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How to write a research proposal workshop

Workshop Synopsis:

If you are a researcher and planning to get funds for your research then this workshop if for you. Almost every research grant application demands a proposal summary. But what goes into a good one? Moreover, if you are planning to peruse your higher qualifications either a master degree or a Ph.D degree. This workshop will summarize the outline of a good research proposal and how to write a good research proposal.

Workshop Objectives:

• Understand the purpose of writing a research proposal • Understand the stages of writing a research proposal • Identify a good research question • Understand the stages of writing a proposal • Understand ethics requirements, study management and cost of the study

Change Management… Methodologies and approaches for successful IT-healthcare

Workshop Synopsis:

Change is always happening, like a river winding its way to the ocean; it never ceases. Continuous and overlapping change has become a way of life in the large and fast tech-nology growing environment such Radiology and Cardiology. Moving from 16 slices CT scanner to 64 slices CT scanner, changing from 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner to 3 Tesla MRI scanner or converting the whole Radiology and Cardiology from paper/film to paperless and filmless is an ideal example of such a way of new life and it never ceases. Change management experts have recognized the importance of establishing depart-mental readiness for change and recommended various strategies for creating it during project execution. This will enhance the project execution and speed the adaption level to any new change that will take place on both departmental and organizational level.

Workshop Objective:

• Recognize the benefit of Change Management in Healthcare Industry
• Understand the difference between Change Management approach and imple-menting its tools
• Acquire skills to use Change Management Tools in Healthcare Operation

Application of GIS in Public Health with a brief overview of QGIS

Workshop Synopsis:

Public Health poses complex challenges which demand the public health professionals to develop a greater understanding of the inter-relationship of the factors affecting health. There is an increased awareness of the importance of Geographic Information System (GIS) and how it can shape the future of Public Health around the world. GIS can be applied in planning and managing of public health programs. With GIS, programs can be planned by geographical region, coverage, disease prevalence by correlating various types of data. It can be a valuable tool for observing trends, identifying at risk population, forecasting epidemics, linking various types of data, monitoring the disease patterns and interventions with time, and overall management (including HR, Finances, Logistics & Supply etc.) for health care delivery system.

Workshop Objectives:

- Understand the fundamental concepts of GIS - Understand the application of GIS in context of public health - Familiarize and acquire the skills to use the QGIS software

Healthcare Information System (HIS) Implementation Plan Challenges and Obstacles

Workshop Synopsis:

HIS implementation is not as simple as implementing a normal application due to complexity of the healthcare setting and the variation of requirements and needs. The HIS implementation require specific Milestones and preparations to ensure success of the such complex implementations.

Workshop Objectives:

- Introduction about HIS, modules and features
- HIS Implementation Plan and Milestones
- Build Team & Super Users Roles and responsibilities
- Challenges and Obstacles


The Evolution of Bioinformatics

Workshop Synopsis:

The workshop aims to provide an introductory insight into the growing world of computational analysis of complex Biological/Medical data. The synergy of the two fields (Bioinformatics) offers an explosive union that will be of benefit to all life sciences students, namely those in computational and biomedical fields of study presenting a hands on exposure of bioinformatics tools.

Workshop Objectives:

• Offer a basic overview of the field of bioinformatics
• Explore current and future trends in computational biology

• Share ideas for innovative solutions to current obstacles in data analysis

Innovation in healthcare

Workshop Synopsis:

Saudi Arabia is transforming itself into a knowledge based economy and diversifying away from natural resources as a primary source of national income. Entrepreneurship and Innovation has been identified by Saudi policy makers as a major source of revenue that will aid in economy diversification. Many successful businesses have been launched in Saudi Arabia and are now competing in regional and international markets. Over the past ten years, billions of riyals have been spent by healthcare institutions on information technology applications. The culture of innovation in the health informatics community is growing, but lacking when compared to other market areas.

Workshop Objectives:

The purpose of the Health Informatics Innovation Training Workshop is:
• to develop a mutual learning and understanding on the process of Innovations in healthcare
• To explore methods in identifying and developing successful health informatics innovation projects for key players and stakeholders in healthcare
• To promote Health Informatics Innovation in healthcare environment in Saudi Arabia

Six Sigma and Healthcare for successful IT-Implementation

Workshop Synopsis:

For decades the IT health care industry has been operating on its own way ignoring other factors such as patient safety, departmental process, patient involvement , operating cost and detailed department workflow . However, as these factors became more prevalent and competition within the industry intensified, many hospitals have been becoming increasingly aware of the critical needs of controlling the operating workflow, costs and meet and even exceeds the expectations of patient care quality. IT always considered as enabler at healthcare and is becoming business unit itself. A model of Six Sigma approach to health care quality management for hospitals will highlight all wastes to point critical factors while implementing the IT solutions.

