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Osama Elhassan, PhD, MSc

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Dr. Osama Elhassan is a co-founder and the vice-chair of Emirates Health Informatics Society. He serves as a health informatics specialist at Dubai Health Authority to strategize and develop the digital health regulatory framework of Dubai. Elhassan is also the co-founder and the coordinator of the GCC Taskforce on Workforce Development in Digital Healthcare, which aims to empower young local talents to enact eHealth roles through continuous training and rewarding career paths.

He also contributes to academia through his adjunct lecturer role at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. Elhassan obtained a PhD in software engineering from University of Leicester and an MSc in advanced computing from Imperial College in the UK. Throughout his 15-year journey within the healthcare domain, he gained substantial experience in eHealth workforce development, health information exchange models, health information governance, and telehealth.