Session Details

Medical WG

Chairs1. Shuji Shimizu (Kyushu University Hospital, Japan) [shimizu AT surg1.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp]
2. Ho-Seong Han (Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea) [hanhs AT snubh.org]
3. Rungsun Rerknimitr (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) [ercp AT live.com]
Objectives

Our goal is to establish a medical network with high-quality moving image on a broadband Internet in all Asia-Pacific regions.

In order to expand our WG, it is essential for both medical and engineering people to get together on site and discuss our next strategy. At the same time, we will demonstrate our new and developing systems to our members.

Target AudienceMedical doctors/Co-medicals /Engineers/Researchers
No. of Participants50
AgendaSession 1 - Test
Date: 2016-08-01
Time: 09:00 - 10:30







Session 2 - Technology session
Date: 2016-08-01
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Session Chair: Ti-Chuang Chiang, Albert Au
  • Program: Technology session - APAN42-HK-Technology_session-4.1-finalized.pdf


  • Combine virtual desktop with videoconference (with Demo)
    Duke C.C. Du, National Taiwan University Hospital
    [duke AT ntuh.gov.tw]
    Abstract:
    In recent years, video over IP has made great progresses in many aspects of medical live image demonstration. However, the medical monitor connected to a workstation is a video display in practice. By converting physical to virtual technology, a cyber-physical system for medical application will improve clinical workflow, relieve physician’s loading and make interoperability possible.
    Conference calls are commonly seen between physicians to discuss referral cases as well as academic conversations. When they encounter in-depth analysis problems where an interactive networked medical utility will be needed, physicians will like to collaborate together. For example, an echocardiologist is preparing a report where he/she will like to consult a senior physician for further considerations. Through network communication, a video conference can be conducted instantaneously, even their desktops can be shared between them. The situation raised is how to facilitate consulted physician to further diagnosis the same patient’s data.
    In this demonstration, an interactive three-dimensional analysis on the network will be presented. Some other scenarios will also be demonstrated.

    Short Bio:
    As a medical informatics engineer, I am responsible for development as well as clinical service of cardiac electrophysiology information technology. Since I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital at 1986, I have participated in clinical and research projects. In the past few years, cardiac workflow management, image system and enterprise document integration are my center foci of development. Professional Experience National Taiwan University Hospital, Department of Integrated Diagnosis and Therapy, Medical Informatics Engineer, 1999-current Sargent College, Boston University, Department of Physical Therapy, Motor Control Laboratory, System Manager, 1993-1999 Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Cardiac Computer Center, Senior System Manager, 1986-1996 Doctor of Science, Department of Physical Therapy, Sargent College, Boston University, 1993-1999 Master of Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1984-1986 Bachelor of Science, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1978-1982

Session 3 - Respiratory surgery session
Date: 2016-08-01
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Session 4 - Healthcare session
Date: 2016-08-01
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

Session 5 - Dental session
Date: 2016-08-02
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Session Chair: Aqsa Sjuhada

Session 6 - ILBS session
Date: 2016-08-02
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Session Chair: S K Sarin

Session 7 - HPB session
Date: 2016-08-03
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Session 9 - Endoscopy (ECE) session
Date: 2016-08-03
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Session Chair: Rungsun Rerknimitr

Session 10 - Fetus session
Date: 2016-08-03
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

Session 11 - Steering committee meeting (Closed)
Date: 2016-08-03
Time: 17:00 - 18:00

Session 12 - MIS session
Date: 2016-08-04
Time: 09:00 - 10:30
Session Chair: Thawatchai Akaraviputh
  • Program: Rural Healthcare session - APAN42-HK-Rural_Healthcare_session-1.7.pdf


  • Teleophthalmology model of mobile eye care delivery in Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts of Tamil Nadu
    Sheila John, Sankara nethralaya

    Abstract:
    Aim: We introduced mobile vans for comprehensive eye care delivery in villages of Tamilnadu and have conducted eye camps from April 2013 to March 2016 ( three years)
    Methods: Comprehensive eye camps were conducted with Teleophthalmology mobile vans and paramedical staffs and we identified major causes of avoidable blindness in Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts of Tamilnadu . Prospective chart reviews of all the camps were done with the help of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) during the period of April 2013 – March 2016 Speciality consultation was achieved by means of teleconsultation during which images and EMR were transferred to the base hospital using internet connectivity.
    Results: Over the 3 years study period, 56176 patients underwent evaluation at 556 camps. Among these, uncorrected refractive error (24898) was the most common cause of avoidable blindness, followed by cataract( 5631) and Retinal diseases (2065 patients). For further investigations and treatment which were provided free of cost , patients were referred to the base hospital in Chennai .
    Conclusion: Teleophthalmology holds great potential to overcome barriers and improve quality, access and affordability in eye care and has proven to be an innovative means of taking advanced eye care facilities to the door steps of rural India.

