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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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Top 5 focuses of Center for Health Statistics and Information in NHFPC

Top 5 focuses of Center for Health Statistics and Information in NHFPC( National health and family planning commission of China)

In the end of January, 2014. The Center for Health Statistics and Information in NHFPC analyzed the statistical information in healthcare under new situations. . Meng Qun, the director of the center, announced the top 5 focuses in the year of 2014.

Firstly, the implementation of national health care informatization and social welfare information projects. The Data from the National Health center would be helpful in budget of hospitals management and interconnection, statistical analysis and decision support system construction, as well as medicine strokes platform construction and analysis of information. Consequently the aim is the promoting of national health care informatization project. On the other hand, to develop the residents’ health card project, the Center for Health Statistics and Information in NHFPC concentrated on three aspects, including the expansion of the residents ‘health card pilot program, Extension application and acceptance of residents’ health card , and working on the system of residents ‘health card registration and administration. Then carrying out building good information management system Commission authority with the operation and maintenance of e-government, information standards development and compliance testing and information security management, providing information technology support guarantee.

The second is carrying out monitoring and evaluation with data analysis in healthcare reform. With regard to Monitoring and evaluation of health care reform, the Center for Health Statistics and Information would improve the monitoring program in 2014, release the monitoring result,carry out statistical analysis, as well as an annual assessment of health care reform and periodic assessment. In addition to these, it would also bring data analysis in pharmaceutical bidding. Among Health statistics decision supports, they were planning to implementing national health survey system and national population-based database construction, regional population database construction, and the births and deaths registration system would be implemented as well as monitoring and database construction upon the cause of death.

Thirdly, doing the national health service research. Including family health survey data analysis, monographic study on healthcare reform, and social hot issues research work.

Fourthly, Strengthening international technological exchange and technology exchange. Implementation of the national science and technology major projects, such as project 863. i solving key technical issues in information technology, and promoting the development of statistical information work. Postdoctors would play the role of information technology training top talent in information technology, strengthening the health personnel planning and statistical information system. And full playing the WHO Collaborating Centre for Information and Informatics role in international exchanges and cooperation. Combining society with magazines and other community resources to carry out academic and technical exchanges.

Last but not least is the construction and development in the center. They planned to do a good job in punishment and prevention system construction, and personnel administration.

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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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Xianyang accelerate the construction of maternal and child health information

To further accelerate the maternal and child health , Xianyang, information technology , and actively promote the basic and major public health of women and children project , Xianyang City will take a year to build the city suitable for the actual situation of women and children information management system, the city’s maternal and child health services and management level comprehensive manner.

The city of maternal and child health information management systems to the city’s integrated management information platform based, maternal and child health services as the core specification content , including basic information , birth information ( birth certificate management ) , maternal health, child health , three network monitoring , maternal and child projects based information network , the information will be timely collection, collation , transmission, feedback , and gradually realize information and network management of the city of maternal and child health.

Women and children in our city informatization construction work covered by the city’s 238 outlets, covering city, county , township three township hospitals and maternal and child health institutions , the establishment of basic public health services and major public information platform for maternal and child health project information system for health care organizations provide long-term , continuous , technical support systems , will further enhance the health of women and children in the city .

News Source: Xianyang Municipal Health Bureau

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