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
The Association Of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) International Healthcare Conference and ExhibitionJuly 31 - August 02, 2018Kuala Lumpur Covention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The International Forum on Quality and Safety in HealthcareSeptember 10 - 12, 2018Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl,
South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria,
The Canadian Health Information Management Association 2018 ConferenceSeptember 16 - 18, 2018Hilton Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, ON Canada
90th AHIMA (The American Health Information Management Association) Convention and ExhibitSeptember 22 - 27, 2018Miami Beach Convention Center, 123 South Street, Miami, FL, USA

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Reasons I should continue blogging and updating in 2018

I’ve been enthusiastic for the past few years ever since I started on setting up this website with website pages, and which also contains a blog for posts, which is why I call this website a website-blog.

Maintaining a website-blog practically forces you to develop routines and content plans. These routines can be mimicked in my dietary planning as I am senior citizen and need to be aware and control food intakes, workout regimens to keep a healthy body going, personal discipleship, and relationships with the spouse and kids as well as friends and realtives. A successful website-blog may not always mean more page views. Personal growth through the discipline of updating a website and blogging can be success in and of itself. My blog posts here at had since created a routine for blogging and updating a personal-professional-life website from the beginning, for which I am grateful.

All that being said, I’ve been a sporadic blogger of for the past two years, during 2016 and 2017. The reason I stopped blogging as well updating was as I thought I had covered most needs and guidance on aspects of Health Information Management (HIM) development as well in matters relating to HIM and healthcare quality activities for a developing country like Malaysia. As we look ahead to 2018, I do have positive reasons that I really should consider blogging in 2018 as well updating And I am encouraged to continue to post to the blog, as I think blogging forces me to think more about a subject. I am also encouraged to update with more and new updated information to the website pages I have created. Since this is a personal website, I believe it adds credibility in my professional life. I think having a professional-looking website helps add credibility. When it comes to dining, we eat with our eyes first. A meal that looks appetising will psychologically taste better than one that doesn’t—even if it’s the same dish. The same goes with a personal website or blog. If you have an eye-catching site, you will be taken more seriously than if you don’t.

Another reason to continue to update and blog in is my readers. There is no way I will ever meet all of my readers or visit every country my readers live in. But the number of people I “have met” through this site is incalculably greater than it would be if did not exist. Thus, if my website blog content is high-quality, I believe my readers are going to look forward to newly published content on my blog as well this website. But surely I am not going to give my regular readers what they want by publishing as often as I can, without sacrificing quality. I think posting at least once a week is going to be sufficient to establish a regular core of my readers, and these readers are typically the ones who will form the core of my brand community.

In terms of capturing the most traffic, more blog posts and regular updates to the website is going to be generally better; more  times the inbound linking and indexing opportunities. To use a fishing metaphor, it’s like casting more hooks into the water; the more you cast, the more fish you’ll catch. Of course, this assumes that all of my blog posts and website updates are equal in quality. If the number of posts I make is like the number of hooks in the water, then the quality of my content is like the tastiness of the bait I use on my hook.

To end this blog post, I know that getting the ball rolling is often the hardest part, because it means coming up with a topic or title for my next blog post.

But I have updated already the Events Page of and also posted some featured news in the footer section of, for a start.

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