Conference program

Saturday 07 March 2015

Preconference meetings and workshops (9:30 am– 4:00 pm)

  • Tutorial Big Data Analytics and Data Mining
  • Meeting of the HELINA WG Data Mining and Big Data Analytics

Sunday 08 March 2015

Preconference meetings and workshops (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

  • Tutorial Health Information System and Interoperability – Example of Open-Source HIS incl. interoperability with other information systems (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • SNOMED CT Tutorial – Example of a Framework for HIS Semantic Interoperability (1:30 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Event of HELINA and INDEHELA “Developing Health Informatics Education and Training: building Africa's capacity for caring Education: driving force and capacity builder for the future of Health Informatics in Africa” (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
  • HELINA General Assembly (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

Monday 09 March 2015

07:00 – 08:50

Registration

09:00 – 10:30

OPENING CEREMONY OF HELINA 2014

09:00 – 10:30

Opening address:

-       LOC Chair

-       SPC Chair

-       General Chair of the conference

-       Opening address : Ministry of Health, Ghana

-       Keynote address: Enabling environment for the Introduction of Electronic Health Record System a Case of Ghana‏. Mr. William Tevie, Director-General. National Information Technology Agency, Ministry of Communications

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshment break

TRACK: National e-health strategies, policies and architectures

Chair: Dr. Anthony Ofosu

11:00 – 11:15

Developing a national e-health strategy for DR Congo: a preliminary analysis of business needs, existing information systems and solutions

 

Frank Verbeke

Pierrot Shamashanga

Clément Amisi

Gustave Karara

 

11:15 – 11:30

eHealth Strategy development: A Case Study in Tanzania

Niamh Darcy

Sotter Rulagirwa

 

11:30 – 11:45

The Ethiopian National eHealth Strategy and its Alignment with the Health Informatics Curriculum

Binyam Tilahun

Atinkut Zeleke

Mengistu Kifle

Fleur Fritz

 

11:45 – 12:00

The Architecture Landscape of Electronic Health Information Systems in South Africa

Boniface Kabaso

12:00 – 12:15

eHealth Strategy Situation Assessment in Malawi

Maganizo Monawe

TRACK: Point of Care Health Information Systems

Chair: Dr. Wisdom Atiwoto

11:00 – 11:15

Mobile-Health Tool Use and Community Health Worker Performance in the Kenyan Context: A Quasi-Experimental Post-Test Perspective

Maradona Gatara, Jason Cohen

11:15 – 11:30

Conceptual View of a Data Model for Nursing Process

Simon Terungwa Yange

Hettie Abimbola Soriyan

Adenike Olaogun

11:30 – 11:45

Design of Mobile Appointment Reminder and Counselling System

Hettie Abimbola Soriyan Theresa Olubukola Omodunbi

Rhoda N Ikono

Ishaya Peni Gambo

11:45 – 12:00

A mobile platform to facilitate counselling as well as health information and education dissemination to people in resource-restricted communities

Retha de la Harpe

Boniface Kabaso

 

12:15 – 13:15

LUNCH

13:15 – 14:00

Keynote address: The importance of partnerships for Health Informatics development in HELINA and other low-resource settings. Lyn Hanmer, Winner of the Sedick Isaacs Award. South African Medical Research Council

TRACK: Data Mining, Big data analytics, and National Health Data Reporting Platforms

Chair: Dr. Georges Nguefack-Tsague & Co-chair: Mr. Samuel Dery

14:15 – 14:30

The European initiative EHR4CR – Lessons learned for EHR implementations in Africa

Fleur Fritz

Justin Doods

Inaki Soto Rey

Martin Dugas

14:30 – 14:45

Implementing Data Warehouse Solutions in the Health Sector; Lessons from the Kenya HMIS project

Mwenda Gitonga

Ali Karisa

Brian Wakhutu

Mysha Sissine

Joshua Oiro

Donna Medeiros

Bobby Jefferson

TRACK: Integrated healthcare and in Universal Health Coverage

14:45 – 15:00

Building locally relevant models for Universal Health Coverage and its implications for Health Information Systems: Some Reflections from India

Sundeep Sahay

Arunima S Mukherjee

T Sundararaman

TRACK: Health Informatics education, research methods and capacity development

Chair: Prof Graham Wright

14:15 – 14:30

Towards Problem-Based Health informatics Education and Research: Ten Years of Experience and future directions

Binyam Tilahun

Atinkut Alamirew Zeleke

Fleur Fritz

Mihretu Mola

Mulusew Andualem

Tesfahun Melese

Solomon Assefa

Desalegn Zegeye

14:30 – 14:45

Master of Public Health in Health Informatics Program at University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Atinkut Alamirrew Zeleke

Binyam Chaklu Tilahun

Desalegn Tegabu Zegeye

Mulusew Andualem Asemahegn

Mihiretu Molla Kebede Solomon Assefa Woreta

Tesfahun Melese Yilama

14:45 – 15:00

Modelling Software Agents: Web-Based Medical Decision Support System for Malaria Diagnosis and Therapy

