian Tele-psychiatry

Room:

Chair:

Rapporteur:

Time

Topic

Speaker

 

Health and Technology

Muna

 

Tele-psychiatry project of Cameroon

Kamga Olen

 

Role of the Switzerland / Cameroon (Nant) in the project

Manga

 

Meeting of the national committee of telemedicine

Muna, Djientcheu, et al.

17:00 – Get together opportunity

 

 

Tuesday 29th November

 

09:00 – 09:45             Plenary Keynote: Prof. Mikko Korpela, Research Director Health Information System Research & Development, University of Eastern Finland, Finland and Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa; Founding member of HELINA Conferences

Topic: “Health Information System: Scaling up solution to transform healthcare delivery in Africa”

09:45 – 10:15             Coffee break / ice breaking

 

Time: 10:15 – 12:00

Session 6 – Health Informatics design and education

Room:

Chair:

Rapporteur:

Time

Topic

Speaker

 

Integrated HIS architecture of interoperable systems through networks of actions: Sierra Leone and West Africa

Kossi et al

 

Mobile Home-based Healthcare

Retha de la Harpe

 

Engineering Quality Healthcare delivery through Information and Communication Technology (ICTs)

Gambo & Soriyan

 

A collaborative Approach Enabling the building of virtual patients Cases for Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Bediang et al.

 

Method of Learning the Medical Language: Online Educational Software

Muteba Ayumba

 

Health Informatics Capacity Development through South-South, North-South and South Collaboration: The INDEHELA Experience

Korpela et al.

 

Les Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication pour un accès équitable aux ressources humaines en santé : Cas du projet EQUI-ResHuS

Bagayoko et al.

 

The need to develop training programmes in Health Informatics in Africa

Sedick Isaacs

10:15 – 12:00            Tutorial “Health information systems and electronic health records” – Room:

                         1. Introduction to HIS – focus on national HIS (Dr Rosemary Foster)

                         2. Introduction to EHR – history, acronym and difference, requirements, architecture and functions, use (Dr Ghislain Kouematchoua)

12:00 – 13:00            Lunch

13:00 – 14:30            Tutorial “Health information systems and electronic health records” – Room:

                         3. Use case with Open Medical Record System – demo (Pascal Brandt & Patrick Tchakounte)

13:00 – 14:30            Workshop RAFT – Room:

14:30 – 15:00            Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00            Tutorial “Health information systems and electronic health records” – Room:

                         4. Standard and interoperability incl. Modelling (Dr Christopher Seebregts)

                         5. Confidentiality and security (Dr Sven Abrahamse)

16:15 – 17:15            General Assembly of HELINA

19:00                        Conference gala dinner

 

Wednesday 30th November

 

09:00 – 11:45             Brainstorming and networking workshop – Development of health informatics in Africa

11:45 – 12:00             Break

12:00 – 12:30             Plenary, closing ceremony JCIM & HELINA 2011

12:30 – 13:30             Lunch

 

 

HELINA, the Pan African Health Informatics Association (www.helina-online.org)

CAHIS, the Cameroonian Health Informatics Society

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Conference committees

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A. Central LOC

Prof. Muna Walinjom – LOC Chair 
Prof. Djientcheu Vincent – Co-chair 
Dr. Ghislain Kouematchoua

B. International Advisory Panel

Prof. Antoine Geissbuhler, IMIA President
Dr. Sedick Isaacs, HELINA President
Amadou Koita, HELINA Vice President
Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director of the Department of Knowledge Management and Sharing, WHO Geneva
Prof. Otto Rienhoff, Director of the Department of Medical Informatics, University of Goettingen
Pr MEISSA TOURE
Pr KWANKAM YUNKAP
Pr Maurice TCHUENTE
Dr. Lyn Hanmer, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
Dr. Line Kleinebreil, Université Numérique Francophone Mondiale

C. Scientific Program Committee

Chair: Prof. Samuel Kingue, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
Co-Chair: Prof. Maurice Mars, Head of Telehealth Department, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Rapporteurs: 
Prof. Mikko Korpela, University of Eastern Finland, Finland 
Prof NKO’O Samuel, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
Prof TANGHA, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon 
Dr NDEH NINGO, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
Pr KOM Martin, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon

Track A: Health Informatics and the Private Sector

  1. Prof. Mikko Korpela, University of Eastern Finland, Finland (Co-chair)
    2)    Prof Jorn Braa, Norway
    3)    Dr. Christopher Seebregts, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    4)    Dr. Honest Kimaro, University of Dar Es Salam, Tanzania
    5)    Dr. Retha de la Harpe, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Track B: Health Informatics Research and Implementation 

  1. Dr. Andrew Kanter, Columbia University, NY, US (Co-chair)
    2)    Prof. Dalenca Pottas, Director School of Information and Communication Technology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    3)    Prof. Charles Safran, Harvard Medical School, US 
    4)    Dr. Check Oumar Bagayoko, College of Medicine and Centre of Expertise and Research in Telemedicine and Health, Mali
    5)    Christopher Bailey, WHO (Geneva)
    6)    Pr Maurice TCHUENTE, University of Yaoundé 1

Track C: Health Informatics design and education

1)    Prof. Abimbola Soriyan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (Co-chair)
2)    Dr. Lyn Hanmer, MRC Cape Town 
3)    Prof. Maurice Mars, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
4)    Dr. Shedden Masupe, University of Botswana, Botswana
5)    Dr. Ghislain Kouematchoua, Koegni – eHealth for Innovation and Development
6)    Dr. Hamish Fraser, Havard University, Boston, US

Track D: Health Informatics in the Public Sector – Policy, universal health coverage, finance, and insurance

  1. Prof. Yunkap Kwankam, Global eHealth Consultant (Co-chair)
    2)    Dr. Wokia Kumase, University of Western Ontario London, Canada
    3)    Dr. Sedick Isaacs
    4)    Dr. Rosemary Foster, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    5)    Getachew Sahlu, WHO (Geneva)