Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center President-Elect, International Medical Informatics Association Editor-In-Chief,Applied Clinical Informatics Medical Director, Child Health Informatics Center, American Academy of Pediatrics
Children remain at higher risks than adults for medical errors in medical environments, and pose significant challenges in regards to electronic health records and order entry. Children and infants are a vulnerable population because of age-specific physiologic and developmental variances that may not be adequately addressed by adult-specific data tools. HIT tailored to the need of children and pediatric health care providers can help to reduce risk by decreasing the likelihood of errors through information assurance (reducing variability in the entry, communication, processing, and recall of patient data) , and minimizing the harm that results from errors (pediatric-specific error detection, redundancy, and contextual decision rules). Dr. Lehmann will discuss 2o years of using Health Information Technology to make care for children safer, more effective, and cheaper.
Professor and Director, Centre for Distributed & High Performance Computing, School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, Australia
Cloud computing with the great support of virtualization technologies has become a very compelling computing paradigm. The cloud is well known for its elasticity by leveraging abundant resources. Cloud data centres easily host thousands or even millions of multicore servers. Further, these servers are increasingly virtualized for the sake of data centre efficiency. These resources are not restricted to hardware, processors and storage devices, but they can be also software services. The emergence of Big Data Analytics and its integration with Cloud technology can be a powerful enabler that can be used to deal with many problems that involve massive amounts of data, such as those in modern Smart Health applications. In this talk, I will discuss the opportunities that cloud data centres can bring to data and compute intensive applications and the many challenges associated with solutions development and future trends.
Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Medicine, Director of Health Informatics, Director of NICHE Research Group, Faculty of Computer Science in Dalhousie University
Innovations in digital health are purporting a paradigm shift in terms of lifetime healthcare for all. The innovation trend we are witnessing is a digital health based patient-centered eco-system to monitor, assess, remind, alert, educate, guide and assist individuals to (a) prevent the onset of lifestyle and chronic diseases, (b) predict the prevalence of chronic diseases based on genomic and lifestyle parameters, and (c) personalize healthcare plans for maximum efficacy and outcomes. At the heart of this paradigm shift is our enhanced ability to collect and analyze ‘big’ health data collected from consumer health devices, mobile devices, smart environments, social media and clinical encounters. However, as we continuously extend our ability to work with heterogeneous health data, it is equally important to develop our ability to interpret and contextualize data-driven analysis in order to make clinically relevant and efficacious decisions. This calls for a systematic symbiosis between data analytics and knowledge analytics frameworks—i.e. developing data-driven predictive models, formulating knowledge-centric healthcare models computerizing clinical guidelines, pathways and decision algorithms and then integrating the health data- and knowledge-driven perspectives to achieve an evidence-based and practice-informed patient-centered eco-system capable of delivering preventive, predictive and personalized healthcare. This talk will cover health data analytics and health knowledge management initiatives, and highlight practical frameworks for lifetime disease self-management, behaviour modification and clinical decision support to both empower physicians and engage patients in pursuing lifetime healthcare for all.
Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical & Health Information Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago College of Applied Health Sciences
Dr. Anthony Faiola is Professor and Head of the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Formally, he was Associate Professor (2001-16), Executive Associate Dean (2008-13), and Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Program (2002-14) in the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, Indianapolis. Dr. Faiola has published over 90 refereed papers and given over 100 presentations and invited talks. As both PI or co-PI, he has secured over $1M in research funding from such places as the: National Science Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Fulbright Institute. He has been the primary advisor to over 50 HCI MS students and 12 HCI Ph.D. students. Dr. Faiola is a three-time Fulbright Scholar to Russia.
Dean, Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra Professor, Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, (an ikohza in MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra
Rubiyah Yusof is currently the Dean of Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur. She received her BSc. (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Loughborough, United Kingdom in 1983 and Masters Degree in Control Systems from Cranfield Inst. Of Tech., United Kingdom in 1986. She obtained her PhD in Control Systems from the University of Tokushima, Japan in 1994. Throughout her career as senior lecturer and researcher in UTM, she has been acknowledged for her many contributions in Artificial Intelligence, Process Control and Instrumentation design. She is recognized for her work in biometrics systems, such as Syariah Compliant Automated Chicken Processing System (Sycut), KenalMuka (Face Recognition System) and Signature Verification System which won both national and international awards. She also involved in smart living projects such as E-HOME and MyEV Universal Charger Network System and became head of project for related research grants such as Building Power Monitoring System, Intelligent Power Restoration System and Intelligent Transformer Fault Diagnosis System. She is the author of the book “Neuro-Control and its Applications” published by Springer Verlag, in 1995 which was translated to Russian in 2001. Rubiyah Yusof is a member of AI Society Malaysia, Instrumentation and Control Society Malaysia, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Malaysia.