Eustache Muteba A

15:00 – 15:30

Refreshment break

TRACK: Health Informatics education, research methods and capacity development

Chair: Prof Graham Wright

15:30 – 15:45

Considerations for the design of relevant health informatics courses for the African context: introducing informatics for nurses

Sophie V Bhebe

Retha de la Harpe

Doreen KM M'Rithaa

Kaija Saranto

TRACK: Informatics in the Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

15:45 – 16:00

Implementation of an enhanced inter process communication for health information systems

Ranti Fidelis Famutimi

16:00 – 16:15

The use of standardized tools for monitoring of a Laboratory Information System in Ghana

Philip Boakye

16:15 – 16:30

Break

16:30 – 17:30

Meeting with HELINA Chair and LOC

18:30 – 21:00

HELINA Conference Gala

 


Tuesday 10 March 2015

07:00 – 08:50

Registration

09:00 – 10:30

Keynote addresses:

-       The emergence of clinical terminology in healthcare. Don Sweete, CEO, International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO)

-       Sylvester Mensah, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Insurance Authority Ghana

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshment break

TRACK: Health Information Systems analysis, development, implementation and assessment

11:00 – 11:15

Peer-Performance Review as a Strategy for Strengthening Health Information Systems: A Case Study from Ghana

Denis Leonard Adaletey

Bob Jolliff

Jørn Braa

Anthony Ofosu

11:15 – 11:30

Good Practices to Enhance Perceived Usefulness of Computerized Hospital Information System (CHIS) – Case study in Nigeria

Vilma Vainikainen

Abimbola Soriyan

Mikko Korpela

Kaija Saranto

11:30 – 11:45

When Information Technology meets Healthcare in West Africa

Welborn A. Marful

Alfred Winter

 

11:45 – 12:00

Peer Based Reviews as a Strategy for Strengthening the Health Information Systems: A case study from Malawi

Christon Moyo

Tiwonge Davis Manda

Petter Nielsen

12:00 – 12:15

The Need for Telemedicine and e-Health in Haiti

Olayele Adelakun

12:15 – 12:30

Utilization of Routine Health Information System to Monitor the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) for 2015 in South Sudan

Ayub Shisia Manya

Jørn Braa

Petter Nielsen

Owino Wasunna

12:30 – 13:45

LUNCH

TRACK: Health Information Systems and Integration of Vertical Health Programmes, specialized care (maternal and child health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, etc.)

13:45 – 14:00

The maternal healthcare landscape around Grabouw, South Africa: Setting the stage for information systems development

Siphokazi Tswane

Mikko Korpela

Doreen K.M. M’Rithaa

Boniface Kabaso

14:00 – 14:15

Reporting in the Health Systems: Case Study of Ghana

Ivy de-Souza

Marc Nyssen

14:15 – 14:30

A Viable Architecture for the Integration of a Recommender System and Mobile Solution for the Management of HIV/AIDS

Adekunle O. Afolabi

H. Abimbola Soriyan

Juha Mykkänen

Pekka Toivanen

Mikko Korpela

FRENCH PAPERS

14:30 – 14:45

Le rôle des NTIC dans le développement des mécanismes d’assurance maladie en RDC

Gustave Karara

Fataki Clément Amisi

Pierrot  Shamashanga

Frank Verbeke

Marc Nyssen

14:45 – 15:00

Une stratégie d'implémentation de systèmes intégrés pour la gestion d'informations des structures de soins en République Démocratique du Congo

Pierrot  Shamashanga

15:00 – 15:30

Refreshment break

TRACK: Empowering communities and community participation

15:30 – 15:45

Who’s data is this anyway? Understanding relationship between power, empowerment and technology: Case from Mother and Child Tracking System

Arunima S Mukherjee

15:45 – 16:00

Empowering the Tanzania health system and the community it serves through a stakeholder “Centric” approach to a District Health Profile (DHP) standardization process

Rita Sembajwe

16:00 - 16:15

Information Communication Technology and community development: the case of Grabouw, Cape Town-South Africa

Ralitsa Diana Debrah

Sophie Vonai Bhebe

Retha de la Harpe

Ephias Ruhode

16:15 – 16:30

Technology assimilation in community healthcare in the Western Cape, South Africa

Ralitsa Diana Debrah

Sophie Vonai Bhebe

Retha de la Harpe

Ephias Ruhode

Doreen KM Mugendi

Vilma Vainikainen

TRACK: Software architectures interoperability, Health Data Standards and controlled Vocabularies

16:30 – 16:45

A Survey of the Barriers to Interoperability of Nigeria Healthcare Systems

Rhoda Ikono

Iroju Olaronke

Ishaya Peni Gambo

Hettie Abimbola Soriyan

Wednesday 11 March 2015

  • 09:00 – 10:30 Interactive session on National eHealth Strategies in Africa and HELINA Strategy
    • Presentation of Nigeria
    • Presentation of Ghana
    • Presentations from other countries
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Review of the Conference and lessons learnt