Workshop Objective:

• Recognize the benefit of Six Sigma in Healthcare Industry
• Understand DMAIC Model approach and implementing its tools
• Acquire skills to use DMAIC Tools in Healthcare Operation to improve IT implementation

Advancing Qualitative Research Methods in Health Informatics Workshop


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Workshop Synopsis:

Qualitative Research in Healthcare is gaining popularity as it substantiates research evidence. In qualitative research, researchers explore a phenomena in depth using textual data, images and documentation instead of numbers. Using techniques like interviews and focus groups, researchers will need to analyze a voluminous textual and documentation data to derive a solution to the phenomena. Atlas.ti software is one of the well-known computed assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) available for scientific analysis. In this workshop, we will explain how researchers can use Atlas.ti for qualitative data analysis.

Workshop Objective:

By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
• Develop a road map of qualitative research with a clear understanding of its epistemology and philosophy;
• Appreciate how to apply Qualitative Research Methods used in Health Informatics field
• Acquire skills to conduct effective interviews in terms of the process and approaches;
• Recognize the rationale and components of using interview for qualitative approaches;
• Understand the difference between manual vs. CAQDAS approach in data analysis
• Acquire skills to use Atlas.ti to analyse textual data
• Understand different types of coding and network building in Atlas.ti

Building a Sustainable System for Medical Informatics Education and Training in Saudi Arabia

Workshop Synopsis:

The advancement of information and communication technology in Saudi Arabia in the last two decades has allowed the field of Medical Informatics to flourish. The introduction of Information Technology modules into medical curricula began almost 10 years ago, and has seen great improvement since then. In Saudi Arabia there are presently ten colleges that offer a Bachelor's degree in Health/Medical Informatics. In this workshop, we will present and discuss the current state of affairs regarding Medical Informatics curricula and training programs, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. We will then synthesize this information into practical steps that can be applied to enhance education and training. Participating faculty members from throughout the country will be given the opportunity to share their experiences as well as any challenges they may have faced while teaching Health/Medical informatics. Furthermore, as the research culture is still new in Saudi Arabia, a dialogue on how to further develop research in the field of Medical Informatics will be promoted among participants.

Workshop Objectives:

The topics to be developed will include:
• Evolution of basic concepts in medical informatics, distinction data / knowledge, structural classification
• IMIA recommendations on medical informatics education and training
• Building a sustainable program in medical informatics – principles, do’s and don’ts
• Practical works – particularities for biostatistics and electronic health record
• Particularities and adaptation for particular target groups: general medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry
• Medical informatics for healthcare management and public health
• Medical informatics in CME (continuous medical education) programs
• Biomedical / health informatics as a profession
• Biomedical informatics for research – medical healthcare data as big data
• Examination techniques – building MCQ (multiple choice questionnaires)
• Evaluation of educational systems

Casemix System For Enhancement in Quality and Efficiency of Health Care

Workshop Synopsis:

This Workshop is designed to introduce participants to casemix system for enhancement in quality and efficiency of healthcare services. Professor Syed Aljunid, Casemix expert from Faculty of Public Health, Kuwait University and International Centre For Casemix and Clinical Coding of National University of Malaysia will share his experience in implementing casemix system in a number of developing countries globally. The workshop will provide an overview of casemix system, its evolution from the first version introduced in 1980’s by Professor Robert Fetter from Yale University, to the present day where the system has been implemented in more than one hundred countries worldwide. Minimum data set for casemix system will be discussed in detail including requirements for diagnoses and procedures coding using ICD classification system. Benefit of using Casemix System as a tool to support quality assurance programme will be discussed in this workshop. The advantages of using Casemix system for prospective provider payment mechanism under National Health Insurance Programmes will be presented in this Workshop. Softwares currently available to support implementation of casemix system will be demonstrated including the recently launched UNU-CBG casemix grouper, a universal, dynamic and advanced grouper software. Pragmatic approach in planning for implementation of casemix system at hospitals, organisations and national level programme will be presented in this Workshop.

