Conference workshop I
Information and Communication Technologies Transform the Practice of Medicine
Presented by: Andrew Stranieri, Tony Sahama and Pathirage Kamal Perera
Information and Communication Technologies are dramatically transforming Allopathic medicine. Technological developments including Tele-medicine, Electronic health records, Standards to ensure computer systems inter-operate, Data mining, Simulation, Decision Support and easy access to medical information each contribute to empowering patients in new ways and change the practice of medicine. To date, informatics has had little impact on Ayurvedic medicine. This tutorial provides an introduction to key informatics initiatives in Allopathic medicine using real examples and suggests how applications can be applied to Ayurvedic medicine
The tutorial is intended to appeal to Ayurvedic practitioners and students interested in learning out more about how informatics is transforming Allopathic medicine and how it may be positively applied to Ayurvedic medicine. The tutorial will also appeal to technologists who are looking for new application areas for analytics, decision support or tele-medicine.
The tutorial is intended for a two hour slot. Attendees will receive copies of slides, and reference lists.
Integrated Information and Communication Technologies for traditional medicine,
Introduction to Disruptive Technologies in Allopathic Medicine,
Tele-medicine. Examples. Successful Tele-medicine Installations
Electronic Health Records. Challenges and Benefits. Examples
Standards. Terminological standards, messaging standards. Examples
Decision Support Systems
Remote patient monitoring with wearable devices
Privacy and Security.
Presenters from Australia
Associate Professor Andrew Stranieri is a leader of the Health Informatics Laboratory in the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation at Federation University Australia. His research in health informatics spans data mining in health, complementary and alternative medicine informatics, telemedicine and intelligent decision support systems. He is the author of over 150 peer reviewed journal and conference articles and has published two books.He adapted his training in psychology to inform research into cognitive models of argumentation and artificial intelligence. His research in health informatics spans data mining in health, complementary and alternative medicine informatics, telemedicine and intelligent decision support systems. He is the author of over 150 peer reviewed journal and conference articles and has published two books.
Dr Tony Sahama Queensland University of Technology. Born in Sri Lanka, Tony was educated at University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka and employed at the same university prior to migrating to Australia. Since moving to Australia, Tony lectured for seven years at Victoria University of Technology (VUT), Melbourne and University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane respectively. At present, Tony is a senior lecturer in the Information Security Discipline, Faculty of Science and Engineering (SEF). His research interest is in Health/Medical Informatics in particular, Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Information Accountability and Clinical Decision Support Systems design and development. Dr. Sahama possesses PhD in Computer Science (Computer Simulation and Modelling, DACE), and has experience working with researchers in developing customised technology applications for Clinical Decision Support Systems, Data warehousing, Data Integration and IT applications for healthcare decision making processes. Tony’s recent work is in developing IT educational applications for consumers in the PACT arena (People Accepting Controversial Technologies). Currently, Tony is supervising 4 research masters and 4 PhD level projects in the Medical Informatics research area. Tony holds professional membership with ACM, IEEE, IBS, ACS, SSAI and HISA.