AeHIN - Detailed Programme

  • 07 Oct
    Day 1
  • 08 Oct
    Day 2
  • 09 Oct
    Day 3
  • Main Hall
  • Hall-B
  • Cedar
  • Ivy
8:00 - 12:00 A. Governance and Investment track part 1:
Digital Health Impact Framework with Immunization and Supply Management - A Digital Health Investment Priority (Lead: Philip Zuniga, Susann Roth, Lori Thorell, Peter Drury)

AeHIN together with WHO, ADB, UNICEF and other partners have co-developed and field tested a digital health investment framework and costing tool  to help countries plan, justify, and monitor budgets placed on health information technology. This session brings together countries that have piloted the framework and tool. Countries are encouraged to share their experiences with the adopting the tool for their own use.


13:00 - 16:00 E. CRVS, Unique Identification Number and the UHC
(the role of citizen identity in HIS interoperability) by Center of Excellence in CRVS (IDRC), UNICEF, World Bank, Plan International, Thailand and Myanmar

Recent developments on civil registration and vital statistics are showing promise especially as they pertain to health information systems interoperability. In this session, experts from the Center of Excellence for CRVS (IDRC), UNICEF, World Bank, Thailand and Myanmar will share their experiences with digitizing their CRVS and the implementation.

8:00 - 12:00 B. Data Science for the SDGs and UHC
(Lead: Donna Medeiros, Raymond Sarmiento, Lori Thorell, Peter Drury)

Soon governments will be deluged with person-centric data from multiple credible data sources. They will then have demand for securing these systems and making them interoperabile and easy to use for decision making.  Consistent with AeHIN’s Mind the GAPS framework, this 6th GM aims to highlight data use, data science/predictive analytics/and real-time data tracking as important investments in interoperability. Session presenters will include but are not limited to: Data Corp, National Science Foundation,  Sri Lanka developers, UP Manila, etc.


13:00 - 16:00 F. Various Methods of Monitoring and Evaluating National eHealth Programs
(Lead: Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, India)

Digital health requires substantial investment and program management effort. In order to monitor performance, various methods of monitoring and evaluation are needed. This session shares different approaches to M&E for digital health. Siaw-Teng Liaw, WHO Collaborating Centre for eHealth, Australia Patty Mechael, HealthEnabled, Global Digital Health Index Prof Young Moon Chae, Mongolia Dr Nishan Siriwardena, Sri Lanka

8:00 - 12:00 C. DHIS2 Knowledge Exchange And Latest Updates
(Lead: Hong Anh Chu, Jorn Braa, Thet Thet Mu, Chansaly Phommavong, Knut Staring, John Lewis, Shurajit Dutta, Pamod Amarakoon)

DHIS2 is a popular health management information system used by at least 12 Asian countries. This session allows countries to share experiences, latest development with DHIS2,  and how they can mutually support each other.


13:00 - 16:00 G. Global Public Goods from the Health Data Collaborative
(Lead: Fazilah Shaik Allaudin, Adele Waugaman, William Weiss, Paul Biondich, Kristina Celentano)

Health Data Collaborative is an inclusive partnership of international agencies, governments, philanthropies, donors and academics, with the common aim of improving health data. Countries are at the core of what we do, supported by donors, academics, UN agencies and civil society organizations. It is a joint effort by multiple global health partners to work alongside countries to improve the availability, quality and use of data for local decision-making and tracking progress toward the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This session will showcase some of the tools that the HDC has developed to support digital health development in LMICs.

  • Interoperability Maturity Model
  • HIS Stages of Continuous Improvement
  • Digital Health Investment Review Tool

8:00 - 12:00 D. Open Insurance Management Information System (OpenIMIS) for YOU!
(Lead: Saurav Bhatarrai, Paul Rueckert, Health Insurance Board Nepal and GIZ Nepal)

Last year at a Joint Learning Network’s session on Social Health Insurance, a large number of participants expressed their need and wishes for an ICT system to manage health insurance scheme. Thus was born OpenIMIS is now freely available with  resources to be released in 2019. This is a great opportunity for countries/scheme operators/development orgs who expressed interest to help create a requirements list for the future of OpenIMIS.


13:00 - 16:00 H. Principles for Digital Development and Interoperability Deep Dive
(Digital Impact Alliance and the Standards and Interoperability Lab for Asia)

Part 1 will be a one-hour introduction to the Principles for Digital Development by the Digital Impact Alliance. Part 2 will be a deep dive on interoperability standards. SIL-Asia will convene experts to present their own views on how healthcare interoperability can be achieved via standards. Technical discussions on FHIR will be made to enable participants to have a practical understanding of FHIR. IHE profiles will also be discussed and how they can be used to help countries in their journey towards interoperability.

  • Main Hall
07:00 - 8:30 Registration

08:30 - 08:45 Opening Ceremony

Dr S. Sridharan, Deputy Director General, Planning, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka

Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin, AeHIN

WHO representative

ADB representative

08:45 - 08:50 Introduction of the keynote speaker
(Prof Vajira Dissanayake)

08:50 - 09:15 Keynote

Tea Break

09:45 - 10:45 Plenary 1
Reaping the Benefits of Governance, Architecture, Program Management and Standards

Moderator: Boonchai Kijsanayotin

Malaysia (Fazilah Shaik Allaudin)

Myanmar HIS (Aye Aye Sein)

Bangladesh (Ashish Kumar Saha)

India (Shri Lav Agarwal)

Sri Lanka (Clive James)

10:45 - 11:45 Plenary 2
Benefits of Digitally-capable Health Insurance

Moderator: Alvin B. Marcelo

Indonesia (Didik Budianto)

Philippines (Eric Tayag)

Vietnam (Pham Than Dat)

Thailand (Dr Polawat)

11:45 - 12:45 Plenary 3
Digital Health Benefits and Opportunities for Countries

Moderator: Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, India.

Mark Landry, WHO

Susann Roth, ADB

Lori Thorell, UNICEF

Béatrice Garrette, Fondation Pierre Fabre

Kate Wilson, Digital Impact Alliance

Adele Waugaman, Health Data Collaborative


14:00 - 16:45 Interoperability Marketplace
Countries and their partners present their interoperability projects. Presentations with support from their partners.

16:45 - 17:45 Business Meeting
Presenting the AeHIN 2018-2022 Strategic Implementation Plan

17:45 - 19:00 Side meetings
(DHIS2, Research, Routine Health Information System, Enabling the IP Environment, etc)

Dinner (hosted by MOH Sri Lanka)

  • Main Hall
08:30 - 08:45 Recap of previous day

08:45 - 10:30 Interoperability Showcase by the Standards and Interoperability Lab Asia

Tea Break

11:00 - 13:00 OpenSpaces
A methodology where participants can discuss topics that are interesting to them

Lunch and AeHIN Side meeting with donors

14:00 - 14:45 Country Workshop
Planning for 2018-2020 - Continuing our Interoperability Journey (to be followed by gallery viewing)

Tea Break

15:15 - 17:00 Meet the experts/Peer-to-peer Knowledge Exchange

17:00 Closing Ceremony

17:30 Adjourn