Workshop Objectives:

At the end of the Workshop, participants should be able to:
• Understand the concept of Casemix System as a special classification of patients episode of care
• Appreciate the role of Casemix System in enhancing quality and efficiency of healthcare services.
• Recognise the role of Clinical pathways to support implementation of Casemix System
• Design the basic minimum data set package for Casemix System Implementation.
• Acquire skills to the use of UNU-CBG Casemix Grouper

Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

Workshop Synopsis:

The healthcare industry is generating large amounts of data day by day. This data is driven by record keeping, compliance & regulatory requirements, and patient care. While most data is stored in hard copy form, the current trend is toward rapid digitization of these large amounts of data. In developed countries like USA, big data is used where traditional database systems fail to keep and process data. USA government took initiated in 2012 for Big Data. US government is investing huge amount for research in Big Data.

Workshop Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, the participants will have working knowledge of:
- Big Data.
- Big Data analytics in healthcare.
- Benefits of Big Data analytics in healthcare.
- Architectural Framework of Big Data analytics in healthcare.
- Methodology of Big Data Analytics in healthcare.
- Challenges of Big Data Analytics in healthcare.

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Registration

Attendees can register, check in if they preregistered, and pick up name tags and registration packages. The registration area is also the information center for the conference. Attendees can ask questions and get up-to-date information on sessions, workshops, tours, and other events.

Conference Chair Welcoming Speech

Awards for Keynote Speakers and Partners

Role of Public Health Informatics for Effective Decision Making in Health System

Tea Break and Exhibition

Leapfrogging Healthcare Through Digitization

KeyPatient Quality and Safety priorities

Discussions

Prayer and Lunch Break



Introduction to Bioinformatics Panel Session

- The World of Bioinformatics by Dr. Nouf Al Numair
- Research opportunities for High Performance Computing in Bioinformatics by Professor Rosni Abdullah
- Saudi Population Genetics Study, how genetically close are we? by Dr. Haya Al-Saud
- What is Big about Bioinformatics? by Dr Ali Fayez
- Medical Revolution Data by Dr. Shai Hussein

Tea Break and Exhibition

Oral Presentation : Consumer Health Informatics, Clinical Health Informatics

Abstract 11- (Syed Abdul Shabbir, Suleman a Usman Iqbal and Yu Chuan Jack Li) EHR template standard for international travelers’ for personal health records
Abstract 25- (Azila Arifin and Maryati Yusof) Towards A Framework For Laboratory Information System (LIS) Evaluation
Abstract 43- (Sahar Ismai) Evaluation of Health Websites: A Case Study of Hospitals Websites in Saudi Arabia
Abstract 3- (Yahya Almuallem, Mowafa Househ and Basema Saddik) The Impact of Computerizing Radiological Request Forms on Patient Care Services
Abstract 20- (Wafaa Alsomali and Basema Saddik) The prevalence of adverse drug events caused by allergy alert override on a less intrusive alerting system

Health Administration Panel session

Introduction by Dr. Ali S. Alshaye'a
- Health leaders and health informatics integration by Dr. Hamoud Al.Shammari
- Health informatics and health quality of services by Dr.Amnah Aldakheel
- Health informatics and health Insurance by Mr. Saud Mohammed Alraqraq
- Health informatics and Human Resource by Mr. Ali Yahiya Al Kassi

Tea Break and Exhibition

Oral Presentation : Health Information Systems, Knowledge Management , Security & Privacy

Abstract 16- (Aseela Al Harthi, Dr.Wendy Ivins and Prof.Omer Rana) Perception of security using cloud computing in the delivery of healthcare services in Oman and Saudi arabia
Abstract 42- (Shafiz Affendi Mohd Yusof and Nasriah Zakaria) Understanding organizational learning process for ICTadoption in the healthcare institution: a case of Malaysia
Abstract 39- (Izhar Hasan, Larry Li, Shankar Srinivsan and Syed Haque) (KM)- Design and implementation of a point of care knowledge management platform for healthcare professionals
Abstract 117- (Mohamad Khalifa) Utilizing health analytics in improving the performance of healthcare services: a case study on a tertiary care hospital

Poster Session

Tea Break and Exhibition

10x10 Session I (By Invitation only)

KSU-OHSU Essentials of Health Informatics Course provides certified training using distance education augmented with classroom-based face-to-face tutorials. The course will be a valuable overview for individuals working in the healthcare and healthcare-related industries in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East Region. During ISHIC 2016, 10x10 students will meet 10x10 facilitators to discuss related Evidence Based Medicine, Electronic Heath Record Implementation, Health services Quality,

Historical Site Tour

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Registration

Attendees can register, check in if they preregistered, and pick up name tags and registration packages. The registration area is also the information center for the conference. Attendees can ask questions and get up-to-date information on sessions, workshops, tours, and other events.

