11-12
Oct 2018
3rd CWDHC&A
3rd Commonwealth Digital Health Conference & Awards
Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
11
Oct
Partners and Organisers

Awards Partner
Co-Organiser
About Awards

The Commonwealth Digital Health awards is being conducted for the third time after its successful launch at the 24th Triennial Conference of the Commonwealth Medical Association in 2016, and for the second time during the 2nd Commonwealth Digital Health Conference in 2017. A panel of internationally recognized experts will adjudicate this year’s awards.

The two best submissions for each thematic area will receive the ‘Commonwealth Digital Health Awards’ for that thematic area at the Commonwealth Digital Health Awards Night. Submissions may consist of Health Information Systems, Digital Health Resources, EHRs/PHRs, Mobile Apps, Personal Digital Health Devices/ Wearables, Connected Digital Health Solutions, Games for Health, and any other type of digital interventions aimed at improving health and well-being. Applications are accepted from all countries.

In addition to being selected for the Commonwealth Digital Health Awards, submissions to the Digital Health Awards will also stand a chance to receive support from the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health (CWCDH) in terms of further development, implementation, scaling-up, etc. The decision to support through the CWCDH will solely be under the discretion of the CWCDH and would not be determined only on the outcome of the adjudication process.

Important Dates:

The extended deadline for submissions – 31st August 2018

The announcement of the finalists – 8th September 2018

Extended Registration deadline 8.00am (GMT) on 26th September 2018

The final round of judging – 11th and 12th October 2018 (in Colombo)

Commonwealth Digital Health Awards – 12th October 2018 (in Colombo)

Thematic Areas:

  • Adolescent health
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Communicable diseases
  • Dental health informatics
  • Disability health informatics
  • e-learning
  • Emergency informatics
  • Health education and health promotion
  • Maternal and neonatal health
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Nursing informatics
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy informatics
  • Reproductive health
  • Telecare
  • Telemedicine

Marking criteria:

 

Criteria Description What earns a high score?
What does it do? Describe in detail what “job” it does? e.g. Does it solve a health problem, or prevent onset of a condition, or slow disease progression or Maintain good health?
  • Addresses a serious health problem/issue related to health

How well does it work? What evidence exists to show this is effective?
  • Good evidence that the solution works as expected
What makes it innovative? What is new in how it does its “Job”? perhaps the Technology? Science? Design? How it engages sufferers or health care professionals? 
  • Addresses the problem in a novel way
  • Uses new technology, science or design as a core part of the solution
  • Engages sufferers and/or professionals in a novel way
How different is it than its alternatives? What factors make this look or feel different than alternatives a consumer could use?
  • Something that makes it obviously different to a  consumer
How much better is it than alternatives? Does it compete with other solutions that a consumer can buy for the same problem? What factors make it better? How much better is it than the competition?
  • Evidence of superior performance compared to alternatives
How much does it cost? What makes this a “frugal innovation” – something designed to work optimally in countries with low resources and consumers who are not wealthy?
  • Inexpensive to buy
  • Inexpensive to use
Programme

11 October 2018

10.30 14.30 Digital Health Marketplace

Judging for 3rd Commonwealth Digital Health Awards

12 October 2018

Time

Track 1 (Oak Room)

Track 2 (Ivy Room)

Track 3 (Cedar Room)

08.30 09.00 Opening Plenary: Digital Health in Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth

Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake
President, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka
President, Commonwealth Medical Association
President-Elect, Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics
09.00 10.00

Panel Discussion on Digital Health Networks

Symposium on Continuum of Care Transformation Though Digital Health

Symposium on Nursing Informatics & eLearning

Moderators:

Anoop Singh

Chief Operating Officer

Sinclair Stockman
Chief Scientific Advisor
Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health
Chairpersons:

Dr Chaminda Weerabaddana
Assistant Secretary. Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

Dr Anil Smaranayake
Director Information Designate, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
Chairperson:

Dr Nihal De Silva
Dean, International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka

Panellists:

Brian O'Connor

Chair
European Connected Health Alliance

Dr Boonchani Kijsanayotin
Chairman
Asia eHealth Information Network

Olasupo Oyedpo
Director
African Alliance of Digital Health Networks

Mojca Cargo
Senior Market Engagement Manager, mHealth programme, Mobile for Development
GSMA

Digital Health Transformation to Strengthen Primary Health Information System: Enterprise-wide Vision

Dr Jayasundera Bandara
Project Director
World Bank Funded Primary Healthcare Systems Strengthening Project
Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
Effective use of Health / Nursing informatics and Patients Care Practice and Training
Sustainable Nursing Education; Books vs Tabs

Dr Kithsiri Edirisinghe
International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka
Sustainable Information systems governance model to achieve continuum of care

