Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is a visionary strategist, healthcare entrepreneur & a physician advocate who specializes in developing socially beneficial, sustainable & innovative solutions in Healthcare through information technology with a Patient Centric Focus His areas of interest, expertise & experience are • eHealth, mHealth, Telemedicine, Digital Health • Patient Safety & Healthcare Quality • Medical Ethics • Health Research & Advocacy • Healthcare Leadership His current leadership positions include: • President, Healthcare Quality & Safety Association of Pakistan (HQSAP) • Secretary, Health Research Advisory Board • President, OPEN Karachi • Country Representative, HIFA • Director, Institute of leadership Excellence He also holds the leadership positions in the following organizations • Project Director Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety, Riphah International University • Program Director of “Digital Health” at King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA • Director Digital Health, PharmEvo • CEO, Medical Voice. • CEO, Digital Care. • Project Director of RAHAT As a globally recognized & invited speaker, Dr. Zaki regularly speaks at eHealth, Digital health and Patient Safety conferences around the world and serves on the boards of various international conferences and organizations. Dr. Zaki founded the “International Conference on Patient Safety” in Pakistan (www.icps.riphah.edu.pk) & established “Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety” (www.rihis.riphah.edu.pk). He also founded the “Healthcare Quality & Safety Association of Pakistan” & developed the workshop “Patient First” on Patient Centric Healthcare. Dr. Zaki developed the guidelines for Ethical Relationship between Physicians & Pharma for the MoH, PCS and PIMA. Dr. Zaki established “Health Research Advisory Board” (HRAB – www.healthrab.org ) and Pakistan’s first “Institute of Leadership Excellence” in healthcare ( www.ile.guru ) As a global expert in Digital Health, Dr. Zaki has offered consultancy on eHealth & mHealth to global organizations including WHO, Arther D. Little & Telenor Dr. Zakiuddin contributed in the development of “WHO-ITU National eHealth Strategy Toolkit” as an independent expert reviewer. (http://www.itu.int/pub/D-STR-E_HEALTH.05-2012 ) He, as the focal person, had earlier conducted the 2nd Global eHealth survey 2009 of WHO Global Observatory for eHealth for Pakistan. Dr. Zaki is a founding trustee of eHealth Association of Pakistan (eHAP) and its Past President. He has been the National Coordinator for Telemedicine & eHealth, MoH, Government of Pakistan & Focal Person for eHealth for WHO. He has founded “Circle health”, Pakistan’s first Digital Health Accelerator (www.circlehealth.io ) His “Country’s First” projects include: “Medical Call Center-TeleDr”; FightObesity.info; Health Asia; “Hub & Spoke” Telemedicine Project- HOPE; Family Health Membership Program- City Health Card; Videoconferencing Studio and Services; National & International eHealth Conference, First International Conference on Patient Safety- ICPS 2016, among others. As Program Director, He developed world’s first fully integrated “Connected Health” model at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. (www.rahah.org ) Dr. Zaki has worked with super specialty hospitals of Singapore, Turkey, India, Thailand, Saudi Arabia & UAE for creating meaningful collaborations. For his contributions in the entrepreneurial space, he has been awarded as the “Most Promising Entrepreneurs Award” by E-Global Awards 2012. He is on the board of OPEN Global, USA. Dr. Zaki has a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and a Master’s degree in Health Management. He has also successfully completed a course on Entrepreneurship from MIT, Boston
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