Asia level Conference and Exhibit on HIM and IT
October 27th-28th, 2017 at Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Puducherry – India

The conference was organized by HIMA India in association with Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Puducherry – India. It was inaugurated by the Director of JIPMER an institute of National importance, in the absence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Puducherry.

JIPMER HIMA ASIA CONFERENCE – 2017 focused mainly on the theme “eHealth record from birth to death globally (One patient, one number, one record)”.

About 31 National and International renowned speakers with vast experience in HIM, IT, Healthcare management and allied fields have presented the papers on the following topics.
1. Advantages, problems and solutions anticipated in “eHealth record from birth to death
2. Personal Health Record (PHR) linking with EHR for gets life-long Health Information
3. 21st Century requirement of HIM Professionals & their contribution in accomplishing Digital India slogan
4. HIM Professionals to meet the challenges of revolutionized healthcare system
5. Role of HIM in Quality of Patient & safety and developing medical auditing system

Panel discussions were held on topics bellow by leading experts.
1. Electronic Health Records – implementation advantages & challenges
Conclusion: Primary step for EMR/EHR is to understand the Organization needs and existing practices, then phase wise implementation will produce good results. EMR/EHR implementation success depends on the requirements of the individual organization and their readiness to the adoption.
2. What Govt. should do to improve HIM systems and HIM professional status to get recognition like any healthcare provider in India
Conclusion: Implement standardized practices throughout the country, enhancing of education and training programs.

Conference Participants: More than 350 participants from HIM and IT professionals, students, Doctors, Nurses, Quality assurance and administrative personnel across the country participated in the conference.

Golden Jubilee Celebration:50 years Golden jubilee of Medical Record Education and Execution in India was celebrated on 27th Oct 2017. More than 250 members including retired and working professionals participated in the celebration. Some of the retired professionals shared their personal experience and association with Prof. G D Mogli, who established MRD at JIPMER in the year 1966. The young generation motivated by the inputs of senior professionals while sharing the value of HIM profession India and abroad scenarios. Everyone who participated in the celebration boosted with new insight and stepped out with fresh commitment. About 130 members who excelled in their HIM profession were felicitated with Medal, Memento and Appreciation Certificate and the celebration followed by Gala Dinner.

HIM Innovative Idea contest: To explore the innovative ideas on how to develop the HIM education and practices, an open invitation was sent to all the healthcare professionals to share their ideas through website. The submitted ideas were reviewed by 4 senior professional experts and short listed six ideas as best. Those six ideas were presented during the conference out of that three ideas were awarded.

Awards and Recognitions:
 HIMA India presents “Prof. Dr. G D Mogli’s Award” of the year to the professionals who excelled in the Profession from 2011 onwards. In this Golden Jubilee Year the association honored Ten members with this award for their excellence.
 On account of Golden Jubilee, the association also honored another ten professionals who have contributed selflessly to the profession development as “HIM Golden Jubilee” award.

HIMA Calendar 2018
Year 2018: HIMA India 2018 conference will be held on 29th – 30th Sep 2018 at Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Year 2022: HIMA India proposed to host IFHIMA-20 Congress in India during the HIMA India
Association 50th birthday ceremony (1972-2022)