UAE eHealth Week
17-19 March, 2019 | Dubai, UAE

Dr. Ahmed Balkhair

eHealth Deputy Minister
Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia D.G National Health Information Center, KSA

In July 2017, Dr. Balkhair was appointed as the Advisor to the Vice minister and The General Supervisor of the eHealth Programs and ICT, Prior to that, in December 2016, he is assigned as the Director General of the National Health Information Center. Dr. Balkhair, is a Pediatrician 2003, with Masters in Health Informatics. Dr. Balkhair is also The Chair of IHE Saudi, and a Board member of the IHE international since 2013, Also he is a Board Member of the Saudi Pediatric Association 2012. Also work as the Health Care Leader, Senior Consultant – Global Business service. IBM, KSA May 2016 – Nov 2016 Dr. Balkhair Lead the development of the Saudi National EHealth strategy 2010, and contribute in the strategy refresh in 2017, and was the director of the National eHealth strategy and change management office, March 2010-Feb 2015, when he Establishment the Strategy and Change Management office, and Supervise the development of the Health information exchange Policy and standard, Lead the development of the Saudi Telemedicine network roadmap and the development of Many EHealth strategic initiatives and projects such as the Saudi eHealth Information exchange Engine SeHE Project, Health information system for the Hospitals and Primary health care centers for All MOH facilities , and The diagnostic Imaging repositories and Tele-radiology services. And he Represent Saudi Arabia in WHO for the interoperability standard and EHealth strategy meetings. Dr. Balkhair work as an Advisor to the General Director of Makah Region Health Affairs. Feb 2015-April 2016, Plus many regional responsibilities and Achievements prior to that over the last 16 years. Get Many Prizes and appreciation awards for distinguished achievements and patents.

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