Building a Healthy Tomorrow Using IT - To build the momentum through Public Private Collaboration Dr. Winnie TANG President, Internet Professional Association Chairman, Steering Committee, eHealth Consortium March 27, 2007 Welcome • HK Doctors Union • St. Paul’s Hospital Dr Henry Yeung Chiu-fat Dr David Fang Dr Eric Tang Wai-choi • HK Sanatorium & Hospital Dr Tang Kuen-yan Ms. Lily Cho • Evangel Hospital • St. Teresa Hospital Dr Jackie Hung Hing-ming Mr. Joseph Tang • HK Adventist Hospital Mr. Pascal Tse Mr. Melvin Choi • Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital • HK Baptist Hospital Mr. Alex Lan Ms. Sarah Mo • Union Hospital Mr. Samuel Cheung Ms. Jackie Tam Mr. Michael Leung • Kin Chung Medical Ltd. • Matilda International Hospital Dr Patrick Tam Shu-ming Dr Hans Schrader Mr. Steve Au Objectives Roundtable Agenda To Identify Urgent Requirements and Shortcomings in Healthcare IT Systems In The Private Sector To Suggest Ways to Speed Up Development of eHealth in Private Sector Conclusion A shared vision to present to the authority Agreed roadmap for 2007 Background • Founded in 2005, the eHealth Consortium is an organization that aims to enhance the quality of healthcare services through the application of medical informatics and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in healthcare. • Recognizing the important role of information and communication technologies in support of healthcare, the 58th World Health Assembly called on its member states to: – to consider drawing up a long-term strategic plan for developing and implementing eHealth …..and encourage public and private partnership – to build on closer collaboration with the private and non-profit sectors in information and communication technologies, so as to further public services for health and make use of the eHealth services of WHO and other health organizations, and to seek their support in the area of eHealth; Our Vision • To bring IT and health care professionals together to facilitate and promote the use of IT as a complementary tool in the health care industry. • To position Hong Kong strategically in providing a more accessible and effective health care system for the benefit of all through the use of medical informatics and Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”). Our Mission To create a well-integrated environment where the public health and patient information can be readily shared between the public and private sectors for the enhancement of the accessibility, quality and effectiveness of health care services in Hong Kong. Organization Structure Organization Structure of eHealth Consortium Founding Member Member Organizations Organizations Honorary Advisor Ms. Sandra LEE Advisory Committee Steering Committee Dr. LAM Ping-yan, JP Dr. Winnie TANG Shuk-ming (Chairman) (Chairman) Executive Committee Dr. WONG Chun-por (Co-chairman) • Dr. Heston KWONG Kwok-wai (Co-chairman) Data Sharing & Standardization Subcommittee Education & Capacity Building Subcommittee Incubation & Value Creation Subcommittee • Dr. WONG Chun-por (Convenor) • Dr. Heston KWONG Kwok-wai (Convenor) • Mrs. Patricia Lau (Convenor) Founding Member Organizations Government and Quasi-government Organizations • Department of Health (DH) • Hospital Authority (HA) • Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) Professional Organizations • Internet Professional Association (iProA) • Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics (HKSMI) Member Organizations (Proposed) • Caritas Information Technology Advancement Centre • Chinese Hospital Association • City University of Hong Kong • GS1 Hong Kong • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society • HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education • Hong Kong Academy of Medicine • Hong Kong Computer Society • Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited • Hong Kong Doctors Union • Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council • Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education • Hong Kong Linux Industry Association • Hong Kong Medical Association • Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association • Hong Kong Red Cross • Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks • Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association • IEEE Hong Kong Section • Information and Software Industry Association • Institute of Crisis and Risk Management • Lingnan University • Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter • The Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry • The Chinese University of Hong Kong • The Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong • The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University • The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation • The Institution of Engineering and Technology Hong Kong • The Life Underwriters Association of Hong Kong • The University of Hong Kong Honorary Advisor • Ms. Sandra LEE Honorary Patron • Dr. TAM Wah Ching • Advisory Committee • Steering Committee • Executive Committee • Sub-Committees - Data Sharing & Standardization - Education & Capacity Building - Incubation & Value Creation Past Initiatives Data Sharing & Standardization White Paper • A white paper was composed and published to increase awareness in the health care industry about the application of IT. This paper focused on the introduction of different types of standard, suggestion for data sharing and laying down the direction of usage of standard. • This paper has been posted in the OGCIO and the eHealth Consortium websites. Education & Capacity Building Essential eHealth Skills Workshop • Essential eHealth Skills Workshop was successful in creating awareness amongst health care workers. • Among 849 attendants, 75% considered that a re-run is necessary. Overall, 66% rated the workshop good and excellent. Survey Report The Consortium commissioned the Department of Community Medicine of Hong Kong University to conduct a qualitative study which is focus on the qualitative study on the private doctors’ attitude on the use of IT in their clinical practice and obstacles to implement eHealth in private practices. Past Events IT in Health Forum 2003 • SARS hit Hong Kong and neighbours in 2003 • The coalition in partnership with iProA and the Department of Health, HKSAR organized the very successful international IT in Health Forum • Provide a platform for