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)


Chairs: Prof. Muna and Prof Djientcheu

Rapporteur: Dr. Massock and Dr. Nguefack Tsague





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



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


12:30 – 13:30                Lunch


Time: 13:30 – 15:00

Session 2 – Health Informatics in the public sector








Electronic Health Record System: A Survey in Ghanaian Hospitals



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)


Chairs: Prof. Muna and Prof Djientcheu

Rapporteur: Dr. Massock and Dr. Nguefack Tsague

Time 13:30 – 15:00




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



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



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.




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


Time: 15:30 – 17:00

Session 4 – Health Informatics research and implementation








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








Health and Technology



Tele-psychiatry project of Cameroon

Kamga Olen


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



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








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 (

CAHIS, the Cameroonian Health Informatics Society