Managing the Global COVID-19 Pandemic with Health Informatics – Successes and Challenges

April 7, 2020
Free for AMIA members and non-members; no fee.
Zhu Hong, PhD; Gong Mengchun, MD; Tuan Ngo; Carl Leitner, PhD; Hamish Fraser, MD

As part of AMIA's ongoing COVID-19 Webinar Series - and in collaboration with Digital Square - this webinar will provide an up-to-the-minute presentation of the use of informatics on a global scale to screen for and manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will include officials in China and Vietnam, and a view from the situation in Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong. Presenters will engage in frank discussions of successes and innovations as well as the challenges and roadblocks. There will be a particular emphasis on the development, deployment, and evaluation of medical information systems in East Asia, and the lesson learned from China’s initiatives to bring the outbreak under control. 

Please join us Tuesday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m. EDT by registering here:   

Additional webinars in this Series will be announced shortly and will be produced over the course of several weeks. These webinars are for both members and should-be members of AMIA. Please feel free to pass along to colleagues and promote publicly.

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Speaker Information

Zhu Hong, PhD
Chairman and Professor in Public Health
Nanfang Hospital Southern Medical University

Gong Mengchun, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer
DCHealth Technologies
Member-at-Large, AMIA Global Health Informatics WG

Tuan Ngo
Health Information System (HIS) Team Lead
PATH's Vietnam country office

Carl Leitner, PhD
Technical Director
Digital Square at PATH
Member, AMIA Global Health Informatics WG

Hamish Fraser, MD
Associate Professor of Medical Science
Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics
Brown University

About the Series

AMIA's COVID-19 Webinar Series highlights how the informatics community is addressing this global pandemic from all angles. From front-line informaticians and public health informaticists, to clinical and bioinformatics researchers, AMIA's members are uniquely positioned to leverage data and evidence in the fight against COVID-19.

We will look at the pandemic through a health informatics lens and is designed to share informatics responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will share their specific domain expertise, including clinical informatics, public health informatics, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and consumer health informatics. We will also have special emphasis webinars covering topics related to global health, telemedicine, and public policy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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