Chair in Medical Informatics and Decision Making Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cancer Imperial College
The Professor Brendan Delaney joined Imperial in July 2015 as Chair in Medical Informatics and Decision Making, and Director of the Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality. He is a practicing GP in Rotherhithe, and has an academic background in Clinical Research Informatics, Clinical Trials, HTA, Modelling and Patient Safety. Brendan’s previous appointments include Wolfson Chair of General Practice at King’s College London, and Chair, Reader, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. Brendan’s main focus of research is on ‘The Learning Health System’, using informatics tools to link both knowledge generation and knowledge utilization to routine healthcare IT systems. He is associate editor of the Journal ‘Learning Health Systems’, a member of the UK Health Informatics Research Network College of Experts, Farr Institute Primary Care Lead, as well as a member for the MRC Methodology Research Panel, CRUK Early Diagnosis Expert Review Panel and the HTA Efficient Trial Designs Review Panel.
Assoc Prof Josip Car MD PhD DIC MSc FFPH FRCP (Edin) ǀ Director ǀ Centre for Population Health Sciences ǀ LKCMedicine ǀ Nanyang Technological University ǀ SG & Director ǀ Global eHealth Unit ǀ School of Public Health ǀ Imperial College London ǀ UK
Dr. Josip Car is a physician-scientist combining the roles of the Founding Director of Centre for Population Health Sciences at LKC Medicine, joint new Medical School between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, a Director of the Global eHealth Unit and Co-Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health at Imperial College, and a practicing family physician. Throughout his career, he blended academic, policy, management and clinical work. He served in a wide range of roles including as a Director of Public Health and Primary Care and Lead Director for Integrated Care at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (one of the largest hospitals in Europe) until 2014, Director of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Primary Care Research Network and co-director of NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Network for London (NW), Medical Director and Chair of a Professional Executive Committee of a Primary Care Trust, Primary Care and Research Adviser to the Editor of the BMJ, a founding director for the Imperial GP Specialty Training, a member of Imperial College’s School of Public Health board, a member of International Advisory Board for City of Rotterdam, an adviser to the OECD, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, World Bank and others. I continue to serve in a range of other roles including as a Board Member of the Journal of Global Health; an Editor of the Cochrane Collaboration and Visiting Senior Researcher, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ljubljana.
Head of eHealth Section, Health Data & Information Analysis Department, Health Policy & Strategy Sector
Dr. Osama Elhassan is the Vice-Chair of Emirates Health Informatics Society and the Head of eHealth section at Dubai Health Authority where he leads the Health Information Exchange project of the emirate of Dubai (NABIDH). He obtained a PhD in software Engineering from University of Leicester and an MSc from Imperial College in UK. Prior to and during his doctoral work he spent 10 years serving multiple teaching and research positions in Middle East and UK universities. He developed interest in Healthcare Information Systems during his PhD work, which allowed him to play key roles in several healthcare authorities within Dubai after completing his research work. Dr. Osama joined Dubai Health Authority in Oct. 2012 to take the responsibility of devising and executing DHA’s e-Health vision and to establish Dubai’s Health Data Standardization initiatives.
Consultant and Director of Information Technology, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Ammar hold B.Sc degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from King Saud University, and Master degree in Health Informatics from King Saud Ben Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Saudi National Guard. Currently, he is Consultant and the Director of Information Technology Department (CIO) at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) since 2011. During his period, he was leading the successful implementations of Oracle E-Business Suite, and InterSystems TrakCare EHR, AGFA Enterprise Imaging, E-Services, and Patient portal. He was able to lead KKESH teams to obtain HIMSS EMRAM stage 7 on May 2016
Associate Professor , Health Informatics, College of Public Health and Health Informatics – KSAU-HS.
