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Important Notice:

Given the concerns surrounding the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), HL7 Singapore would be suspending all events (including HL7 Asia Symposium 2020) till further notice.


The State of Medical Device Interoperability in APAC [Online Event]

Date: 12 May 2020

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm (UTC+8)


Medical device interoperability is the ability to safely, securely, and effectively exchange and use information among one or more devices, products, technologies, or systems. However, health data interoperability across vendors and borders is far from being reached. In hospitals today, more than ever, patients are treated with as many as a dozen medical devices in a typical intensive care unit, including defibrillators, electrocardiographs, vital sign monitors, ventilators and infusion pumps. 


These devices are often from different manufacturers and not connected, requiring a costly and complex IT infrastructure – and introducing the potential for miscommunication that could lead to adverse events. While there has been progressing made on interoperability standards, the healthcare industry continues to fall short on the adoption of those standards when they exist. 


  1. What is the current state in the APAC region?  

  2. What are the key challenges and limitations of interoperability in hospitals? 3) And what role can the MedTech industry play to help to address the highest priorities?  


HL7 Singapore AGM 2020 - Postponed


Dear members of HL7 Singapore,


The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act ("the Act") was passed in Parliament and assented to by the President on 7 April 2020. Section 27 of the Act allows the Minister to prescribe alternative arrangements for the conduct of meetings, such as by video conferencing or other electronic means, for the meetings to be postponed, or for the quorum of such meetings to be reduced, etc., during the period when control measures are in place.


Given the concerns surrounding the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the ExCo of HL7 Singapore is proposing to all exisitng valid members that;

  • AGM be postponed until the COVID-19 situation in Singapore becomes conducive for in-person meetings
  • The ExCo will review the possibility of conducing the 2020 AGM and provide an update on the 1st July 2020
  • Valid members of HL7 Singapore wishing to raise a motion against this proposal should send an email to enquiries[at]hl7.org.sg by the 1st May 2020 with a clear explaination on grounds for rejection


Regards

HL7 Singapore ExCo

16th April 2020