The Healthcare Analytics & Management Initiative (HAMI) is a platform to exchange ideas, learn, be inspired, and inspire.
Healthcare field is undergoing a major transformation on quality, efficiency and cost. Working in partnership with national and international organisations, the HAMI boosts research activity to drive transformational system innovation and improvement.
With full support and encouragement from the local and international partners, the HAMI leads and explores innovative approaches to enhance the value of healthcare delivery. Using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, the HAMI focuses on various areas with the research expertise, as follows:
- Healthcare Analytics and Management
- Healthcare Operations Management
- Healthcare Supply Chain Management
- Healthcare Systems Engineering
- Healthcare Operations Research
- Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
- Healthcare Risk Management
- Lean Six Sigma Applications
- Healthcare Simulation
- Healthcare Information Technology
- Health Economics & Policy
- Human Factors & Ergonomics
- Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Blockchain Applications in Healthcare
With the existing strength of the KU in the healthcare field with various research activities and collaborations, the HAMI will have a unique position to make further impactful contribution to both academic excellence and practical solutions to healthcare challenges.
The HAMI Student Chapter
Good news for students! The HAMI is here to support and inspire students. We welcome all students who are interested in healthcare innovation and improvement. Supports include in-depth training, workshops, and expert resources. Students may contact us to know more about the HAMI and student events.
We aim to organize regular events to better engage researchers and healthcare stakeholders. As below, you can find various activities that the HAMI organises.
- Seminars & Conferences
- Training activities
- Healthcare Facility Tours
Who we are
The HAMI was mainly founded by the faculty at the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The ISyE department offers state of the art facilities for faculty, academic staff and students to work in. The faculty at ISyE conduct high-impact research in methodological areas such as optimization, data analytics, machine learning, stochastic systems, simulation, human factors, statistics; and application-driven areas such as supply chain management and logistics, energy, and sustainable systems engineering. In particular, the ISyE department has extensive lab facilities, as below, that provide computing tools, resources and environment for collaborative healthcare research.
- Supply Chain & Operations Research Lab (SCORE)
- Human Factors Lab
- Mini-Factory Lab
- Industrial Visualization Lab
We also offer a range of courses on healthcare that help drive teaching efforts in parallel with our research activities.
- Healthcare Analytics & Management
- Healthcare Operations Management
- Healthcare Information Systems
- Lean Service Systems
With an extensive network and collaboration with local and international partners, we aim to catalyse the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.
We also have a group of experts in our advisory board, who strengthen the initiative with their immense guidance and support.
- Dounia Marbouh (Student Chapter Leader)
- Sumaya Qambar Ghulamalmaazmi
Selected publications by members of the HAMI
- Simsekler MCE, Gurses AP, Smith BE, Ozonoff A. The Integration of Multiple Methods in Identifying Patient Safety Risks, Safety Science, 2019;118:530-537
- Alibasic A, Simsekler MCE, Kurfess T, Woon WL, Omar MA. Utilizing data science techniques to analyze skill and demand changes in health care occupations (forthcoming at Soft Computing)
- Ellahham S, Ellahham N, Simsekler, MCE. The Application of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Safety Context: Opportunities and Challenges (forthcoming at American Journal of Medical Quality)
- Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Evaluation of System Mapping Approaches in Identifying Patient Safety Risks, The International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2018;30(3):227–233
- Simsekler MCE, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Design for Patient Safety: A Systems-based Risk Identification Framework, Ergonomics. 2018;61(8):1046-1064
- Simsekler MCE, Kaya GK, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Evaluating Inputs of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in Identifying Patient Safety Risks, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, forthcoming
- Simsekler MCE. The Link between Healthcare Risk Identification and Patient Safety Culture, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, forthcoming
- Simsekler MCE, Card AJ, Ruggeri K, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. A comparison of the methods used to support risk identification for patient safety in one UK NHS foundation trust. Clinical Risk. 2015;21:37–46
- Simsekler MCE, Card AJ, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Trust-Level Risk Identification Guidance in the NHS East of England. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine. 2015;27(2):67–76
- Kurutkan MN, Usta E, Orhan F, Simsekler MCE. Application of the IHI Global Trigger Tool in measuring the adverse event rate in a Turkish healthcare setting. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine. 2015;27(1):11–21
- Card AJ, Simsekler MCE, Clark M, Ward JR, Clarkson PJ. Use of the Generating Options for Active Risk Control (GO-ARC) Technique can lead to more robust risk control options. The International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine. 2014;26(4):199–211
- Yetisen AK, Martinez-Hurtado JL, da Cruz Vasconcellos F, Simsekler MCE, Akram MS, Lowe CR. The regulation of mobile medical applications. Lab Chip. 2014 Mar 7;14(5):833–40
- Jayaraman, R., Salah, K., and King, N. “Improving Opportunities in Healthcare Supply Chain Processes via the Internet of Things and Blockchain Technology,” International Journal Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 14(2), 49-65, April-June 2019.
- Malik, T. Mudassar I and Jayaraman, R. “Optimal control with multiple human papilloma vaccines,” Journal of Theoretical Biology, 393, 179-193, 2016.
- Jayaraman, R., Pazour, J., Rardin, R.L., Varghese, V., and Buyurgan, N. “An Exploratory Pilot Study on Supply Chain Data Standards in a Hospital Pharmacy”, Engineering Management Journal, 27(3), 141-151, 2015.
- Taha, K.S., Jayaraman, R., and Yoo, P. “A Classifier System for Determining the Functions of Un-annotated Proteins based on their Semantic Similarities with GO Annotation Terms”, Journal of Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine, 6(8), 879-883, 2014
- Jayaraman, R., Rardin, R.L., Buyurgan, N., Varghese, V. and Burbano, A. “A Decision Support Tool for Healthcare Providers to evaluate Readiness and Impacts of Supply Chain Data Standards Adoption”, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 3(2), 110-126, 2013. (Highlighted in Industrial Engineer for impactful practical research)
- Buyurgan, N., Rardin, R.L., Jayaraman, R., Varghese, V. and Burbano, A. “A Novel GS1 Data Standards Adoption Roadmap for Healthcare Providers”, International Journal Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 6(4), 42-59, 2011.
- Azad B and King N (2008) Enacting computer workarounds within a medication dispensing system. European Journal of Information Systems 17(3), 264–278.
- King N (2008) Operational stakeholder relationships in the deployment of a data storage grid for clinical image backup and recovery. Communications of the Association for Information Systems 23(1), 1-16.
- King N (2014) Expanding the boundaries of clinical informatics for interdisciplinary systems research. Health Systems 3(1), 1-11.
- King N, Christie T and Alami K M (2007) Process implications of e-prescribing information integration models: United states versus a middle east approach. E-service Journal 5(3), 15-38.
The HAMI is not a platform with walls but a bridge for better communication and collaboration. We welcome anyone to contribute to transform healthcare for all!
If you would like to engage and collaborate with the HAMI, and hear more about our activities, we encourage you to contact with us (email@example.com).