Dr Clive James

Medical Officer (Health Informatics)
Health Information Unit, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
VR for CPR

Samali Udara Liyanage
Sri Lanka
EHR as a mode of reducing Out of Pocket expenditure

Dr Anuji Gamage

Consultant Community Physician
Planning Unit, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
New Trends in Clinical Simulation; Talking Mannequin

Rebecca Schultz
Lecturer School of Nursing and Midwifery
Edith Cowan University, Australia
How Global Digital Health Index (GDHI) can empower, evaluate and motivate health systems strengthening

Patricia N. Mechael

Principal and Policy Lead, Health Enable, South Africa
MedWeb

Zakiuddin Ahmed,

Pakistan
10.30 11.00

Tea

11.00 12.30

Panel Discussion on Digital Health the Opportunities and Challenges from Around the Commonwealth

Symposium on Improving Quality of Data  - A Case Study of Cancer

Symposium on Nursing Informatics: Effective Use of Health/Nursing Informatics in Patient Care Services and training

Chairperson:

Dr JP Tabone

Secretary General,
Commonwealth Medical Association
Chairpersons:

Dr Achala Jayatilleke

Secretary, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

Dr Roshan Hewapathirana
Chief Executive Officer, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka
Chairperson:

Dr Nihal De Silva
Dean, International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka

Panelists

Dr Vishi Beharry
Trinidad & Tobago Medical Association

Dr Osahon Enabulele
Vice President, Commonwealth Medical Association

Dr Francis Faduyile
President, Nigerian Medical Association

Dr Zakiuddin Ahmed
Former National Coordinator for eHealth, Ministry of Health, Pakistan

Fabiha Zaidi
Project Management Coordinator
Aga Khan Development Network Digital Health Resource Centre (Asia & Africa)

Dr Ramendra Nath Tandan
Secretary General, Indian Medical Association

Dr R. A. Jaylal
Vice President, Commonwealth Medical Association

Dr Ruvaiz Hannifa
President, Sri Lanka Medical Association

Dr Lakshmi Soomatunge
Deputy Director General, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

Dato' Dr K Ramasamy 
Managing Director, Salinee Healthcare

Sunia Soakai
Director General, Pacific Community, New Caledonia

Capturing the Data at the Point of Care - the HIMS system

Nishan Siriwardena

Team Leader, HIMS Project, Ministry of Health
Effective Use of Health/Nursing Informatics in Patient Care Practice and Training

Dr Steve Baguley

Consultant Sexual Health & HIV Physician
NHS Grampian Clinical Director eHealth, NHS Grampian
Principal Clinical eHealth lead for the North of Scotland
Capturing the True Burden of the Cancer in the Country - the eIMMR System

Dr Buddhika Dayaratne

Team Leader, eIMMR System, Ministry of Health
Evolution of Nursing Informatics

Ms Nadeeka Jayasinghe 

Director  Nursing
International Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka
Opportunities for Cancer Prevention Through the Community - The eRHMIS System

Dr 
Priyanga Senanayake
Team Leader, eRHIMS System
Adapting to an Informatics Based Clinical Environment

Ms 
Shaluni Tissera
Sri Lanka, Country Representative
Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group
International Medical Informatics Association
CSL Database

Dr H N Hasitha Pramod

Sri Lanka
Nursing Informatics in Patient Safety

Dr Lalan Fernando

Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine
Kotelawala Defense University, Sri Lanka
National Cancer Information Explorer

Dr Nimashi Katuwawela
Medical Officer (Health Informatics), Ministry of Health
Interactive Session
12.30 13.00 Plenary: Privacy and Security in Digital Health

Jayantha Fernando
Chairman
SLCERT - The National Centre for Cyber Security, Sri Lanka
Legal Advisor
ICTA - The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka
13.00 14.00

Lunch & Launch of NursingNow Sri Lanka

13.05   Welcome Address

Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

President, Commonwealth Medical Association
13.10   Introduction

Dr
 Sudath Samaraweera
Deputy Director General (Education, Research and Training)
Ministry of Health, Nutrition, and
Indeginous Medicine, Sri Lanka
13.15   Nursing Now Sri Lanka Local Chapter

Ms Rajula Vallipuranathan

Director, Nursing Education
Ministry of Health, Nutrition, and
Indeginous Medicine, Sri Lanka
13.20   Award of Appointment Letters to the Members of Steering Committee - Nursing Now Sri Lanka 
13.25   The Nursing Now Global Programme.
13.30   Address by the Chief Guest

Dr
 Anil Jasinghe
Director General of Health Services
Ministry of Health, Nutrition, and
Indeginous Medicine
13.40   Vote of Thanks

