The Biography of The Vice-President for Development and Quality

Name:

    Ahmad ibn Ismail Al-Barrak

Current Work:

    Vice President for Planning, Development, and Quality Assurance, Associate Professor

    of Medical Informatics

Telephone and fax:

    T: +96614552796   Ext:1018   F:  +96614552597

E-mail:

Qualifications and Degrees:

    • Ph.D, Information Technology and Medical measurements, City University, United Kingdom

    • Master of Medical Systems Engineering, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

    • Bachelor of Biomedical Technology, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.

    • Diploma in Strategic Planning, the Arab Organization for Administrative Development.

Academic and Administrative Positions:

    • Advisor in the Ministry of Higher Education

    • Advisor in Health Services Council

    • Advisor for Development and Quality, King Saud University

    • Supervisor of Information Technology in university hospitals

    • Chairman and Founder of Medical Informatics Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University

    • Founder of and Supervisor on Electronic Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University

    • Medical Systems Specialist, The Military Hospital in Riyadh

    • Member of the Founding Faculty Council of the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences

    • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, King Saud University.

    • Collaborator Lecturer, Master of Health Informatics, City University, United Kingdom

Teaching at BA and MA Levels:

    • medical information systems and medical research, the basics of computers, networks in the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences

    • supervising many Masters researches in the disciplines of health informatics, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, medical science, medicine and others

Training:

    • "The Strategic Planning", Institute of Public Administration

    • "Professional Project Management"

    • " The implementation of strategic plans", Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Riyadh

    • "Planning and Implementation through the Balanced Scorecard"

    • "Course Health Administration", College of Administrative Sciences, King Saud University

    • "Medical Quality System and Medical Statistics", United Nations University

    • Participating and attending several sessions and workshops in the field of medical informatics and e-learning

Committees:

    • Member of the National e-health File, the Ministry of Health and Health Services Council

    • Member of the Standing Committee of the e-Government Transactions, King Saud University.

    • Member of the Standing Committee to Supervise the Site of King Saud University in the Global Network.

    • Member of the Committee of Medical Sciences in the Health Disciplines Board.

    • Chairman of the Committee of the  Electronic Medical Record in the university hospitals.

    • Chairman of the Committee of Digital Radiography in both; King Saud University and university hospitals.

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Business Center in the university hospitals.

    • Committee of The Educational Needs of the College of Medicine, King Saud University.

    • Standing Committee for E-learning, King Saud University.

    • member of the Founding Faculty Council of the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University • Committee of  developing faculty members of the College of Medicine, King Saud University.

    • Committee of developing the academic system, King Saud University.

    • Committee of the digital information system at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University.

    • Committee of health education in the university hospitals.

Conferences and Seminars:

    Spokesman and lecturer at many conferences in the fields of information technology,  e-learning and e-health....

    Conference, Seminars, Committees

    • Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Conference of e-Health, Australia, 2007

    • Chairman of a session and a spokesman in e-Health Conference, Italy 2011

    • Chairman of a session and a spokesman in e-learning conference, United Arab Emirates

    • Chairman of the e-Health Conference (GCC), Kuwait 2012,

    • Member of the Scientific Committee of e-Health Conference, Jordan 2012

    • Member of the Scientific Committee of Saudi e-Health Conference

Major Projects, Achievements and Awards:

    • Award of the Best Research in e-learning, the University of Hamdan Bin Mohammed , Dubai 2010

    • Award of the Best Technical Project in the care system and education of patients with chronic diseases, and Wadi Riyadh for Techno 2011

    • Award of the Best Project Engineering Technician for the Binary System, and Wadi Riyadh for Techno 2011

    • Award of the Best Electronic Medical Record Project, Dubai.

    • Developing and setting up a unit of medical informatics in the College of Medicine, King Saud University

    • Developing and supervising medical informatics course for male and female students at the College of Medicine, King Saud University

    • Developing Master of Health Informatics course in Public Health program

    • The establishment of the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King of Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences

    • Establishing a Master of Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences.

    • E-health projects in university hospitals.

Publications:

    • Al barrak AI. Information Security Behavior among Nurses in an Academic Hospital. HealthMED Journal, 2012, accepted and under publications. 

    • Al Barrak AI, Rua’a Al Yami and ArwaBamajboor. Assessment of Skills and Attitude of Dental Students and Interns toward e-learning in KSU, accepted for publications 2011. 

    • Al Barrak AI. E-learning in Medical Education and Blended learning approach” Book chapter: 147-153. “Education in a technological world: communicating current and emerging research and technological efforts” Editor: Antonio Méndez-Vilas. - Publisher: Formatex Research Center. ISBN (13): 978-84-939843-3-5. Publication date: December 2011 

    • Al Barrak AI, Rua’a Al Yami and ArwaBamajboor. Assessment of skills and attitude of dental students and interns toward dental informatics in KSU. IADIS International Conference e-Health, Rome, Italy, 2011. 

    •Albarrak AI. Evaluation of users Information Security Practices at King Saud University Hospitals. Global Business and Management Research. Vol. 3 No. 1, 1-6, 2011. 

