The 19TH IFHIMA Congress in Dubai; A memorable experience with a remarkable impact
Attending the 19th IFHIMA International Congress, 2019 was a great and fabulous experience.
The congress was very well organized and successful. I fully enjoyed the five day event with so many interesting and capacity building workshops, meetings and discussions in various sessions. In all the sessions, delivery by several renowned health professionals were very informative and insightful on their particular subjects.
The congress equipped me with cutting-edge knowledge and skills in the field of Disease coding and classification, healthcare quality and patient safety, health information management, health informatics, and other healthcare related disciplines. The convergence of various key stakeholders, among others, provided a platform that discussed critical resources needed to support continuous improvement in health care for suitable development. The conference in addition, described the level of preference and capacity to which professional practice should aspire. It also featured high-level panel discussions on health sector innovations, roundtable discussions, shared challenges and inspired innovative solutions including diverse partnership meetings where initiatives were shared.
I was exposed to other innovative methods applied in health service improvement and Information Management. At the congress, I was practically equipped with knowledge which helped widen the range and scope of my experience to be able to face cum transform challenging working spheres and cultures. Presentation sessions on Healthcare Finance / Value Based Healthcare, Health Informatics / Digitization of Health, ICD-11 Transition and Capacity Building also served me the opportunity for which I acquired new ideas to make positive impact in my country, Ghana. Through the congress, I was also able to utilize the opportunity in deepening ties with other Health Information Management (HIM) organizations for continuous development through peer benchmarking for strong partnership. With the knowledge acquired and synergies built from the congress, I would ensure to apply new working methodologies and leverage networking opportunities to strengthen the Health Services and Information Management systems in my country. This I shall achieve by adopting innovative approaches I harvested from the congress for the good of my country.
In conclusion, I would like to express my heart-felt thanks to the IFHIMA Board, for fully sponsoring me to attend this wonderful congress. I thank the IFHIMA Scholarship board for this general scholarship given towards developing countries. I have benefited very much from this wonderful event. I will endeavor to share the knowledge acquired from the congress with my colleagues by organizing a nation-wide training. This will help build a good working culture needed for developing the HIM profession in Ghana.
Isaac Eyram Tegbey
HIM Practitioner and Healthcare Quality and Safety Manager
Isaac Eyram Tegbey, at the Conference venue (Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City)