– Johannesburg conference analyses information systems for the healthcare sector from 29 to 30 August 2011

July 08, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News reports that medical professionals from across Africa will be meeting in Johannesburg for a conference to discuss new technological advances to all areas of medicine.

HISA 2011 is inviting colleagues from the clinical care, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy and medical research sectors to share their experiences of working with new technology and to highlight the benefits and disadvantages of work with certain equipment.

The main theme for the event will focus on health information technology and how to develop data that can be used for health care.

In terms of data the conference will talk about the information received from monitoring equipment and the quality of that data and how effective it can be in treating patients. Analysis will go into detail around the information systems that provide the data and delegates will discuss ways to develop collecting the data sustainably so as to maximise limited budgets.

The conference will take the form of main presentations by keynote speakers combined with smaller poster presentations on specialist subjects such as information systems for health management, IT infrastructure and disease surveillance.

The discussions are set to run on 29th and 30th August 2011 at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at commented: "As professionals will be travelling from around the continent to attend, Johannesburg hotels will be filling up with attendees. Delegates should book their overnight accommodation online first to avoid having to be stuck further away from the conference venue."