Predictive Health: How to deliver on Sunday, February 23

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture on
Predictive Health: How to deliver on
the Promise of Analytics in Healthcare
Sunday, February 23rd 2014
Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center – Dubai Health Care City
Basement Parking Available (Map Attached)
The science of Analytics has been transforming several leading industries including banking,
telecom, retails and others. In healthcare, there has been a rapid advancement in the way
medical and financial data are captured and stored through EMR, telemedicine and other
applications. With innovations in Data Mining and Predictive Analytics driving Big-Data
revolution, the opportunity to unlock valuable insights from the captured data becomes critical
to improving multiple aspects of the healthcare: avoiding costly readmissions, enhancing the
understanding of chronic diseases, and optimizing patients outcome. While the rate of
adoption of analytics by healthcare stakeholders has been limited by several factors including
concerns over patient confidentiality, the same primary challenge that persists across all
other industries also applied to healthcare; that is, how to build an effective analytics roadmap
within the organization, what are the right mix of technologies and resources needed to
employ complex analytical algorithms. Most importantly to decision makers, however, is how
to achieve all this economically without compromising the informational value created.
Networking and Coffee
Welcome and Introduction Dr. Osama El Hassan, Head of eHealth, Health Data & Information Analysis Dept., DHA
Lecture Dr. Amjad Zaim, Founder of Cognitro Analytics
Q & A Session
Closing Remarks
Dr. Osama El Hassan, PhD
Head of eHealth
Health Data & Information Analysis Dept.
Dubai Health Authority
Dr. Amjad Zaim, PhD
Cognitro Analytics
Lecturer’s Bioraphy:
Amjad Zaim is the founder of Cognitro Analytics, a US-based firm that provides analytics consulting services.
Currently, he is also the Chief of Party of the FLAGSHIP Project, leading a USAID-funded program aimed at
establishing a National Palestinian Healthcare Information System. Amjad is also a consultant of data mining and
predictive analytics with over 20 years researching and developing advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to
solve real life problems in various industries including healthcare, banking and security.
Amjad also held several academic and research positions. While teaching at the University of Texas, Amjad
established the Vision, Intelligence & Bioinformatics (VIB) research group, leading a multidisciplinary team of
scientists in government-funded programs including computer-aided surgery, medical pattern recognition, and
biometric security. He has also written over 100 technical, scientific and business articles. He is a frequently invited
guest speaker at data mining and medical informatics conferences worldwide and has been on the chairing,
organizing and review committees of several international IEEE conferences including the International Conference
on Pattern Recognition, as well as the Predictive Analytics World Conference (PAW). Amjad holds two master
degrees in both electrical and biomedical engineering from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, a Ph.D. in
Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toledo.
* Seats are limited & will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
** Kindly RSVP to [email protected] or call Mrs. Deepa Abraham on 04-219-4084