Workshop on ICT in Healthcare, 8th Health Asia Int'l Exhibition & Conferences
A highly acclaimed and successful Workshop on ICT in Healthcare was held in conjunction with 8th Health Asia 2012 Int'l Exhibition & Conferences. Dr. Haroon Roedad Khan, President, eHealth Association of Pakistan was the Chairperson of the Workshop.The Workshop was organized by Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. The Xeptionalz and eHealth Association of Pakistan (eHAP) were the Workshop Partners, whereas this initiative enjoyed support from Sindh Health Department. National ICT R&D Fund sponsored the workshop.
The focus was to strengthen the participants’ knowledge on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and their role in supporting daily life in today's digital society to take better care of health of the citizens. ICT is used everywhere now and play an important role in the delivery of better and more efficient healthcare services. e-Health Initiatives and ICT Applications & Needs in Healthcare sector of Pakistan were discussed efficiently.
The audience included doctors, pharmacists, nurses, policy makers, healthcare providers,decision makers, ICT professionals, academia, NGOs, media, industry stakeholders and trade associations.
The first session of the Workshop, was “eHealth Session” with the theme “e-Health Initiatives in Pakistan taken by eHealth Association of Pakistan (eHAP)”. Prominent Speakers of the session included the Board Members of eHAP and key associates of renowned Hospitals.
Dr. Haroon Roedad Khan
eHealth Association of Pakistan
Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed
eHealth Services Pvt. Ltd
Dr. Zahid Ali Faheem
Head of Telehealth
The Aman Foundation
Dr. Asif Zafar Malik
Project Director Telemedicine
Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi
Dr. Azeema Farid
Senior Medical Officer and Telehealth
Ms. Saleema Gulzar
Aga Khan University School of Nursing (AKU-SON)
Mr. Nazeer Ahmed Vaid
eHealth Services Pvt. Ltd. and NexSource,Pakistan
Ms. Hina Kazani
Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS)
Dr. Saboor Ahmed
Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA)
Concluding remarks on the Workshop were delivered by the Chair, Dr. Haroon Roedad Khan, President, eHealth Association of Pakistan.
The participants of workshop termed it a comprehensive event and stressed upon holding of similar workshops on a regular basis so that they may keep themselves updated with the innovations and development in ICT in Healthcare.