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eHC Free Seminars Series 2012

eHealth Consortium is pleased to announce a free quarterly seminar series in 2012 for members and the public, with the aims to boost the awareness of ehealth adoption for improved care delivery. Limited seats available, REGISTER NOW!

In this upcoming seminar, eHC Members and friends are welcome to join the eHC Networking Hour which will serve as the perfect place to meet and network with likeminded industry peers to uncover answers to shared problems, make new acquaintances in the industry and source new and beneficial partnerships.


19 April 2012 (Thursday) @ 6:30-8:15 pm


InnoCentre, Meeting Room 3-4, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

(2-minute walk from Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C2)


6:15pm - Registration
6:30pm - Session 1: Presentation Speech by Mr. David Rowlands, Managing Director, Direkt Consulting
7:00 pm- Session 2: Presentation Speech by Mr. K K Suen Chief Architect and Principal Consultant, GS1 Hong Kong
7:30pm –Session 3: Networking
8:15pm – end



Session 1: Presentation Speech

The state of health IT in Australia and potential learnings for Hong Kong

Mr. David Rowlands
Managing Director, Direkt Consulting

Like many other nations/regions including Hong Kong, Australia has embarked on an ambitious national eHealth program which builds on a substantial platform of deployed health ICT. Relative to Hong Kong, Australia’s strengths include very wide usage of health IT by primary care physicians, and its weaknesses include lesser development of clinical systems in the hospitals sector.

There are opportunities for nations to learn from each other’s successes and failures. Issues that will be discussed include:

  • Approaches to encouraging deployment and effective use of IT in primary care
  • Stakeholder (clinician, vendor, patient and practice manager engagement)
  • The health informatics workforce and capability building
  • Health information quality and data governance
  • Standards,and
  • Achieving balance – pragmatism vs grand design
Language of presentation: English

About the Speaker:
David Rowlands is Managing Director of Direkt Consulting, which specializes in eHealth, standards, information and performance improvement.  He has undertaken a variety of senior roles in the health sector over the last 25 years including health service management, planning and performance management, organizational change and corporate services in addition to informatics. 
David has a strong commitment to health system improvement through informatics, and until his recent move to Hong Kong was Chair of the Health Informatics Society of Australia and HL7 Australia.  He has previously chaired Standards Australia’s Health Informatics Committee and two international working groups on standards for electronic health records.  He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics and a member of the editorial committee of the international eJournal of Health Informatics.

Session 2: Presentation Speech

Global Standards for Traceability in Healthcare Sector


Chief Architect and Principal Consultant
GS1 Hong Kong

Healthcare is by nature a global sector, with supply chains that often cross borders. A global standardized system for traceability, from product manufacture to patient treatment, is imperative to comply with the increasing legal requirements for product traceability around the world.

The most significant benefits of traceability for products, assets and information in the healthcare sector are:

  • Ensuring the safety of patients and healthcare professionals
  • Controlling the costs of product and procurement
  • Controlling logistics costs
  • Facilitating itemized billing
  • Maintaining regulatory compliance

GS1’s global standards provide all of the above benefits and implementation guidance.

Language of presentation: English

About the Speaker:
K K Suen joined the GS1 Hong Kong (formerly known as Hong Kong Article Numbering Association) in 1995 with over 27 years of experience in System Development and Consultancy.

As Chief Architect and Principal Consultant of both the EPCglobal Hong Kong and GS1 Hong Kong, Mr. Suen's responsibilities include advising local industries on the application of international Supply Chain Management standards and technologies as well as e-commerce infrastructure.  As part of the role, he is responsible for developing and instructing RFID/EPC and EDI/XML/eBusiness training programs and local implementation guidelines to users & service providers.

With extensive technical and industry knowledge, Mr Suen is represented at numerous local and international committees and working groups.

Session 3: Networking Hour

eHC is pleased to host the “Networking Hour” for our members and friends who want to meet one another to share their valuable experience, exchange their professional knowledge and discuss their products and services. It is a great way to meet people and get leads for your business.

Light refreshment is available.


Please email your full name and phone number to with email subject as “Seminar RSVP” for a confirmation within 2 days. First-Come-First-Served.

(Data collected will be solely for internal use only.)


Please email or call 3488 3762.


eHealth Consortium


Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics

Internet Professional Association


College of Nursing, Hong Kong

GS1 Hong Kong

HL7 Hong Kong

Hong Kong Doctors Union

Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council

Hong Kong Software Industry Association

Hong Kong United Youth Science and Technology Association

Information and Software Industry Association

Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA)

About eHC Free Seminars Series 2012

eHealth Consortium is pleased to announce a free quarterly seminar series in 2012 for members and the public, with the aims to boost the awareness of ehealth adoption for improved care delivery.

Information Pack for Corporate and NGO Members who would like to sponsor and/or support the Series. (Added on 8 Jul 2011)

(Updated on 11 Apr 2012) Stay tuned for information on our next seminar in June/July !

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