APAMI 2018 - Detailed Programme

09 October 2018: Inauguration
6.00 pm Guests Take Their Seats
6.15 pm Arrival of the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour
6.20 pm Introduction of the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour to APAMI Executive
6.30 pm Procession Enters the Hall
6.35 pm National Anthem
6.40 pm Traditional Lighting of the Oil Lamp
6.45 pm Welcome Address

Prof. Vajira Dissanayake
President, HISSL and Chairperson, Specialty Board in Biomedical Informatics, University of Colombo Sri Lanka

6.50 pm Address by the President of APAMI

Dr. K. H. Cho
President, Korean Society for Medical Informatics South Korea

7.00 pm Keynote Address 1

Clinical Decision Support to improve the Quality of Care

Prof. Christoph Lehmann, MD, FAAP, FACMI, FIAHSI
Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, USA
President, International Medical Informatics Association 

7.30pm Keynote Address 2

“The world tomorrow: technology clinical trials and healthcare?”

Prof. James Batchelor
Professorial Fellow of Clinical Informatics & Healthcare Innovation
Director, Clinical Informatics Research Unit
University of Southampton

8.00 pm Address by the Guest of Honour
8.10 pm Address by the Chief Guest
8.20 pm Presentation of APAMI Bursaries and Southampton-APAMI Travel Awards
8.30 pm Group Photo

Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, APAMI Executive

8.35 pm Vote of Thanks

Dr. Rohana Marasinghe
President Elect, HISSL

8.45 pm Cultural Show
9.00 pm Reception


10 October 2018: Conference Day 1

08:00 08:30

APAMI/GT Registration

APAMI Track 1 (Oak Room)

APAMI Track 2 (Cedar Room)

Global Telehealth 2018 (Ivy Room)

08.30 09.15 Plenary Talk 1: Consumer Health Informatics
Sabine Koch, President Elect, IMIA
Strategic Professor of Health Informatics at Karolinska Institutet
09.15 10.45

Symposium1: Connected and Digital Health – 1

Symposium 2: Health Systems Strengthening

Session GT1 – Contributed Papers

09.15 Introduction by track chair Introduction by track chair  

Oommen John

09.15-09.20 Chair intro  

Rohana Marasinghe

09.20 Customization and Implementation of Health Information Management System at Outpatient Department of Castle Street Hospital for Women  

Hasitha Promod

Continuity of care for chronic diseases

Sabin Koch, President Elect, IMIA

09.20-09.40 Instant Messaging in Dermatology:  A Literature Review

Maurice Mars

09.30 Strengthen cancer surveillance in Sri Lanka by implementing cancer registry informatics to enhance cancer registry data accuracy, completeness, and timeliness  

Kamal Seneviratne

Measurement of clinical outcomes  

Peter Hurlen

09.40 Assessing the Security Vulnerabilities of IoT Adoption in Healthcare  

Samaneh Madanian

Tupaia – mapping health systems in Asia-Pacific: Overlaying HIS, LMIS and facility assessment data across 6 countries on a single, regional data platform  

Michael Nunan

09.40-10.00 Comparative Study of Medical Reference and Information Mobile Apps for Healthcare Professionals and Students

Irfan Muhammad Ehtisham

09.50 A pilot project on interoperability between public health information system and EMR/ EHR in China  

Hui Ge

OpenMRS. A revolution in eHealth in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC)  

Terry Hannan

10.00 Virtual Reality for Active Ageing: A feasibility study in Taiwan  

Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Designing standardized message based on clinical concept models for nation-wide EHR system.  