    Short Bio:
    Dr Sheila John is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Teleophthalmology and E-Learning departments in Sankara Nethralaya, a unit of Medical Research Foundation in Chennai, Tamilnadu, INDIA. She has been involved in Research in ophthalmology and has twelve publications both in National and International Journals. She has conducted Teleophthalmology workshops both in India and Abroad. She is the member of American Telemedicine Association and Telemedicine society of India. She is responsible for teleconsultation for rural patients, through mobile vans and offering expert opinion to practicing ophthalmologists.
  • Access to continuous uptake of healthcare for mothers and newborns: potential for information and communication technology in the era of Sustainable Development Goals
    Kimiyo Kikuchi, Kyushu University

    Abstract:
    Sustainable Development Goal 3 seeks to improve maternal, newborn, and child health statuses. However, limited access to care for mothers and children is a serious bottleneck for their health. To improve their uptake of care, a concept called “Continuum of Care” for mothers and newborns has been globally advocated and the continuous uptake of care from pregnancy to the postpartum period has been highly recommended.
    However, the Continuum of Care is a great challenge, especially for rural areas in low- and middle-income countries. According to this study conducted in Ghana, Myanmar, and Cambodia, in which the author was involved, only a small percentage of women received all the necessary care from pregnancy to the postpartum period. We developed a one-page card tool to encourage mothers to follow healthcare guidelines, and tested this in three rural areas in Ghana. The intervention successfully increased women’s continuous uptake of care from 8% to 47%. However, the results demonstrated that only encouraging mothers is not sufficient; some “tools” are needed to overcome essential barriers such as physical distance and lack of transport to health facilities. Information and communication technology could be a path to mitigating the gaps between mothers and healthcare.


  • Telemedicine model for surgical care in one of the rural hospitals in Nepal
    Kshitiz Chandra Paudel , Amppipal Hospital

    Abstract:
    Majority of Nepalese people live in rural areas up in the mountains and close to the base of Himalayas. They lack direct access to urban healthcare facilities and resources. Currently our best chance of providing primary care to the rural population has been dependent on our ability to retain motivated physicians in those areas.
    This approach has many limitations.
    Telemedicine can help overcome some of the limitations. Telemedicine activities not only help in providing a specialist’s opinion in clinical care at distance, but also in teaching local physician in the process. It also helps reassure local physician that help is available in hour of need. The implications are huge.
    Occasionally telemedicine can also be used to deliver educational materials and teaching programs. For telemedicine to be effective it is important to ensure that all sites involved are adequately resourced in terms of staffs, equipments, technical support and training. In addition, there are a number of logistical factors that need to be considered when establishing a telemedicine service at a particular site including site selection, clinical staffing, technical equipment delivery and maintenance, end user training and continuing technical support, regular telemedicine quality evaluation and rights of information sharing through publication.

    Short Bio:
    After working as Medical officer in different hospitals in Nepal formore than a decade, and witnessing the health realities of the country, Dr. Paudel decided to serve the rural population. This led him to Residency Program in General Practice in 2013. Working since then at Amppipal Hospital, relatively remote hospital in Nepal, as a general practitioner. He has been providing primary care services as well as conducting deliveries, doing caesarean sections, some orthopaedic and general surgery and saving lives. Besides bbeing a socially responsible physician, Dr. KshitizPaudel is also a passionate poet and writer.
  • Amakomaya (Mother’s Love)
    Rajendra Prasad Poudel, Nepal Wireless Networking Project

    Abstract:
    In the year 2015 Nepal lost lives of 1500 pregnant mothers and 577 infant live births. Lack of education and instant notification to the service providers is one of the major reasons behind this death toll. Educating pregnant mothers and their family members can reduce this number. Based on this reality, Amakomaya (Mother’s Love), an Android application, has been designed to educated and inform pregnant mothers and their families. This is a low cost solution for remote communities to monitoring pregnancies by using audio, video and text content.
    Amakomaya (Mother’s Love) is an android application also designed for health workers who can have information on number and conditions of pregnant mothers around their villages. This GPS enabled system gives eagle view information to the health workers.
    In this presentation, we discuss the application Amakomaya(Mother’s Love) as one of the tools to reduce pregnancy related deaths. The presenter also seeks advices from the learned and socially responsible participants of APAN 42.

    Short Bio:
    Mr. Rajendra Prasad Poudel, born in Nepal in 1970, is an ICT consultant, actively participating in a number of organizations as either a consultant or one of the leaders. He led E-Network Research and Development (ENRD), an NGO, as the Vice Chairman from 2006 t0 2011 and at present is also a member of Tele-center Coordination Committee, Under Nepal government High Level Commission for Information Technology (HLCIT) 2005 – 2007. He is also an ICT Consultant to the ‘READ ICT Project’ funded under Bill & Melinda Foundation. One of the Technical Team-members of Wireless Nepal, he is at present the Director of the Amako Maya project Under Yagiten Pvt. Ltd. He has received the Next Generation Leader Award from Internet Society (ISOC), DC, USA in 2011 Mr. Paudel has also taught as a Lecturer in College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE), Kathmandu.

Session 13 - Rural Healthcare session
Date: 2016-08-04
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Session 14 - JIPMER session
Date: 2016-08-04
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

Session 15 - AIG session
Date: 2016-08-04
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Session Chair: Mohan Ramchandani

    Session 16 - Engineering session
    Date: 2016-08-05
    Time: 09:00 - 10:30

      Session 17 - Engineering session
      Date: 2016-08-05
      Time: 13:30 - 15:00

        Session 18 - Engineering session
        Date: 2016-08-05
        Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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