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Dr. Eiman Al-Jafar

Masters degree, PhD in Health Information Systems/Management, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Academic Member of the Health Information Administration Department, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait University.
Currently working with the Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS),

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Dr. Eiman Al-Jafar is one of the pioneers in Health Information Systems/Management in Kuwait and the first Kuwaiti female academic member of the Health Information Administration Department at Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (FAHS), Kuwait University (KU). In 1999, she got her Master degree in Health Information Systems/Management and was the first Ph.D. graduated with concentration area of Health Information Systems/ Management from School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, at University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, April 2002.

She worked as Assistant Professor since 2002 and Chairperson of the Department of Health Information Administration at FAHS, KU, since September 2014. Serving as Chairperson of the HIA department, she has the responsibility of reviewing the department strategic goals to meet the new challenges in Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) field. She is working toward changing the curriculum from Health Information Administration to Health Informatics and Information Management and working with the department team, submitted proposals for Master degree in HIIM.

In 2002 to June 2003, she provided consultation services to Kuwait Oil Company Hospital in the field of Health Information systems and statistics. She also worked as a consultant to the United Medical Group (January 2007 Ė February 2010) with the Canadian Medical Team and assist in the development of the HIM Department at Al-Saif Hospital under the same group. She provided several consultancy services to the different Hospitals of the Ministry of Health in Kuwait to assist them in getting their Accreditation.

Since September 2014 until present, she worked with the Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS), an institute specialized in providing current advances in residency medical education. The services at KIMS included providing workshops at KIMS-CARE conference related to Clinical Documentation, Electronic Health Records, Emerging Trends in Health Information Technology, Clinical Practice Guidelines and the use of Information Technologies by Health Care Team. She is a member at different international professional associations and participated in different International conferences. Dr. Al-Jafarís primary research focus in Health Informatics, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Information & Communication technologies (ICTs), m-Health and e-Health.


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