Shinji Kobayashi

10.00-10.20 Designing Telerehabilitation System for Multipronged Exercise in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Joseph Finkelstein

10.10 Using PHR and PM2.5 Open Data to Build a Web Based Smart Upper Respiratory Disease Alerting System  

Chien Yeh Hsu

Users perception toward the usefulness of the web-based system for disease surveillance: a qualitative study  

Lutfan Lazuardi

10.20 Innovative GUI for the improvement of point-of-care coding of primary healthcare encounters though an electronic health record system for a high volume setup in Sri Lanka  

Nirmala Cooray

Digital Health Development in LMIC – Peer to Peer Knowledge Exchange among countries  

Boonchai Kijsanayotin (TMI),
Alvin Marcelo (AeHIN)

10.20-10.40 Speaker Panel Q&A
10.30 Q&A Q&A 10.40-10.45 Chair closing
10.45 11.00


11.00 12.30

APAMI Symposium

Symposium 4: Human, organisational, and social aspects – 1

Session GT2 – Keynote Papers

11.00 Introduction by Chair  

Kyunghee Cho

Introduction by Track Chair 11.00-11.05 Chair Intro  

Anthony Maeder

11.05 Recent development of medical informatics in Hongkong  

Chun Por Wong (HKSMI)

Evaluation of the acceptance of a mobile verbal autopsy App by public health midwives in Sri Lanka  

Chamika Senanayake

11:05-11:35 Invited 1: Methodologies for Improving the Quality and Safety of Telehealth Systems

Elizabeth Borycki

11.15 The Fourth Industrial Revolution and medical informatics.  

Polun Chang,
Jack Li (TAMI)

Simplifying the Complex: Mind the Governance, Architecture, Program Management, Standards and Interoperability  

Alvin Marcelo

11.25 Emerging Digital Health Ecosystem

Vajira Dissanayake

Understanding User Emotional Expression in Community Question Answering website for the Social Incidents: A Sentiment Analysis of Zhihu.com  

Yaotan Xie

11.35 Big Data Project and international collaboration  

Dai Jin Kim (CUK),
In Young Choi (KOSMI)

Health Information Systems Online Course for Public Health Practitioners in Indonesia  

Ni’mah Hanifah

11.35-11.45 Speaker Q&A
11.45 Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act  

Oommen John (IAMI)

Perceived improvement of the process of patient care by digitization of primary health care encounters in OPD set-up of a tertiary care hospital through the lens of the health professionals  

Neranga Liyanaarachchi

11.45-11.50 Chair Intro
11.55 11.50-12.20 Highlight 1 Selfie Telemedicine – What Are The Legal and Regulatory Issues?

Maurice Mars

12.05 Q&A Q&A
12.20-12.30 Speaker Q&A
12.30 13.15 Plenary Talk 2
Prof Jørn Braa, Senior Professor
Department of Informatics, Faculty of mathematics and natural Science, University of Oslo, Norway.


14.00 15.30

Symposium 7: Application of AI in Medicine and Health Care – 1

Symposium 6: Human, organisational, and social aspects – 2

14.00 Introduction by Track chair Introduction by Track Chair 14.00-14.05 Chair Intro  

Maurice Mars

14.05 Application of Artificial Neural Network to Predict Chronic Kidney Disease  

Tahmina Nasrin Poly

Heath Information Literacy and Obstacle in Online Health Information Seeking Among Digital Immigrants  

Wang Fuzhi

14.05-14.35 Invited 2: Citizens & Health Data – untapped resource for Telehealth

Anne Moen

14.15 Application of Machine learning to Predict Survival of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients  

Mohaimenul Islam

Citizen’s attitudes for handling their healthcare record by IT, 10 years change between 2008 and 2018  

Michio Kimura

14.35-14.45 Speaker Q&A
14.25 Accurate detection of fibula malrotation based on 2D-3D registration  

Yan Li

Case study: Integrating eHealth into basic training curricula to transform allied health professionals education in government health sector  

Neranga Liyanaarachchi

14.45-14.50 Chair Intro
14.35 Application of RBF-Artificial Neural Network in Risk Prediction of Children Autistic-Spectrum Disorder  

Luo Dan

Sharing experiences of development, implementation and maintenance of Hospital Information Management System(HIMS) to government hospitals in Sri Lanka  

Nishan Siriwardena

14.50-15.20 Highlight 2: Using the Behaviour Change Wheel for designing an Online Platform for Healthy Weight Loss – “POEmAS”

Alline Beleigoli

14.45 Explore AI assisted imaging tasks

Zhi Yang

Strengthening HIS through social media: Reflection of whatapp use in DHIS2 implementation in Indonesia  

Guardian Sanjaya

15.20-15.30 Speaker Q&A
14.55 Key stakeholder perspectives on alignment of digital health initiatives with institutional strategies at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Sri Lanka.  

