HIMSS AsiaPac17 Conference & Exhibition


The IHE World Summit will be held as a pre-conference event at HIMSS AsiaPac17, 11 Sept 2017, Singapore. IHE brings together healthcare IT system users and developers to address interoperability issues that impact clinical care.

The work involves identifying real-world scenarios/use cases, writing and reviewing specifications, implementing in products, monitoring vendor testing, etc. We invite you to become involved in one or more of these activities.


IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care. Systems developed in accordance with IHE communicate with one another better, are easier to implement, and enable care providers to use information more effectively.


Monday, 11 September 2017
08:00 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:30Opening Keynote, Including IHE Essentials [More Info]
Dr. Michael McCoy, Co-Chair, IHE International, USA
09:30 - 10:00VIP Keynote Speech
10:00 - 12:30Thematic Block: "IHE in Production & Evolution"
10:00 - 10:20IHE Futurezone: Mobile Health & FHIR [More Info]
Jurgen Brandstätter, Member, IHE International Board, Co-Chair, IHE Europe, Austria
10:20 - 10:50Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:15IHE Reality Zone: Conformity Assesment [More Info]
Yasunari Shiokawa, Senior Healthcare Information Technologist, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, IHE Japan
11:15 - 12:30IHE Updates Out of Countries
11:15 - 11:30Korea [More Info]
Dr. Sungkee Lee, IHE Korea
11:30 - 11:45Japan [More Info]
Dr. Michio Kimura, IHE Japan
11:45 - 12:00Taiwan [More Info]
Der-Ming Liou, IHE Taiwan
12:00 - 12:15Australia [More Info]
Dr. Vincent McCauley, Chief Medical Officer, Emerging Systems, Telstra Health, Chair, IHE Australia
12:15 - 12:30China [More Info]
Tony Cui, Chair, IHE China
12:30 - 13:40Networking Lunch
13:40 - 15:10Thematic Block: "How Does IHE Contribute to Your eHealth Strategy?"
13:40 - 14:00Australia [More Info]
Rachel De Sain, Executive General Manager, Innovation & Development, Australian Digital Health Agency, Australia
14:00 - 14:20Malaysia [More Info]
Dr. Nuraidah Marzuki, Deputy Director of Telehealth Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
14:20 - 14:40AeHIN: IHE for Low Middle Income Countries [More Info]
Dr. Boonchai Kijsanayothin, Research Manager and Health Informatics Expert, Health Systems Research Institute, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Dr. Alvin Marcelo, Chief Medical Information Officer, St. Luke's Medical Center, Philippines
14:40 - 15:10Hong Kong / Vienna: IHE as the Escape from the "Early Adopter Trap" [More Info]
Dr. NT Cheung, Head of Information Technology & Health Informatics; Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Hong Kong Health Authority
Herlinde Toth, eHealth Coordinator, Vienna Hospital Provider, Austria
15:10 - 15:40Coffee Break
15:40 - 16:00Success Story: Sustainable Image Sharing on Province Level [More Info]
Dr. Alexander Schanner, Medical IT Services, Lower Austria Hospital Provider Holding, Austria
16:00 - 16:20IHE & ISO: A Successful Team in Many Ways [More Info]
Professor Trish Williams, Professor of Digital Health Systems, Flinders University, Australia
16:20 - 17:00Panel Discussion: "IHE's Strategic Future in Asia"
17:00 - 17:15Closing [More Info]
Dr. Michael McCoy, Co-Chair, IHE International, USA