    •Albarrak AI, El-Azab SM. E-Health Quality and Key Performance Indicators. 5th Quality Conference in Middle east, 636-645, Dubai, 2011 

    •Albarrak AI, Almulhem J., Alfraikh SH, Alotaibi M. Relationship between Patients’ Understanding of Treatment Plan and Medication Compliance. 3rd e-health Conference in Middle east, 89-100, Dubai, 2011 

    •Albarrak AI. E-learning in medical education. 3rd Regional Conference, Kuwait, 2011 

    •Albarrak AI, Aboalsamh HA, Abouzahra M. Evaluating learning management systems for University medical education. International Conference on Education and Management Technology (ICEMT), 672 – 677, 2-4 Nov. 2010. 

    •Albarrak AI. An eLearning Approach to Integrate Hospital Information Systems in Medical Education, The Seventh International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society, 16-17 December 2010. 

    •Albarrak AI. Extending Medical E-learning Systems by Integration of Hospital Information Systems. International Journal of E-learning and Higher Education, Volume 2, October, 2010. 

    •Albarrak AI. Assessment of Medical Informatics Skills of Undergraduate Medical Students at College of Medicine, King Saud University. Journal of Administrative science. 7 (1), 2010. 

    •Albarrak AI. Designing E-learning System in Medical Education: A Case Study. International Journal of Excellence in Healthcare Management, 3 (1): 1-8. UAE, 2010 

    •Albarrak AI. Integrating Smart Classroom in Medical Education; 3rd forum on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East, Dubai, UAE, (February 1-3 2010). 

    •Albarrak AI, and Hanan Al-Ghammas. The Role of Information Technology in Medical and Patient Education. Cairo Dental Journal 25 (1): 105-108, 2009. 

    •Albarrak AI. Extending Medical E-learning Systems by Integration of Hospital Information Systems. International Journal of E-learning and Higher Education, Volume 2, October, 2010, Malaysia 

    •Albarrak AI. Extending Medical E-learning Systems by Integration of Hospital Information Systems. International Journal of E-learning and Higher Education, Volume 2, October, 2010, Malaysia 

    •Albarrak AI, Integrating Smart Classroom in Medical Education; 3rd forum on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East, Dubai, UAE, (February 1-3 2010) 

    •Albarrak AI, AbdulrahmanAlsughayr and Alia Alzawawi. Attitude of general practitioners toward online continuing medical education. Egyptian dental journal 55: 1513-1519, 2009. 

    •Albarrak AI. "Medical informatics in undergraduate medical study"; Technology and Health Care; Volume 13, Issue 5(December 2005); Pages: 356 – 357 

    •Albarrak AI, Luzio SD, Owens DR and Hovorka R. "Evaluation of cold two compartment minimal model in type 2 diabetes," in Feng, D. F. and Carson, E. R. (eds.) Modeling and Control in Biomedical Systems, Proceedings of the 5th IFAC Symposium Oxford: Elsevier, 2003, pp. 445-450 

    •Albarrak AI, Luzio SD, Chassin LJ, Playle RA, Owens DR and Hovorka R. Associations of glucose control with insulin sensitivity and pancreatic beta-cell responsiveness in newly presenting type 2 diabetes. J ClinEndocrinolMetab 87: 198-203, 2002 

    •Albarrak, A. I. S., Luzio, S. D., Hovorka, R., and Owens, D. R. Pancreatic β-cell responsiveness during mtt and ogtt in type 2 diabetes subjects. Diabet.Med. 19(2), 16. 2002 

    •Albarrak A, Luzio SD, Hovorka R and Owens DR. Full phase insulin response is more closely associated with deteriorated glucose control than first phase insulin response in newly presenting Type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia 45: 439, 2002 

    •Hovorka R, Albarrak A, Chassin L, Luzio SD, Playle R and Owens DR. Relationship between beta-cell responsiveness and fasting plasma glucose in Caucasian subjects with newly presenting type 2 diabetes. Diabet Med 18: 797-802, 2001 

    •Albarrak, AIS, Luzio, S. D., Hovorka, R., Playle, R., and Owens, D. R. Reproducibility and Comparability of Pancreatic beta-cell Responsiveness during MTT and OGTT in Healthy Subjects. Diabet.Med. 18(1), 136. 2001 

    •Albarrak AIS, Luzio SD, Playle R, Hovorka R and Owens DR. Pancreatic beta-cell responsiveness is reproducible in type 2 diabetes during MTT. Diabetes 50: A508-A509, 2001 

    •Agbaje S, Playle R, Luzio SD, Albarrak AIS, Lunn DJ, Owens DR and Hovorka R. Population approach to estimate insulin sensitivity and glucose effectiveness by minimal model. Diabetologia 44: 211, 2001 

    •Albarrak AIS, Luzio SD, Playle R, Hovorka R and Owens DR. Reproducibility of pancreatic beta-cell responsiveness during MTT and OGTT in healthy subjects. Diabetologia 44: 524, 2001 

    •Hovorka, R., Albarrak, AIS, Chassin, L., Luzio, S. D., Playle, R., and Owens, D. R. Close association between -cell responsiveness and fasting glucose in subjects with newly presenting Type 2 Diabetes. Diabet.Med. 17(1), 136. 2000 

    •Albarrak, A. I. S., Luzio, S. D., Chassin, L., Playle, R., Owens, D. R., and Hovorka, R. Explaining inter-individual variability of clinical measures of diabetes control in newly presenting type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine 16 (Suppl 1), 46. 1999 

    • Owens DR, Albarrak AIS, Luzio SD, Chassin LJ, Playle R and Hovorka R. Relationships between clinical measures of diabetes control, and insulin sensitivity and pancreatic responsiveness in newly presenting type 2 diabetes. Diabetes 48: 1298, 1999