Dr. Osama Elhassan

Dr. Osama Elhassan is the Vice-Chair of Emirates Health Informatics Society and the Head of eHealth section at Dubai Health Authority.

He also maintains relations with academia as he works as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the e-School of Health and Environmental Studies at HBMSU. 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 an 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 Information Exchange project i.e. NABIDH. Dr. Elhassan has also gained research and practical experience in eHealth work force development and Healthcare Information Governance.