Clinical Informatics: Past, Present, and Future

The multi-faceted dimensions of HIS Evaluation

Tea Break and Exhibition

Primary Care IT solutions for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Patient Empowerment Using Technology :Trends and Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Patient Perspectives on Social Media In Healthcare: Where we are and where we want to be!

Exploiting the potential of digitized data to promote population health (virtual session)

Prayer and Lunch Break



Oral Presentation: Cloud Computing, Social Media, Telehealth & Mobile Health

Abstract 36- (Pantea Keikhosrokiani, Nasriah Zakaria and Norlia Mustaffa) Effects of experience on smartphone users’s attitude towards using smart healthcare systems: a survey
Abstract 68- (Sahar Ismail) - A framework of health cloud to improve health care services
Abstract 13- (Zainab Alqarny and Mowafa Househ) Exploring the Sharing of Health Information Related To Diabetes on Facebook
Abstract 18- (Wahidah Husain, Nur'Aini Abdul Rashid and Nur Ayuni Mohamad Marzuki) Mobile Application to Monitor and Manage Epilepsy Patient
Abstract 97- (Aljuhara Alshubaily, D Perry) Staff perceptions of a telemedicine intensive care unit programme in Saudi Arabia
Abstract 61- (Asma Alzahrani, Nasriah Zakaria and Ahmed Albarrak) The association between the social media and the level of oral health knowledge among female students in secondary schools in Riyadh
Abstract 52- (Abdulaziz Alshuaibi, Mukhtiar Baig, Zaid Sayedalamin, Osama Almutairi and Tahir Gameel) Utilization of smart phones and related medical applications among medical students in Saudi Arabia

Tea Break and Exhibition

Oral Presentation: Health Informatics & Education, Mobile Health, Clinical Informatics

Abstract 1- (Osama Samarkandi, Sultan Almutairi, Daifallah Alrazeeni, Adel Bashatah, Majed Alqahtani, Abdullah Algarni, Nabeel Abdulkader And Mohammed Algabgab) evaluating the impact of a mandatory computer class on male and female student attitudes towards use of computer learning technology in a saudi baccalaureate nursing education program
Abstract 59- (Ali H. Alharbi) A constructivist approach for health informatics education using open source software
Abstract 49- (Iman Almomani and Ahlam Alsarheed) The impact of enhancing outpatient clinics management software in reducing patients’ waiting time
Abstract 51- (Zainab Alalawi, Ahmed Albarrak and Monief Eid) Assessment of picture archiving and communication system (pacs) at three of ministry of health hospitals in riyadh region - content analysis
Abstract 54- (Dr. Emna Chikhaoui) Cloud computing in health sector in Saudi Arabia, the issues of privacy and security of information

Oral Presentation: Bioinformatics, Internet of Things, Clinical Informatics

Abstract 28- (Mona Al-Shahrani, Tahani Al-Mutairi and Isra Al-Turaiki) Predictive models for the recovery of mers-cov infections using data mining techniques
Abstract 21- (Ankit Gupta and Seema Pandey ) Leveraging internet of things for diabetes prevention and management in saudi arabia
Abstract 33- (Rahmadiyanshah Rahmad and Nuraini Abdul Rashid) Fast suffix array construction of biological data using gpu-based skew-radix sort algorithm
Abstract 22- (Ahmed Alsharif, Hany Abo Haded, Rayyan Alqurayyan, Ibrahim Alzahrani, Saad Al-Sehli, Reem Alshenifi and Lujain Alharbi) Playing video games and lack of sleep in relation to childhood obesity and short stature: a population-based cross-sectional study in madinah, Saudi Arabia
Abstract 65- (Mohd Idzwan Mohd Salleh, Nasriah Zakaria and Rosni Abdullah) The influence of system quality characteristics on health care providers’ performance: empirical evidence from Malaysia
Abstract 12- (Fayz Alshehri) What is the minimum level of clinical decision support system that electronic health record practical management systems should provide in order to support general practitioners in the Irish health care system?

Tea Break and Exhibition

Oral Presentation: Clinical Informatics

Abstract 38- (Sahar Ismai) Evaluation of Health Websites: A Case Study of Hospitals Websites in Saudi Arabia
Abstract 69- (Amal Alaswad and Amgad Badewi) EMR implementation in eastern province: challenges and opportunities
Abstract 6- (Meshari Almeshari and Mowafa Househ) A Pre and Post Study of Electronic and Abstract Based Pre-anesthesia Forms
Abstract 9- (Abdulellah Alaboudi, Anthony Atkins, Bernadette Sharp, Ahmed Balkhair, Tamara Sunbul and Mohammed Alzahrani) Barriers and challenges in adopting saudi telemedicine network

Poster Session

Tea Break and Exhibition

10x10 Session II (By Invitation only)

KSU-OHSU Essentials of Health Informatics Course provides certified training using distance education augmented with classroom-based face-to-face tutorials. The course will be a valuable overview for individuals working in the healthcare and healthcare-related industries in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East Region. During ISHIC 2016, 10x10 students will meet 10x10 facilitators to discuss related Evidence Based Medicine, Electronic Heath Record Implementation, Health services Quality,

Registration

Attendees can register, check in if they preregistered, and pick up name tags and registration packages. The registration area is also the information center for the conference. Attendees can ask questions and get up-to-date information on sessions, workshops, tours, and other events.

Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

Abundant Biological Data: Bringing Computing to Life

Tea Break and Exhibition

Development of the Saudi e-health Literacy scale (SeHL) for Chronic Diseases in
Saudi Arabia: Progress Update

Patient Engagement: KFSH experience

Dental Informatics

Evidence based management in health care

Prayer and Lunch Break

Project forum

During this session, a selected number of projects (based on their submissions) , whether an ongoing research work, system development or innovation project , will be presented in front of Health Informatics panel experts. At the end of the presentation, top three projects will be selected as |”best project” based on project novelty and presentation skills. All delegates and participants are invited to attend this project forum.

Award Ceremony & Closing

The power of patient-centered care : consumer health informatics

Workshop Synopsis:

Consumer health informatics concept is not new and was not clear until the last few years. The use of telecommunication technologies is common in many countries, but at the same time, public health problems grow and become a burden on the health care system. This gap has urged the need to harness the power of the internet and use of the Internet to empower our patients and the public. However, many hospitals are implementing health information systems that are said to involve the patient in their health information and make this information reachable from anywhere anytime. This workshop will explore patient-centered care, analyzing the technical and non-technical barriers for implementation, and come across innovations in consumer health care.

Workshop Objectives:

• Understand and define Consumer Health Informatics
• Articulate the direction for consumer health informatics in the world and in Saudi Arabia
• Understand how social media, telemedicine, patient health records and many other health informatics fields serve and interrelate with consumer health informatics
• Understand consumer education and health literacy. Explore innovations in consumer health informatics.

Management of Patient Safety Events; From Manual to Automated Approach

Workshop Synopsis:

Patient safety event reporting systems are ubiquitous in hospitals and are a mainstay of efforts to detect patient safety events and quality problems. Incident reporting (Occurrence Variance Report-OVR) is frequently used as a general term for all voluntary patient safety event reporting systems, which rely on those involved in events to provide detailed information. Initial reports often come from the frontline personnel directly involved in an event or the actions leading up to it (e.g., the nurse, pharmacist, or physician caring for a patient when a medication error occurred), rather than management or patient safety professionals. Transformation from manual to automated management of patient safety events allows better and fast response of all concerned department also allows for tracking implementation of all suggested recommendations.

Workshop Objectives:

• To understand what an OVR Mean
• To know When to use an OVR
• To know How to fill an OVR
• To know the stages that an OVR go through
• Analysis of OVRs – Automated Approach
• Describe the reasons you would carry out a Root Cause Analysis
• Identify error types
• Identify how accidents happen
• Identify reasons for undertaking Root Cause Analysis
• Understand the process of Root Cause Analysis

Clinical Engineering updates on best practices

Workshop Synopsis:

In recent years, health care organizations have begun to rely heavily on medical technology in order to achieve and maintain the high standards required of today's health care providers. Hospitals spend millions of dollars annually to equip, replace and maintain their medical technology, and in many cases, this is done but not in an effective way. In addition, developing countries in general, must rely on developed countries to provide most, if not all, the needed technology. This results in attempting to manage technology for equipment that is expensive, difficult to support and may not be easy to use, within a diverse environment.
In this workshop, a review of medical technology status and problems facing clinical engineering departments and hospitals ,which have resulted in view of recent budget cuts and economic constraints, will be discussed and followed with feedback from attendees. Among the topics that will be discussed will be technology planning, acquisition, technical services strategies, service contract management, health technology assessment, the role in hospital planning to commissioning and quality and safety beyond accreditation. Examples of gaps found during hospital surveys and best practices will also be reviewed as seen in hospitals which have been surveyed in many countries worldwide.

Workshop Objectives:

1. To provide an overview of how to expand the role of Clinical Engineering services in Saudi Arabia from the practical point view.
2. How to contribute significantly for quality, safety and cost effectiveness and keeping up with trends.
3. Nontraditional services will be discussed and to share experiences amongst workshop attendees to expand the roles of BME departments.