Pradeep Sylva

15.05 Preliminary results of health information use promotion using DHIS2 in Indonesia: a realist evaluation approach  

Jørn Braa

15.15 Q&A Q&A
15.30 15.45


15.45 17.15

Symposium 5: Nursing Informatics

Symposium 8: Health Data Science – 1

Session GT4 – Innovations in Telehealth (Short Talks)

15.45 Introduction by Chair  

Oommen John

Introduction by Track chair Track chair 

Shashi Gogia


15.50 Nursing interventions improving patient safety  

Patrick Weber, Vice President, IMIA

Identifying Important Factors of Falling Accidents in Acute Hospital using Machine-Learning Techniques  

Yasunobu Nohara

15.45-15.55 The importance of effective communication during conventional face-to-face care delivery, and during telehealth (aka telemedicine) encounters

Eric Gombrich

Relationships between Violence and socio-demographic factors a spatial analysis in selected provinces of Sri Lanka.

Rohan Jayasuriya

15.55-16.05 The Evolution of Telehealth: moving from use-case specific telehealth technology to Unified Telehealth

Eric Gombrich

16.10 The Nurses’ Role in Improving Software Quality: How Nurse’s Can Reduce Technology-induced Error and Optimize Healthcare  

Elizabeth Borycki University of Victoria, Canada

Using Medications to predict diagnosis codes by multi-label classification  

Chen-Cheng Kuo

16.05-16.15 We don’t need new technology in telemedicine we need a new business model

N Williams

16.20 Implementation of Nursing Care Plans and International Classification of Nursing Practice nomenclature at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka  

Kithsiri Mulleriyawa

Using IBM Watson in quality and safety assessments  

Petter Hurlen

16.15-16.25 Comprehensive approach to the National Network of Teleaudiology in Word Hearing Center in Kajetany, Poland

P Skarzynski

16.30 An RCT to assess the effectiveness of nurse-led structured telephonic based heart failure management program – A pilot study.  

Gopichandran Lakshmanan

The association between ehealth literacy and health behaviours in young and midlife adults in Polish population  

Mariusz Duplaga




Health Information System Reforms in Kiribati

T Tabunga

The development of a gastric cancer risk prediction model among Koreans based on data collected from National Health Insurance Service

J Choi

16.40 End-user Perception and Challenges Encountered in Implementation of mHealth Solution for Public Health Surveillance at field level: A case from Sri Lanka  

Pamod Amarakoon

Defining web based indicators to evaluate disaster shelters  

Gumindu Kulatunga





Comparison of work burden on nursing care providers with and without a sensing system: an empirical study

S Itoh


Connections For Saving Lives- A Review of different models of tele medicine under National Health Mission in India

D Agarwal

16.50 Q&A Q&A 17.05-17.15




Healthcare accessibility for North East India: A Nagaland Telemedicine Pilot Project

R Adholeya


Cloud driven application for measurement of wound size

S Gogia

17.15 18.00

Plenary Talk 3

19:00 21:00


11 October 2018: Conference Day 2
08.30 09.15 Plenary Talk 4: Innovations for future ready health systems : moving beyond pilots and quick fixes
Oommen John
Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health | INDIA
09.15 10.45 Symposium 9: Telehealth and mHealth Symposium 10: Knowledge Management – 1 Session GT5 – Contributed Papers
09.15 Introduction by track chair Introduction by track chair 09:15-09:20 Chair intro

A Maeder


09.20 The role of telehealth in the provision of culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal Australians 

Danette Langbecker

Assessment of the Implementation of Standardized Terminology in Community Care by Analyzing Community Clinical Pathways 

Ryoma Seto

09:20-09:40 Characterizing Routine Physical Activity in the Office

Y van Kasteren

09.30 Developing Theory based Mobile applications: a case study of developing an application for sedentary behaviour in Bangladesh 

