Events

Healthcare Events bring people together for a common purpose. By bringing the group together to one central location is a means to communicate a message to a large number of people. Healthcare Events just like all events, leave behind a legacy that I think includes:

  1. providing promotional opportunities for sponsors thus creating and building new partnerships as well as securing and developing lasting business relationships
  2. keeping event participants informed of new developments in healthcare
  3. increase in employee motivation and raising performance standards among event participants
  4. turning event participants as potential customers
  5. engagement with the local and international healthcare industry community

Here is a selected list of healthcare events in 2018 which is no doubt not exhaustive but which will be updated periodically with new healthcare events.

Start DateEventWhenWhereEvent Website
The 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & ExhibitionMarch 5 - 9, 2018The Venetian - Palazzo Sands Expo Center,
Las Vegas, NV, USA
http://www.himssconference.org/
The Association Of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) International Healthcare Conference and ExhibitionJuly 31 - August 02, 2018Kuala Lumpur Covention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiahttp://aphmconferences.org/
The International Forum on Quality and Safety in HealthcareSeptember 10 - 12, 2018Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl,
South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria,
Australia
http://internationalforum.bmj.com/melbourne/
The Canadian Health Information Management Association 2018 ConferenceSeptember 16 - 18, 2018Hilton Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, ON Canadahttp://chima-conference.com/
90th AHIMA (The American Health Information Management Association) Convention and ExhibitSeptember 22 - 27, 2018Miami Beach Convention Center, 123 South Street, Miami, FL, USAhttp://www.ahima.org/convention

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ICD-11 2018 version: Part 1 – The Launch

The 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is here!

ICD-11 was launched Monday, 18. June 2018 from Geneva, Switzerland at 11:45 Europe Summer Time (GMT+02:00), i.e. from 5:45pm Malaysia Time.

I attended the webinar for this launch via WebEx. The webinar was about three (3) hours long.

The webinar started with a video message from Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director General, WHO. This opening video was followed by several  key presenters who presented the following topics:

  1. Dr Hiroyuki Suenaga , Vice President Japan Hospital Association who spoke on ICD-11 Resource allocation and clinical documentation;

  2. ICD-11 Modern use of health information by Dr Christopher G. Chute, who is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics, Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Chief Research Information Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine,  and also the Deputy Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Johns Hopkins University;

  3. ICD-11 – what is new was presented by Dr Robert Jakob, Team Leader Classifications, Terminologies and Standards;

  4. Dr Lale Say, Coordinator Adolescents and at-Risk Populations who briefed on ICD-11 Maternal and sexual health with special emphasis on gender issues;

  5. Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director Mental Health and Substance Abuse elaborated on gaming disorders in ICD-11 and Mental health;

  6. Dr Wansa Paoin, Head of CC, Thailand spoke on implementing ICD in a country;

  7. implementation package presentation was given by a WHO representative; and

  8. ICD-11 – Global action plan for implementation and regional focal points for health information by the various WHO Regional Offices representatives

All of the above was followed-up by a Question & Answer Period that lasted about 30 minutes, from members of the floor as well as from online attendees.

Before closure, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director General for Programmes WHO did the closing remarks, followed by Dr John Grove, Director, IER – WHO doing the closure.

This new release is to allow Member States to prepare for implementation, including translating ICD into their national languages. Member States will start reporting using ICD-11 on 1 January 2022 i.e. about 3 years and 6 months from now, after due endorsement from the 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019.

The reader can access the ICD-11 website for more details at https://icd.who.int/. A screenshot of the ICD-11 homepage is displayed below.

More details about what is ICD-11, how ICD-11 works, and what’s new in ICD-11 among other topics will be posted shortly here.

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