At the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics held in Copenhagen on 20-23 August 2013, Prof. Dr. Syed Aljunid, Senior Research Fellow and Dr. Nurhizam Safie, Research Fellow participated in the Mini Symposium entitled “Care for the World: Collaboration, Openness, Transparency and Trust as Prerequisite for High Quality, Effective and Efficient Healthcare”.
Prof. Dr. Syed Aljunid delivered the keynote speech on the role of FLOSS in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) while Dr. Nurhizam Safie presented on UNU-IIGH FLOSS capacity building programme in developing countries.
This mini-symposium showcased world-best practice examples of open and transparent methodologies for massive collaboration. The chosen examples affirmed that FLOSS principles were ideally suited to develop systems that are open, flexible, adaptable and interoperable as well as cost-efficient. Combined with lessons learned in applying Open and User Driven Innovation in healthcare, these examples presented the potential that lies in unifying these approaches and are intended to induce a process of mutual learning and exchange of experience among communities in different parts of the world.
The mini-symposium was collaboratively organized by IIGH, IMIA – Open Source Working Group, EFMI LIFOSS Working Group, GNU Solidario, MedFLOSS.org and the EU project, namely ScanBalt HealthPort.