knowledge exchange amongst IT and healthcare professionals to explore methods and share experiences on disease control and prevention – 400 professionals from local and overseas, mostly from medical, healthcare of Hong Kong’s IT industries and various government departments – Scientists and experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of USA, universities and professional organizations • “The IT Infrastructure of Hong Kong’s Centre for Disease Control (CDC)” was presented to the Government of HKSAR IT in Health Forum 2003 Finland Tour Dr. Winnie Tang joined the Hong Kong SAR Government Delegation to visit Finland on 11-12 May, 2005, with an aim to lead Hong Kong Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies to explore ehealth opportunities in Finland. The 1st Beijing-HK eHealth Conference (September 25-27, 2005) The Conference was organized by the China Association of Electronics and supported by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science and Technology, State Commission of Population and Family Planning, and the Ministry of Information Industry. It was destined to be the platform for experts to explore eHealth opportunities, and acted as a bridge for the mainland and overseas participants to exchange technological cooperation. Hunan Hi-Tech Tour The delegation met with more than 30 representatives from prominent IT companies on November 2006. Dr. Tang also met with Director General of the Hunan Department of Health, with the objective of establishing a cooperated eHealth pilot project between Hong Kong and Hunan. Dr. Winnie Tang and the delegates with officials of Hunan Department of Health. Sweden Tour The Stockholm Challenge is a well-established global networking program for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurs for over ten years. It continues to be a flagship event in demonstrating how information technology can improve living conditions and increase economic growth in all parts of the world. Dr. Winnie Tang and Mr. Earl Mardle, Chief Judge of Stockholm Challenge Award Ceremony 2006 HiMSS ’06 Annual Conference & Exhibition (February 12-16) The Consortium participated in the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HiMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2006 as one of the Supporting Organization. The conference attracted over 22,000 participants from all over the world. Tromsø Telemedicine and eHealth Conference 2006 (June 12-14) The theme of the conference focused on the imagination and exploration of probable, preferable and possible futures of society and the role of eHealth and telemedicine in particular. The structure and initiatives of the eHealth Consortium was introduced and presented at the Conference. A New Horizon of eHealth Management • Internet Professional Association (iProA) and Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics (HKSMI) supported the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to organize a seminar on “A New Horizon of eHealth Management”, held on 16 April 2006, at the ICT Pavilion of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition). ICT Pavilion of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) • The ICT Pavilion brought together product and service providers showcasing their latest technologies and applications in this fast-paced sector, enabling companies to find the best ICT solutions and business partners for their operations. The seminar received overwhelming attendance and response by medical professionals, IT professionals and the general public. eHealth Forum 2006 eHealth Forum 2006 • eHealth Forum 2006 in Hong Kong, held on 15-16 September with the theme of “Building a Healthy Tomorrow Using IT”. The forum not only gained full support from over 560 healthcare practitioners, elite medical specialist around the world but also invited 41 international experts presented their papers in the forum. • A great number of the participants come from the private sector. In fact, it was considered as the best attended eHealth related conference by private doctors in Hong Kong. Opening Ceremony The eHealth Forum 2006 was opened by: Ms. Sandra Lee JP, Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food (Health and Welfare); Mr. Cao Rong Gui, President of China Hospital Association; Dr. Lam Ping Yan, Director, Department of Health; Ms. Nancy Tse, Director (Finance), Hospital Authority Mr. Howard C Dickson, Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government. Dr Gao Yan Jie, Director, Department of Information of Technology, Ministry of Health, P.R. China, Dr. Tam Wah Ching, Honorary Patron, eHealth Consortium Mr. Pun Rong Hua, Director, Division of Education & Technology, Liaison Office for the Central Government of PR China in Hong Kong SAR Forum Highlights Forum Highlights Supported by Media PCM Magazine 3 October 2006 News Clippings eHealth Consortium Activities Hospital Visit Tseung Kwan O Hospital 15 September 2006 Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital 3 May 2006 Representatives of the eHealth Consortium and the IT team of the HK Sanatorium & Hospital 2007 Key New Initiatives 2007 Key New Initiatives • Provide continual eHealth related education and training to the healthcare and IT professionals and to explore cooperation with the academic institutions. • Initiate pilot projects on eHealth in both public and private sectors. • Jump-start eHealth adoption in private sector: to understand your needs and define possible solutions. What we want to achieve: To identify urgent requirements and shortcomings in Healthcare IT Systems In the private sector: - Infrastructure - Standards - Resources What we want to achieve: To suggest ways to speed up development of eHealth in private sectors: - To leverage on Hospital Authority’s system - To join forces among private sector - Collaborations with related government parties / related organizations Your Participation is VITAL! The eHealth Consortium shall adopt an open structure. Professional organizations of related fields or organizations representing the interests of key stakeholders shall be invited to join the Consortium as member organizations to contribute to the initiatives of the Consortium. We cordially invite your participation in the development of eHealth by joining the Consortium as a Member Organization Thank You Very Much for Your Support!
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