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Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed

Project Director, RIHIS

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is Pakistan’s first established expert and recognized leader in developing cutting edge and customized Health IT solutions. He is also a global influencer in developing strategic collaborations between entities to serve a common purpose of quality care to patients through integrated health IT solutions. As a visionary strategist and a healthcare entrepreneur, Dr. Zaki has pioneered patient centricity, patient safety and physician advocacy culture in Pakistan. He is focused on creating better healthcare ecosystems by creating socially beneficial, sustainable and innovative solutions using technology as a tool. His interest and areas of expertise in eHealth, mHealth, Telemedicine, Digital Health, Digital Marketing in healthcare and patient advocacy have placed him as a regular speaker and valued contributor representing Pakistan in international conferences, boards and think tanks. He is a regularly invited keynote speaker and trainer on healthcare technology-based conferences, courses, and projects, creating a new niche in the healthcare sector previously unexplored in the country. Furthermore, Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is keenly interested in areas of patient safety, healthcare quality, ethics, clinical research, and healthcare leadership. His deep collaborative partnerships have resulted in multiple international Health IT conferences of global repute, creating a melting pot of world leaders in the field to come together and discuss truly impactful ideas and projects.Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is keenly interested in areas of patient safety, healthcare quality, ethics, clinical research, and healthcare leadership.

Prof. Dr. Paul Barach

Chairman International Advisory Board, RIHIS, Riphah International University

Clinical Professor Wayne State University School of Medicine, United States Visiting Professor and Chairman International Advisory Board, Riphah University. Paul is a Clinical Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and is a practicing double board-certified physician-scientist in Anesthesiology and Critical care, from the Massachusetts General Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Barach is leading health services and systems researcher and medical educator with an international reputation for his work investigating and contributing to systems improvement and quality outcomes. He has particular expertise in the culture and structure of acute settings, leadership, management, and change in health sector organizations, quality and safety in healthcare, resilient health care, accreditation and surveying processes in an international context and the restructuring of health services. He is a formally trained health services researcher, with advanced post-graduate training in quality improvement and learns techniques at Intermountain Healthcare, and in advanced medical education and assessment methods from the Harvard Medical School Josiah Macy Program. He has had additional training in epidemiology and statistics including both methodological as well as applied HTA research. Paul has taught and has deep experience developing processes, systems, and content around systems improvement, population health, a duty of care, quality improvement, human factors, patient safety, and systems re-design to undergraduate/graduate and postgraduate providers and managers for over 15 years in the US, Europe, and Australasia. Professor Barach is well known for bringing management and leadership concepts and evidence into the clinical arena and he has published extensively (more than 200 refereed contributions, and 300 total publications, 5 books) about organizational, social, human factors, and team approaches to care. He has presented at or chaired international and national conferences, workshops, symposia and meetings on more than 500 occasions, including over 60 keynote addresses and his work has been widely cited over 8000 times. He is interested in the organization and delivery of healthcare services and in the development and application of strategies for improving healthcare quality and outcomes, guided by theories and insights from the fields of implementation science and healthcare quality improvement research. He is involved in a variety of efforts to further develop and strengthen the field of implementation science and to facilitate more effective collaborations between researchers and policy and practice leaders interested in improving healthcare delivery. Paul has advised the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank and has served as a consultant on health care reform to governments in a number of countries focused on reducing the burden of NCD's working in Asia and Africa including targeted health systems strengthening and delivery of better clinical services. Paul and his team developed the first perioperative patient safety curriculum, internship simulation course and competency-based quality improvement training programs and he helped develop the award-winning Team STEPPS team training program. He has worked with ACGME, NBME, ABMS, and was a board member of the NBME Innovation Board.

Dr. Saima Aslam

Assistant Director, RIHIS

Mustabshara Falik

Assistant Manager, RIHIS

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed

Project Director, RIHIS

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is Pakistan’s first established expert and recognized lead

Prof. Dr. Paul Barach

Chairman International Advisory Board, RIHIS, Riphah International University

Clinical Professor Wayne State University School of Medicine, United States Vi

Dr. Saima Aslam

Assistant Director, RIHIS

Mustabshara Falik

Assistant Manager, RIHIS