Dr. Razzak is currently working as an Associate Professor, Health Informatics, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, National Guard Health Affair, Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Besides, is academic editor of PLOS ONE, International Journal of Intelligent Information Processing (IJIIP) and member of editorial board of several journals, as well as scientific committee of dozens of conferences. He is a writer of one US/PCT patent and more than 50 research publications in well reputed journals
Associate Executive Director & Data and Business Intelligence Management, (A) Enterprise Medical Systems Management, Information Systems and Informatics Division, Ministry of National Guard – Health Affairs
Dr. Raed AlHazme has obtained his bachelor’s degree in the field of biomedical engineering from King Saud University. Upon completing his degree in 2001, he joined King Abdulazize Medical City, as a elinical engineer. During this time, Dr. AlHazme was heavily involved in the implementation of many health IT systems at the medical city. In 2006, he was appointed as the director of the clinical engineering department. The clinical engineering department oversaw the implementation and support of many medical technologies including a number of medical informatics solutions. During the year of 2007, Dr. AlHazme started working on implementing a comprehensive cardiac medical informatics solution that covered most of the cardiac center’s clinical areas. The project was completed in the beginning of 2010 and shortly afterward, Dr. AlHazme moved to the United States to pursue his master’s and PhD degrees.
In 2012, Dr. AlHazme has completed his master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics at Nova Southeastern University, Florida-USA. He then pursued his PhD degree at the biomedical informatics PhD program at Rutgers University, New Jersey-USA, and completed the degree in 2015. In addition to the academic degrees, Dr. AlHazme has passed the exams of a number of professional certificates and became a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS), HL7 Certified on the HL7 Messaging Standard, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.
In 2012 and during his master’s degree study, Dr. AlHazme had been involved in a large Business Intelligence (BI) development and implementation project in Florida-USA. The BI system that was implemented has significantly improved upon a manual data analysis and reporting system that the Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) administered for over 25 years. The BI system automatically gathered data from most of the hospitals and nursing homes in Broward County; 21 hospitals and tens of nursing homes. The system also included data from the Florida Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) and Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) state and national databases.
Dr. AlHazme has rejoined MNGHA in 2015 as an associate executive director of the data and business intelligence department. In 2016, he was also appointed as an acting associate executive director for the enterprise medical systems department, which handles all health IT systems in the organization. Moreover, Dr. AlHazme has been given the title of joint-appointment assistant professor at the health informatics department in King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
Regional Director IT Services, Technology & Healh Informatics, Asst. Professor and Program Director for Health Informatics, Western Region, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Ministry of National Guard, Health Affairs
Dr. Taghreed Justinia is an Assistant Professor of Health Informatics having obtained a Ph.D in Health Informatics and an M.Sc in Healthcare Management from Swansea University, UK where she is also Honorary Lecturer. She studied Computer Science in the US as an undergraduate and has maintained a career in the IT field with 17 years of experience in IT Leadership roles. Currently, she is the founding Regional Director Information Technology Services & Health Informatics at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (M-NGHA) in Saudi Arabia. She began her career as Director MIS & Computer Department, Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia where she led an IT transformation project. She went on to hold other IT Executive Management and Health Informatics roles and was appointed in 2001 as Manager of Systems & Network Support-Western Region, King Abdulaziz Medical City-Jeddah (KAMC-J), M-NGHA. After obtaining her PhD, she was appointed as Information & Communication Technology Asst. Director at KSAU-HS. Most recently, she led the commissioning of the IT infrastructure, Data Center and systems for an entirely new Smart Campus at KSAU-HS in Jeddah. Dr. Justinia has a special interest in IT Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Health Informatics; Change Management; and the socio-technical aspects of technological change. This is in addition to her academic role in undergraduate and postgraduate programs supervising and teaching Health Informatics, Leadership/Management and Research courses in Saudi Arabia and the UK. She is also a devout qualitative researcher and has developed an original qualitative data analysis framework. She has several international affiliations and memberships and is a member of the Project Management Institute. She is also an International Committee Member with the T.I.G.E.R. (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative. In 2015, she represented KSAU-HS in a year-long training program with the Ministry of Education’s e-Learning Pioneers Program-Leadership Track. Dr. Justinia has several publications including a book, and regularly reviews for high impact scientific journals. She is also an International Advisory Board Member with the International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC).
