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The Establishment of the Telemedicine Health Informatization Council of Chinese health Information Society


Recently, an inaugural meeting for the Telemedicine Health Informatization Council of Chinese Health Information Society was held in Zhengzhou, the committee election was also finished during the meeting. Zhao Jie, the secretary of discipline inspection commission of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University Discipline Committee, who is also a Director of Digital Medical Engineering Technology Research Center Henan, was elected as the chairman of the council .

After the establishment, the Telemedicine Health Informatization Council of Chinese health Information Society will provide a channel to joint domestic institutions and scholars in telemedicine field, and dedicated to development in telemedicine specialist construction, technology development, personnel training, practice applications. The main task is focusing on academic exchanges, and strengthen the organization, and strengthening the construction of website and database, carrying out the work of telemedicine science, technology and consulting services, expanding public awareness, supporting technological innovation and government decision-making.

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Excecutive Director of The BCSHI Attended The DHF14


The annual conference, Digital Health Forum 2014 (DHF14) held by Royal Society of Medicine which is taking place on the 24th of June in London, provided information to attendees and their organizations. Natalie Liao, the Executive Director of the British Chinese Society of Health Informatics attended the forum.

There were three keynotes during the DHF14:

Bringing Big Data Innovations into Care Delivery Operations : Harold F. Wolf III (Hal); Senior Health Care and Informatics Executive; Former COO of Kaiser Permanente

An Investor’s View of the Future of Digital Health: Jack Young, Director, Qualcomm Life Fund

How digital technology can transform C21st healthcare: George Freeman, MP

Apart from the main course, there were four panels among these global leaders in the health industry or innovators.
Panel A: Who Benefits from Healthcare Big Data?
Panel B: Pharma Industry: If Not Pills, Then What?
Panel C: Is digital health the future of healthcare, a passing trend or a scary bubble?
Panel D: Consumer / Medical Device: Frenemies Forever?

Natalie had development communication with the investors, digital health SMEs and corporations , discussed the purpose of further cooperation.


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NHS England Open Source Open Day

The NHS England Open Source Programme is creating a diverse range of solutions to increase choice, improve clinical practice and enhance patient engagement, including EHR, ePrescribing, departmental systems such as electronic observations, ophthalmology and integrated cross community portal solutions.
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On Wednesday, 11 June 2014, The NHS England Open Source Open Day was held in Chelsea Football Club. This event was open to NHS professionals interested in the progress of the NHS England Open Source programme, including the suppliers engaged, the solutions available and the next steps regarding procurement and delivery.
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Natalie Liao, the Executive Director of British Chinese Society of health Informatics, attended meeting. Natalie helped to develop the UK e-health open source ecosystem framework ( in the year of 2009, the open source community project was a big success, and has received praise from the NHS England. Now she is in high spirits at the prospects of NHS England Open Source Programme, which attracts many multinational health information corporations, such as HP, Cerner. As the head of British Chinese Society of health informatics and The UK-China-Health-Partner, Natalie believes there is a great opportunity to cooperate with NHS England Open Source and other NHS professionals, access to the Chinese market.

Open Source Programme

Natalie Liao

Natalie Liao was the Project Manager at North West London Commissioning Support Unit, she has developed a framework that allows NHS trusts to implement an e-health open source ecosystem that can potentially foster the re-use of software components and promote interoperable software solutions in the NHS to support improved patient-centred care.
This work, which was published in the International Journal of Health Information Management Research, was also awarded the OCLC award for the highest-rated submitted paper at the 15th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research in Switzerland.

Open source skunkworks at EHI Live 2011
14 September 2011


EHealth Insider is bringing a new feature to EHI Live 2011: a healthcare skunkworks that will give visitors the chance to ask questions about how open source software can be used to solve healthcare problems.
The skunkworks is being run in conjunction with Malcolm Newbury, founder of Guildfoss Limited, an open source development company, and co-chair of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise UK.
Vendors who have signed up to support the feature will demonstrate their own solutions and identify, build and showcase solutions to the challenges that EHI readers throw at them.
Newbury said: “The healthcare skunkworks aims to be an engaging, lively feature of the show. It will create opportunities for delegates and visitors to interact with open source developers and see the wide range of healthcare applications that have been built on open source platforms.
“It will also give them a chance to get their burning questions answered. Every question that is sent in will be allocated an answer slot over the two days of the event, when it will be dealt with through a presentation or demonstration.”
He added that challenges might range from how to migrate a hospital website to an open source platform to how to migrate patient administration system data into a cloud-based service, to how to create a social network for staff and patients.
EHI Live 2011 is a two day conference and exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham from 7-8 November. The skunkworks is one of a number of feature areas that will be included within the free exhibition.
Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to hear about exciting projects from around the NHS at the Best Practice Showcase, which has been a popular feature of previous events, and at the brand new EHI Awards Theatre.
Delegates to the conference will be able to hear about the latest in healthcare policy and innovation from a wide range of speakers, including the new head of NHS IT, Katie Davies, and the government’s transparency tsar, Tim Kelsey.

If you have a challenge for the skunkworks, please post it on our special skunkworks page.
You can also read more about skunkworks and open source in Insight.(

June 2011
The very successful Smart Healthcare Live demonstration in June 2011 that will form
the core of the enhanced EHI Live demonstration at the NEC show in November 2011

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China’s current hospital information construction of the outstanding problems and countermeasures (1)

This article from the perspective of understanding and use, from the perspective of hospital management system and industry norms, from the hospital, user and application software vendor point of view, from the information technology, medicine and management perspective, the hospital information construction problems and needs attention conducted a comprehensive analysis and summary of information technology to explore the characteristics of its own ideas for hospitals.

Read the full article, News Source: China Digital Health Network

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