Dr. Osama is the Vice-Chair of Emirates Health Informatics Society and the Head of eHealth section at Dubai Health Authority where he leads the implementation of the Health Information Exchange project of the emirate of Dubai (NABIDH). He obtained a Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the University of Leicester and an MSc from Imperial College in the UK. Prior to and during his doctoral work, he spent 10 years serving multiple teaching and research positions in the Middle East and UK universities. He developed an interest in Healthcare Information Systems during his Ph.D. 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.