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, KSAU-HS
Dr Basema Saddik joined faculty of the Department of Health Informatics in September 2009. She has an undergraduate degree in Health Information Management from the University of Sydney and a MPH and PhD in Public Health from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Over the years, Dr Saddik has worked as a Health Information Manager, Research Associate, and Epidemiologist. Prior to joining the Department of Health Informatics, Dr Saddik worked as a lecturer in Health Informatics at the University of Sydney in Australia for several years. Dr Saddik’s research interests are in population health and specifically investigating the burden of disease in disadvantaged populations and the application of health informatics to improve health outcomes. Her PhD explored the neurotoxic effects of workplace solvent exposure in disadvantaged working children in Lebanon and has collaborated research efforts with the International Labor Organisation, UNICEF and the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She has published her research widely both at international conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Her other research interests include the application and evaluation of health information systems in health care settings and experiential learning. Dr Saddik is also co-Principal Investigator on a project which has recently won a grant from the King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) / National Plan for Science and Technology (NPST) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Deputy Executive Director, Medical Services King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital KAMC-R, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs Professor of Pediatrics Emergency Medicine, CAMS-R King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Prof. Al Mutrafy graduated from King Saud University, obtaining his MBBS in 1996. He joined the Pediatric Residency Training Program at King Fahad Hospital, KAMCRiyadh(1997-2001), and obtained his Saudi and Arab Board Certificates in General Pediatrics in 2002. He obtained Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) and Saudi License Examination in 1997. He completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship (2003-2005) at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto in 2005 and Pediatric Trauma Fellowship (2005-2006) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa in 2006. He obtained a Master of Medical Education from KSAU-HS, Riyadh (2010).
Prof. Al Mutafy was credentialed as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Riyadh (COM-R) in April 2007; and was promoted to Associate Professor in September 2012; then promoted to Professor in September 2016. He was Director of Emergency Medical Services, COAMS-R from March 2009 to May 2011 and Director of Pediatric Fellowship program from May 2007 to May 2011. He appointed as Founder Dean, COAMS-R in May 2011. Also, he appointed as Deputy Chairman, College of Applied Medical Sciences Dean’s Council in March 2012; and Chairman of Pediatric Emergency Fellowship Examination Committee, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties in August 2015. In December 2015, he appointed as Deputy Executive Director, Medical Services, King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital ( KASCH); and as Chairman of BESTCare Enhancement Committee.
Head and Consultant, Section of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics (MBC 58), Medical Informatics Officer, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Dr. ALTURKI a graduate from King Saud University College of Medicine 1988, obtained the Arab Board of Pediatrics 1993, the American Board of Pediatrics in 1994, and the American Board of Pediatric Critical Care in 1998. Dir. and head section of pediatric critical care at King Faisal Specialist Hospital since 2006. Medical Informatics Officer mid-2016.
Director of General Department of Software Engineering, e-Government Program (Yesser)
Solid background in systems development and Solution Architecture, with strong emphasis in Open Source, Open Data , Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture and Big Data. More than 19 years’ experience in Analysis, Development, Quality Assurance and Project Management in private and public sectors. Eng. AlSahli has a bachelor degree in Information Systems from College of Computer Sciences & Information Systems from King Saud University. In Addition, he has a master degree in business administration from Furtwangen University, and Executive Master in Business Administration from Yamamah University. Also, he has a postgraduate diploma in project management from Washington state University. Eng. AlSahli is the director of General Department of Software Engineering in Yesser.
A second generation Aramcon, Tamara Sunbul, MD, was born and raised in Dhahran. After completing a MBBS in Medicine and Surgery, Tamara joined Saudi Aramco in 1994. Following a rotation in different departments, Tamara headed up the Primary Care Redesign group and the establishment of the award-winning Primary Care Patient Ownership Program.
In 1996, Tamara started working with medical informatics serving as the physician representative of various IT projects and enhancements. In 2007, Tamara began working with IT to establish the platform for a new electronic health record. In 2011, Tamara obtained professional certification in Healthcare Information and Healthcare Management (CPHIMS). In 2012, she worked with data collection/ analysis/ KPI development, populating the Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization (SAMSO) dashboard and Physician Profiles. In 2014, following the formation of the medical joint venture, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), Tamara obtained two Epic certifications; Inpatient Procedure Orders and Inpatient Clinical Documentation. In 2016 Tamara completed the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Healthcare program. Tamara also became a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) that year. Tamara currently serves on the Clinical Leadership, Clinical Chiefs, IT, Epic steering committees. She also co-chairs the Data and Documentation Governance committee.