Dr S.S.P. Warnakulasuriya

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo
14.00 15.30

Panel Discussion on the East African Digital Reach initiative

Panel Discussion on Digital Health in Non Communicable Disorders

Panel Discussion on Tele Medicine and Telehealth

Chairpersons:

Anoop Singh

Chief Operating Officer

Sinclair Stockman
Chief Scientific Advisor
Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health
Chairpersons:

Dr Oommen John
Member, International Advisory Board, CWCDH

India

Dr Sundaram Arulrhaj
Member, International Advisory Board, CWCDH

India
Chairpersons:

Dr Rohana Marasinghe
President Elect, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

Dr Gumindu Kulathunga
Executive Vice President, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka
Introduction to Digital Reach

Prof. Gibson Kibiki

Chairman, East African Health Research Commission
PMB

Pramadhi Atapattu Arachchi
Sri Lanka
RAH@H

Dr Zakiuddin Ahmed

Saudi Arabia

Panellists:

Carl Leitner
Director, Digital Square, Path, USA

Dr Hermes Sotter Rulagirwa
Ministry of Health, Tanzania

Dr JP Bagala
Ministry of Health, Uganda

Dr Otilia Gowele
Ministry of Health, Tanzania

Lina Dyhr
CarePay, Kenya

eMHIMS

Nisal Fernando
Sri Lanka
MyDoctor

Dr Harsha Jayakody

Sri Lanka
Epilepsy App

Dr Victor Patterson

India
Em Microscope

Keith Dunning

United Kingdom 
Jendo

Keerthi Kodithuwakku

Sri Lanka
Tonic

Matthew Guilford

Bangladesh
SMAART

Ashish Joshi

USA
CAMEOS

Dr Ananda Perera

Sri Lanka
C-JAE

A.H.
Weerasingha
Sri Lanka
ClicknCare

Abu Hasnat Mohammad Sultanur Reza

Malaysia
EvoTelemed

Zakiuddin Ahmed

Pakistan
Telemedicine

K Siddique-e Rabbani

Bangladesh
15.30 17.00

Panel Discussion on the Role of the Private Sector in the Digital Health Ecosystem

Panel Discussion on Digital Health in Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health

Panle Discussion on Digital Health in Health Promotion and in the Pharmacy

Chairpersons:

Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake


Dr Sathasivam Sridharan
Deputy Director General (Ministry of Health), Sri Lanka
Chairpersons:

Dr
Pamod Amarakoon
Executive Vice President, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

Dr Arjuna Wijekoon
Executive Vice President, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka
Chairpersons:

Dr Pramil Liyanage

Assistant Treasurer, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

Dr Jayathri Wijayarathne
Executive Vice President, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

Panellists:

Dr Chamila Ariyananda
COO, Digital Health Care Solutions, Hemas Group

Nalin Perera
Executive Director, eChanelling

Deeshana Basnayake
CEO, Healthnet International

Sameera Wijeyrathne
CEO, MyDoctor

Heshan Fernando
CEO, oDoc

Supun Weerasinghe
CEO, Dialog Axiata

mNutrition

Mojca Cargo

United Kingdom
Online PCD

M.A.D.A.L Mudannayake

Sri Lanka
OpenSRP

Danya Arif
Pakistan
Dhadkan 2

Dr L. Gopichandran

India
Kasvuseula

Kari Kohtamaki

Finland
e-SmartVA

Dr Chamika Senanayake

Sri Lanka
CHITS

Alvin Marcelo

Philippines
M-TIBA

Lina Dyhr

Kenya
INTPART

Dr Kirti Thakur

India
Evitalz

Divya Krishnamoorthy

India
Nighedaasht

Syeda Fabiha Zaidi

Pakistan
CODQA Tool

Rangana Wadugedara

Sri Lanka
16.45  

Launch of the 'HISSL Digital Health Recognition Programme'

Dr Achala Jayetilleke
Secretary, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Treasurer, Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

BSIS

Rhonwyn Cornell

South Africa
Tupaia

Dhanya Herath

New Zealand
SlimMe

Annisa Ristya Rahmanti

Taiwan
TMT

Boonchai Kijsanayotin

Thailand
Stay Safe

Dr Nayani Dharmakeerthi

Sri Lanka
SenzMate Polar | We care about your Pills

Miller Alexander
Sri Lanka
ZM DIR

Danya 
Arif
Pakistan
SMS for Life

Marcel Braun

Switzerland
QHRMS

Dr Lahiru Rajakaruna
Sri Lanka
 
17.00 17.30 Tea
17.30 19.30

Commonwealth Digital Health Awards Ceremony

19:30  

Cocktail Reception

 
3rd CWDHC&A Registration

It is mandatory that all delegates register for the 3rd Commonwealth Digital Health Conference & Awards.

Registration Rates:

    • Foreign Delegates – USD 150
    • Local Delegates – LKR 15,000
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