National ICT R&D Fund Sponsors First e-health Conference by eHAP
eHealth Association Pakistan (eHAP) organized the first
international e-Health conference on January 23-24, 2009 at the
Aga Khan University in Karachi. National ICT R&D Fund was the
Gold Sponsor for this conference held by eHealth Association of
eHap is an organization with the mission to promote adoption and
use of eHealth as an integral component of health services and
education in Pakistan, through advocacy, evidence, access to
recognized experts and resources, policy-support and
capacity-building. The association has been registered as a
member of International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH).
The objectives of this conference were to introduce & advocate
eHealth as a viable & relevant option for improving public and
private healthcare in Pakistan and acquaint stakeholders with
the national and global efforts being made for eHealth
The conference was attended by medical experts, health care
providers, HMIS managers, policy makers, faculty members,
researchers and students.
National ICT R&D Fund presented two of its significant funded
projects in the field of e-health namely “Remote Patient
Monitoring System with Focus on Antenatal Care for Rural
Population” and “Health Life Horizon:
Design and Implementation of Health Level 7 (HL7) Open
Source Application for e-health Services”.
Ten publications were also presented in this conference by their
respective PIs. The Fund had also set up its stall at the
conference, where key information about the initiatives of the
fund was provided to the participants of the conference. The
participants showed great interest and praised the Fund’s
efforts in promoting the usage of ICT in the medical field.
Dr. Qasim Sheikh, CEO National ICT R&D Fund chaired the
conference session on “Innovations in e-health” and was also
among the expert panel at the concluding session on “Roadmap for
the future of e-health in Pakistan”.
National ICT R&D Fund was well-recognized at this platform for
its consistent efforts to promote high-quality R&D work in the
field of ICT for socio-economic growth in Pakistan.