Big Data Bhutan and Convergence Workshop on Enterprise Architecture

27-29 October, 2019

Big data has been the buzzword in the digital world. Many sources point to the potential of curbing the problems of public health with big data. Yet for most developing countries, big data is still poorly understood and citizens are at a loss as to how they can harness its benefits for health. The United Nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and many of the goals require the ability to process large volumes of data to monitor progress. Big data will be an important tool in achieving and sustaining the SDGs.

The Asia eHealth Information Network with support from WHO and development partners has been supporting Ministries of Health in Asia by helping them govern and manage their national eHealth system (including big data). Called Convergence Workshops, these events aim to establish MOH’s role as the leader of the national eHealth programme and at the same time, gather various players working on eHealth behind the MOH agenda. The word “convergence” was specially selected to show how all stakeholders consolidate and support the MOH eHealth strategy. 

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Speakers

Program

Day 1
27 Oct 2019
Day 2
28 Oct 2019
Day 3
29 Oct 2019
8:30 - 9:00

Day 1: Big Data for Health
REGISTRATION

Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Ngiam Kee Yuan
Peggy Lai MD MPH
David Pilcher MBBS
10:30 - 10:50

COFFEE BREAK

12:00 - 13:00

LUNCH

Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Michael Morley MD
Katharine Morley MD
Kenneth Paik MD MS MBA
14:10 - 14:30

COFFEE BREAK

Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

Mengling Feng PhD
Wei-Hung Weng PhD
7:30 - 8:30

Day 2: Convergence Workshop on Enterprise Architecture
REGISTRATION

Opening Ceremonies

Bhutan Minister/Vice-minister of Health and Sponsoring Organizations

Current State of Bhutan eHealth Situation (Overview and Digital Health Challenges in Program Implementation)

Many Bhutan digital/ehealth players are already digitizing healthcare and have applications/programs in their agencies. This session aims to allow a chance for these players to present their ongoing initiatives.
Mr Garab Dorji
10:30 -10:45

COFFEE BREAK

AeHIN Mind the GAPS Playbook

Recognizing the challenges faced by governments with governing and managing their health data, AeHIN gathered countries together to formulate a strategy. This strategy is now called Mind the GAPS to...
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Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin

Proposed Bhutan Enterprise Architecture Framework

The proposed enterprise architecture framework for Bhutan will show how it can enable health interoperability in the country.
Mr Steven Uggowitzer
12:00 - 13:00

LUNCH

Country Approaches of GAPS Implementation

Governance and Architecture: Phillipine Experience and Challenges (10 mins) Program Management & People: Malaysia Experience and Challenges (10 mins) Standards & Interoperability: Thailand Experience and Challenges (10 mins) Experience from...
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Dr Pornpimol Kijsanayotin
Dr Portia Fernandez-Marcelo
Dr Alvin Marcelo
Mr Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran, M.Sc, MBA
Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin
Ms Aye Aye Sein

Mind the GAPS Workshop Proper (Breakout Sessions)

Mind the GAPS country experiences will only work if there is a shared blueprint for all stakeholders to see, understand, and follow. This session will guide the eHealth stakeholders locate...
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Dr Pornpimol Kijsanayotin
Mr Steven Uggowitzer
Dr Portia Fernandez-Marcelo
Dr Alvin Marcelo
Mr Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran, M.Sc, MBA
Dr Boonchai Kijsanayotin
Ms Aye Aye Sein
15:00 - 15:15

COFFEE BREAK

Mind the GAPS Workshop Presentation (Plenary Session)

Presentation of group work and synthesis

Closing Remarks

Dr Alvin Marcelo
8:30 - 9:00

Day 3: Big Data for Health
REGISTRATION

10:35 - 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

Parallel Workshop:
Open Source Data Science Tools

Shion Seino
Euma Ishii
Kenneth Paik MD MS MBA
13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH

Parallel Workshop:
Machine Learning in Healthcare

Joseph Byers RRT
Wei-Hung Weng PhD