The HIMSS Asia Pac 11 Conference and Exhibition, incorporating the HIMAA 2011 National Conference brought together about 1,100 leading international experts and professionals in healthcare information systems and technology in Melbourne.
"It is the first time that we've held the HIMSS Asia Pac conference in Australia and we've brought together some of the world's best health IT practitioners. It's great to be able to facilitate information exchange for effective deployment of health IT solutions to improve patient care and delivery across the region," said H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS President/CEO
The conference featured about 70 speakers from around the world, 77 presentations and five panel discussions. From pre-conference symposia and the leadership summit, to thought leader programs and education sessions, HIMSS Asia Pac'11 offered unlimited opportunities to network with the growing healthcare information industry's best minds.
Dr. Mukesh Haikerwal (AO), National Clinical Lead for NEHTA, who delivered the keynote address to open the conference said that the release of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) Concept of Operations in September was a major step forward for eHealth in Australia and 1 July 2012 when all Australians will have the opportunity to register for an eHeatlh Record.
About 75 leading companies offering healthcare IT products and services showcased their cutting-edge technologies and innovative health IT solutions at the Exhibition. The conference and exhibition is the sixth edition in the region.