Head of eHealth section
Dubai Health Authority
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 yearsserving 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.