In 2013, Tamara was awarded 2nd place in the poster competition at HIMSS 13 Physician Symposium. Tamara serves on various HIMSS task forces, such as the Usability Task Force, Project Management SIG. She is also an active member in HIMSS Physician, Clinical & Business Intelligence and the Innovation communities. In 2015, Tamara was recognized as a Senior Member of HIMSS.
Julie Newland is currently a Health Information Management consultant with Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) and the Saudi Health Information Management Associates (SHIMA) and is passionate about promoting outcomes to achieve the benefits of good quality health data and information.
She received her BSc. (Hons.) Health Information Management from Curtin University in 2002 and maintains current certification as a Health Information Manager with the Australian Health Information Management Association (HIMAA) credentialing program.
Julie has over 20 years of operational experience in all aspects of health Information management, including senior management and education roles. Her focus has been on ICD-10-AM Clinical Coding and implementation of Activity Based Funding and Management (ABF/M) in Public and Private healthcare settings.
Julie held a position as Senior Lecturer in Health Information Management at Curtin University in Australia from 2010-2012.
Information Sharing Manager, National Cyber Security Center (NCSC)
He holds an MSc from Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas. He is a Computer Engineer, who has worked for over 18 years in networking and information security.
Engineer Abdullah Alasmari had worked for Saudi Aramco since 1998 as a Data Network and Security Engineer, before, joining Cisco Systems in London, UK. Then, he came back to Aramco assuming his new duties as a Communications Security Assessment Supervisor. In 2013, Eng. Abdullah became a manager of Cyber Security Team at National Cyber Security Center Project, prior to appointing him as a manager of the Information Sharing Department of NCSC.
Eng. Ahmad Alkhiary graduated from King Fahad University Of Petroleum & Minerals at Dhahran Saudi Arabia in 1986 from the College of Computer Science & Engineering. He worked for 11 years with the Ministry of Dense in establishing and managing research centers. After that he worked for 12 years in ARCOM in IT solutions design and systems integration. Then, he worked for 5 years in Yesser (The Saudi E-Government Program) as the Assistant Director General and CTO. Following that, he was the CEO of IT Security Training & Solutions – I(TS)2. Since the beginning of 2017, he established STEDAMA Consulting Center focusing on Organizational Performance & Maturity, IT & Enterprise Architecture, Information and Cyber Security.
His key skills and achievements are in the following domains:
Senior Adviser IT & Information Security xCISO Healthcare, currently working in Telecom Industry in Middle-East
More than 20+ years of experience in the fields of Enterprise IT & Information Security, Forensics, Cyber Intelligence & Incident Response Management, IT Operation Canters (SOC\NOC\C2C), Risk Management, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Governance Risk and Compliance, Business Process, Policy & Procedures, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing, BIG Data & Security Analytics, Networks Infrastructure & Data Centre, Software Development.
Subject Matter Expert in building and managing InfoSec, ERM and BCM departments in any organization
Author and Blogger: wrote many technical articles and blogs for many International Magazines.
At present he is Senior Adviser IT and Information Security at biggest Telecom Company in Middle-East.
He has been working on many executive positions including CTO, CISO and Director Positions in government ministries and private sectors.
Academically, he has Masters of Science (MSc) in Computer studies degree and many international industrial certifications including MBCP, MBCI, CISSP, CISA, Enterprise Architecture TOGAF 9, ITIL, Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), PMP, and ISO Lead Auditor\Implementer, C|EH v7, CCIE Security & many Microsoft certs.
Director of Service Providers Affaires Competition and Legal Sector – CITC
Dr Altamimi is specialized in telecommunication regulations, economics of telecommunications and industry implications of new technologies including cloud computation regulation. He work as director of Service Providers Affaires at Competition and Legal Sector at Communications and IT Commission (CITC). Also, he works as Vice Chairman at one of the study group at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which focus on setting the standardizations of cloud computing. In addition, he is the project manager of cloud computing regulation at Saudi Arabia.