Rohan Jayasuriya

A regional (six country) aggregated DHIS2 health data platform lessons learned 

Edwin Monk-Fromont

09.40 Test piloting of a mHealth application for Non-Communicable Diseases in Public Primary Care settings in India 

Pramod David Jacob

Development of Knowledge Portal for Pharmaceutical Research 

Peixiang YANG

9:40-10:00 Habitual Personal Movement Patterns in a Structured Environment

A Maeder 

09.50 A mobile application for doctors to improve the recording of Cause of Death: A Sri Lankan study 

Rangana Wadugedara

Transformation of Environmental, Occupational Health and Food Safety data flow 

Prabhadini Godage

10.00 Feasibility of remote vital signs monitoring in frontline military hospitals 

Lalan Fernando

10:00-10:20 Exploring Key Elements for Successful Telehealth Implementation within Severely Under-Resourced Communities: A Case Study in the Pacific Islands

C Higa

10.10 Cloud-Base Home Environment Health Monitoring Framework 

Kalaivani Chellappan

Assessment of eRHMIS school health information system usability among users in Kegalle and Anuradhapura Districts 

Ashan Dimal

10.20 Connections For Saving Lives- A Review of different models of tele medicine under National Health Mission in India

Disha Agrawal

Implementation of a Free and Open Source Picture Archiving and Communication Solution (PACS) for the largest specialized paediatric hospital in South Asia 

M U T Perera

10:20-10:40 Speaker Panel Q&A
10.30 Q&A Q&A 10:40-10:45 Chair closing
10.45 11.00 Tea
11.00 12.30 Symposium 11: Application of AI in Medicine and Health Care – 2 Symposium 12: Health Data Science – 2 Session GT6 – Keynote Papers
11.00 Introduction by Track Chair Introduction by Track Chair 11:00-11:05 Chair Intro

R Marasinghe

11.05 Listing differential diagnoses from symptoms of patients with vertigo using knowledge graph 

Satoshi Iwai

Geo-enable health facility list: linking healthcare and public health data 

Guardian Yoki Sanjaya

11:05-11:35 Invited 3: A Regional Perspective on Health Issues and Trends 

R Pendse

11.15 Bioinformatics Database Research Platform for Internet Addiction 

Sun Jung Lee

Using a Machine Learning Approach for Analyzing Standardized Data from the Pulmonary Resection Clinical Pathway 

Takanori Yamashita

11.25 Development of visual diagnostic tool in R for precursors of Cervical Cancer 

Kumar Dron Shrivastav

Developing Meaningful Decision Support Tools for Hospital Administrators using Dashboards 

M G P S De Silva

11.35 Automatic and accurate recognition of corneal morphology from OCT images of rabbits 

Lin Li

Wearable technologies in clinical trials: An analysis of development trends over the past decade 

Ashish Kakkar

11:35-11:45 Speaker Q&A
11.45 Positioning of optical surgical instruments and acquisition of point cloud data 

Nan Zhang

The TB Portals: Using data science and informatics to advance TB research through open-access, web-based sharing and analysis of integrated, multi-domain TB patient case data 

Jessica Taaffe

11:45-11:50 Chair Intro
11.55 Introduction of national injury surveillance with open source information management system 

Lasantha M K Ranwala

11:50-12:20 Highlight 3: Clinician Perspectives of an Avatar-Directed Scheduling and Memory App

M van den Berg

12.05 Restructuring the Annual Health Bulletin: Incorporating advanced data analytics and visualizations to improve usability 

W K D K K Wijayaweera

12.15 Q&A Q&A 12:20-12:30 Speaker Q&A
12.30 13.15

Plenary Talk 5: How digital technology can innovate the way NCDs are addressed and accelerate the achievement of UHC
David J. Heard
Head of Digital Health Novartis Foundation

13.15 14.00 Lunch
Symposium 13: Connected and Digital Health – 2 Symposium 14: Health data science – 3 Session GT7 – Contributed Papers
14.00 14.00 Introduction by Track Chair Introduction by Track Chair 14:00-14:05 Chair Intro

