Director, Biomedical Informatics Center of Excellence, Information Technology Institute (ITI)
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt
Dr. Rada Hussein is currently the Director of The Biomedical Informatics Center of Excellence (BMICoE) at Information Technology Institute (ITI) - Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). She established the ITI/Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) joint program in Biomedical Informatics (2006-present) in addition to a joint research project with the Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology (IMISE), Leipzig University in healthcare knowledge management (2007-2010). In 2009, she established the Egyptian Health Informatics Fellowship Program jointly with the Egyptian Ministry of Health (MoH). Currently, she is the Principle Investigator (PI) of two EU funded projects, namely, [email protected] project in partnership with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT) and Africa Build project in partnership with Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM). She is also a member of the panel of experts of FP7 projects, such as, Map-IT, and Action Grid. Rada is the MCIT-ITI representative at the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). Previously, Rada was an Assistant professor at the biomedical engineering department, Ahliyya Amman University (2004-05). A graduate of ITI, with M.Sc. from Cairo University and a PhD degree in Medical Informatics from Heidelberg University. Dr. Rada has published several papers on Biomedical Informatics in international journals and conferences.
Designing and implementing a large-scale Electronic Healthcare Record that contains molecular (genotypic) data along with the clinical (phenotypic) data. This generic electronic healthcare record model will be not only compliant with the international standards but also localized to the Arab countries conventions.