As part of the openIMIS initiative, AeHIN is leading the formation of an openIMIS Community of Practice (CoP) in Asia.

On September 12, AeHIN completed its first openIMIS ToT Workshop in UP Manila. The workshop was attended by MS Health Informatics students and faculty of the UP College of Medicine.

Ms. Kristin Pascual and Dr. Alvin Marcelo provided an overview on Digital Health, the importance of Health Information Systems in health insurance management and the openIMIS software at the beginning of the workshop.

Dr. Marcelo mentioned that it is through these workshops that we can start an openIMIS Community of Practice.

Ms. Rose Ann Zuniga, Health Systems Expert at Standards and Interoperability Asia, together with Dr. Sara Rulloda, Health Education Research Associate for openIMIS Philippines, led the hands-on workshop on openIMIS.

During the evaluation period, participants actively gave their inputs on how openIMIS can be better offered to universities in the Philippines. One of the suggestions is to package the activity as a health financing workshop using openIMIS as a tool for navigating health insurance processes.

More learning points will be published on the AeHIN Community of Practice wiki page.

The next openIMIS workshop will be held at St. Luke’s Medical Center next month. Updates will soon be posted on our social media pages.