M Mars

14.05 Developing a Web-based Medical Equipment Inventory System 

Prabath Jayathissa

Practice patterns and clinical outcomes with advanced and conventional care management in community-based care: a classification and regression tree (CART) analysis 

Sakiko Itoh

14:05-14:25 Security and Other Ethical Concerns of Instant Messaging in Healthcare

M Mars

14.15 mHealth for integrated service delivery in the Western Pacific Region: A Systematic Review 

Myron Anthony Godinho

Electronic Medical Records-based Patient Similarity and Its Application in Building Personalized Predictive Model 

Ni Wang

14.25 Utilization and compliance of E-grading (Quality Assurance Module) for academic evaluation in Medical Oncology Department 

Shailendra Sharma

An integrated data analysis in the context of biological network for exploration of distinct breast cancer subtypes 

Lin Hua

14:25-14:45 A Patient Agent to Manage Blockchains for Remote Patient Monitoring

M Uddin

14.35 Integrated LAN, Wi-Fi and wide area network at AIIMS for healthcare professionals and students of AIIMS. 

Hari Shanker

Learning Healthcare System: Spreading Best Practices in Healthcare 

Madhu Bhatia

14.45 A Study on Health Information Exchange Based on Blockchain 

Wei-Chen Wu

Evaluation of implementation of electronic health record in OPD of gastroenterology department of AIIMS, New Delhi 

Sushil Meher

14:45-15:05 Health Information Technology and Telehealth Challenges in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands Region

N Okamura

14.55 Developed Service of Smartphone Overdependence Management Application 

Mun Joo Choi

Use of online outpatient appointment system based on overbooking strategy for optimizing hospital resource utilization in a tertiary care public hospital

Sanjay Gupta

15.05 Analysis of regional healthcare services using both big data and the Geographic Information System available on Japanese Government websites 

Yuma Ota

Using Text Mining to Multiple Classification of SOAP Data: Experience from a Hospital of Taiwan 

Jakir Masud

15:05-15:25 Speaker Panel Q&A
15.15 Q&A Q&A 15:25-15:30 Chair closing
15.30 15.45 Tea
15.45 17.15 Symposium 15: Knowledge management – 2 Symposium 16: Quality and safety, and patient outcomes Session GT8 – IMIA Telehealth WG Session
15.45 Introduction by Track chair Introduction by Track chair 15:45-15:50 Chair Intro

S Gogia

15.50 Using KM to facilitate superior care co-ordination 

Nilmini Wickramasinghe

A dependable and available Hospital Information System (HIS) and Data Warehouse system – one model of HIS of Nagasaki University 

Masayuki Honda

15:50-16:20 IMIA Telehealth WG scope and projects
16.00 Diagnostic accuracy and validation of an advanced symptom checker for medical self care 

Ananda Perera

Development and evaluation of patient safety events prediction models using EHR data and big data analytics 

Hyeoun-Ae Park

16.10 Informatics Knowledge Exchange in eHealth Network in Asia: AeHIN Experiences 

Boonchai Kijsanayotin

Outcomes and cost analysis of total laparoscopic hysterectomy versus total abdominal hysterectomy 

Zhao Xiangkun

16.20 A Regional Medicines Information Exchange Service for Cross-border Drug Monitoring 

Alvin Marcelo

RFID approach to track clinician activity in the operating theater 

Raafi Careem

16:20-16:40 Global Telehealth future plans
16.30 Low cost, low power e-solution for patient management system using micro controls and embedded technology 

Gayan Ysanatha Piyasena

Development and integration models of an in-house built drug-allergy checking system 

Shuk Man Connie Lau

16.40 Imaging Informatics One-Stop Tool to Improve the Workflow of Modern Radiology Department 

Zafar Iqbal

16:40-16:45 Chair closing
16.50 Q&A Q&A 16:45-17:15 Telehealth textbook presentation (closed session for co-authors)
17.15 18.00 Closing Plenary
Prof Vajira Dissanayake
19:00 GALA Dinner