Computer and Medical Informatics
Chapter (of IAP)
“One of the biggest challenges to medicine is the incorporation of the Information Technology in our practices.”
– Samuel Wilson
MESSAGE FROM CHAIRPERSON
Warm wishes from the Computer and Medical Informatics Chapter of IAP.
It is my proud privilege to be taking over as Chairperson of this chapter in 2021. We have seen it start as the Computer and Medical Electronics Group, and grow over the years, thanks to our illustrious past Chairpersons and Secretaries, and have now received recognition of our work in the form of a Consolation Award from IAP.
The pandemic of 2020 put an embargo on physical activities, including meetings and even clinical consultations. This highlighted the value of the digital world with Webinars and Online Consultations becoming a norm. Our Digital Infonars have been very popular, thanks to the efforts of Dr Sanjeev Goel, Dr Samir Shah, Dr Jagdish Chinnappa, Dr Naveen Kini, etc and we promise to continue with the series in this year.
Another major achievement this year has been an updated IAP Drug Formulary 2.0. The highlight of this new modified version is its availability in the offline mode and very elaborate and clear details. Dr Jeeson Unni needs a special mention for carrying on with this herculean task for the past 16 years!
We request all our supporters to become members of CMIC and strengthen our hands. We request each member to get one friend to join CMIC. Let us all work together to take the CMIC to greater heights.
Wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year 2021.
Jai CMIC. Jai IAP.
Dr Pallab Chatterjee.
MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY
Greetings from the Computers and Medical Informatics Chapter of the IAP!
First of all, my sincere thanks to all members of chapter for allowing me to serve our chapter for 2nd term as Secretary for the year 2021-22.
My sincere thanks to the members of team 2019-20 for giving excellent co-operation in functioning of chapter during these two years and giving your fruitful contribution in such a way that, very first time our chapter got consolation prize in the Best Chapter Category of IAP. It is really a remarkable achievement.
My heartiest congratulation to the members of team 2021-22 of CMIC and expecting their whole hearted support to make our chapter more vibrant.
Last year due to Lockdown we were not able to do too many activities. Even though in such a difficult period, after acclimating to the new normal online era, we were able to do few online webinars which were very well appreciated by all. More details you can get from the Secretary report of 2020.
One of these activities is a series of digital awareness INFONAR with the theme of “Ignorance is No Longer Bliss” on topics focusing on “Social Media for the Doctors” started from the 5th November,2020 getting more and more popularity. Till the date we have completed 3 in a row and few more are under planning. For the year 2021 we can expect more CORONA free periods and will be able to do more physical activities also. Planning for the Annual Conference CMICcon is also a part of our activity planning. Very soon we will announce the final date and program of it.
CORONA and lockdown taught us the strength of digital technology in communication, knowledge sharing and almost all our routine day to day activities. Last year due to lockdown we were not able to add more numbers of members in our chapter. This year we are expecting more new members and for that I am requesting each and every member to help in our membership drive program as per your contacts and capability. Let’s make a target for the membership strength of magic figure 1000.
My sincere thanks and congratulations to Dr. Jeeson Unni for his excellent effort to keep our Drug Formulary up to date. Due to his efforts now we able to get updated and very user-friendly version 2.0 of Drug Formulary having Online, Offline and App based versions. For more details you can visit our CMIC website – www.cmic-iap.org and Drug Formulary website www.iapdrugformulary.com
Ending with a quote learned from year 2020 – Grow through what you go through
Dr. Samir Shah
Secretary CMIC of the IAP 2021-22
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2021