In Collaboration with the College of Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University:
HMC’s Al Wakra Hospital Holds Fundamentals of Research in Health Informatics Workshop
Doha, 28 December, 2020: Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Al Wakra Hospital organized a series of workshops titled ‘Fundamentals of Research in Health Informatics’ as part of it’s efforts to encourage knowledge-sharing and improve competencies in the latest research methodologies among its staff. The workshop, which was organized by Al Wakra Hospital’s Quality and Patient Safety Department in collaboration with the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), gathered 24 specialized staff members from Al Wakra Hospital and HMC’s Corporate Quality and Patient Safety Department.
In a special celebration ceremony held at Al Wakra Hospital to mark the completion of the six-week training program, Dr. Sabah Al Kadhi, Acting CEO and Medical Director of Al Wakra Hospital, honored CSE faculty members who delivered the program for their efforts and contribution to the success of the training workshops.
The online training program focused on the qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodologies for health informatics and data analysis, as well as on the best ways to identify and evaluate factors related to quality and patient safety. The program also showcased the latest tools and technologies that can help healthcare researchers, thus improving the overall quality of care. The program was implemented under supervision of Dr. Moza Abdullatif Al Ishaq, Executive Director of Corporate Quality and Patient Safety at HMC, and Dr. Al Munthir AbdulJaleel Zakariya, AED of Quality and Patient Safety at Al Wakra Hospital, and was coordinated by Dr. Sara Murhaf Kazkaz, Academic Research Associate at Al Wakra Hospital’s Quality and Patient Safety Department.
Health informatics is a unique area of professional practice, which encompasses the systematic application of information, computer science, and technology in health care and research. Health information systems are now widely used in Qatar as part of the efforts to improve the quality of care delivered to patients.
The team of faculty members who delivered the training included Prof. Dr. Raian Ali, Assistant professors; Dr. Dina Al-Thani, Dr. Zubair Shah, Dr. Tanvir Alam, and Associate Professors; Dr. Mowafaq Househ, Dr. Samir Belhaouari, and Dr. Alaa Abd-alrazaq.
The Corporate Quality and Patient Safety Department works on improving competencies and skills of HMC staff to ensure delivery of the safest, most effective and most compassionate care to every patient, which contributes to increasing patient and family satisfaction and confidence in HMC’s healthcare services.