He hold a PhD from University of Pittsburgh, USA at Telecommunication and Networking; and a master of Communications Technology and Policy from University of Strathclyde, UK.
He has many memberships and affiliations with academic international organizations, including International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM) and IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (IEEE DySPAN); where he published in his field a list of telecom and wireless publications
MD, LMCC, CTC, MCFP, PgDipHI, CPSO, CCM, CCFP(C) Consultant Family and Addiction Medicine Physician Leader, BestCare Electronic Healthcare Records Implementation - Family Medicine Director, Healthcare Specialty Center - KAMC-RD Riyadh, SA Director, Undergraduate Family Medicine, KSAU-HS - Riyadh, SA Co-Director, Internship Unit-College of Medicine, KSAU-HS - Riyadh, SA Assistant Professor of Family Medicine- College of Medicine - KSAU-HS Trainer, Saudi Board of Family Medicine Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dr Abdullah Al Ghamdi is a certified family medicine consultant, addiction medicine physician, health professions educationist, health informatician, change manager and patient safety officer. Dr. Al Ghamdi has special interests in relational databases, healthcare business intelligence and data mining. He is the leader of BestCare in family medicine and primary healthcare at KAMC- central region. Dr. Al Ghamdi is the associate deputy executive director of family medicine and primary healthcare –KAMC- central region. He is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Canadian College of Health Leaders and the American Association for Physician Leadership.
Head of Industry Value Engineering - Public Services, Healthcare & EducationSAP Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Yemen
Moataz is responsible for SAP’s industry value engineering practice across all public services, healthcare, education and smart cities customers across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen. Value Engineering is SAP’s proprietary approach for engaging with customers to identify, quantify and realize business value from technology investments. In addition, Moataz is responsible for the industry practice that provides SAP customers with deep knowledge and expertise in the public services industry verticals leveraging world-wide best practices and solutions. The portfolio includes industry thought leadership, strategic solution advice, and expert consultation to support customer co-innovation, enterprise & digital transformation, business process performance improvement and optimization programs.Moataz has successfully positioned SAP as an innovation business leader across the public services industry in Saudi Arabia, recognized as one of SAP’s most strategic markets, while continuing to engage & engineer the vision for some of the most strategic projects across the country. Moataz has a rich career working with multinational technology corporations. He joined SAP from IBM, where he held the position of Head of IBM Software Group for Government, Education, Healthcare, Security & Defense with the responsibility to supervise the functions of sales, business development, solution consulting, marketing, among other functions. Prior to this Moataz spent more than four years with Microsoft, leading the Sales Optimization function and the Account Technology Strategy development across Microsoft’s Enterprise & Partners Group engaging with customers from many industries including Banking, Telco, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Commercial, among others. In addition, he worked for Microsoft as the Territory Manager for Education and Academic Programs responsible for leading Microsoft’s Education Sector business and Academic Development Platform initiatives across the country. Moataz started his career with an entrepreneurial venture, where he co-founded and successfully led Platinum Ventures -a technology ventures, consulting and professional services company for almost six years. Moataz is a highly educated individual with diverse academic & professional credentials. He holds a Doctorate certificate in Technology Innovation. He also holds an OM-MBA certificate as well as Master Certificate in System Design & Project Leadership. Moataz received his B.Sc in Software Engineering. In addition, he successfully completed many other top professional programs with distinction including Manchester Business School Global Events & Leadership, Microsoft MACH program and IBM Global Sales School.
I have commenced my career at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSHRC) in Medical Record Dept. since 2000. At the end of 2001, I was selected to be enrolled in the Diploma of Health Record Technician run by Training and Development Dept. at KFSHRC. Then I have been granted a scholarship in 2007 from KFSHRC to continue further education and to obtain the degrees of Bachelor of Health Science, specializing in Clinical Coding & Classification, and Master of Health Information Management from Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Upon returning to Saudi Arabia after completion my degrees by the end of 2011, I was appointed for about 2 years as an assistant Head of Medical Records Services at KFSHRC, and then I have been promoted to the department Head. In the mid of 2016, I have moved to Saudi Health Council where I was appointed as a Director of Health Classifications and standards. Currently, I am certified Health Information Manager and a member of some international professional organizations including Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), International Federation for Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA), and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).