Healthcare Analytics & Management Initiative

‘transforming healthcare together’

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
  • Workshops
  • 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.

Executive Board
 Student Chapter
  • Dounia Marbouh (Student Chapter Leader)
  • Sumaya Qambar Ghulamalmaazmi

Research Projects

  • Project Title: IoT-Driven Blockchain Solution for Superior Management of Healthcare Supply Chain and Medical Data
    • Investigators: Khaled Salah, Raja Jayaraman, Yousof Al Hammadi, Mecit Can Emre Simsekler
  • Project Title: Improving Value Added Space Utilization in Outpatient Clinics Using Lean Solutions
    • Investigators: Raja Jayaraman, Mecit Can Emre Simsekler, Kudret Demirli
    • Industrial Sponsor: Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
    • Collaborators: Dr Emin Murat Tuzcu (CCAD), Husam Ghalib (CCAD), Dimi Quraini (CCAD)
  • Project Title: Application of Machine Learning Tools in Safety Culture Survey Datasets
    • Investigators: Mecit Can Emre Simsekler, Raja Jayaraman
    • Collaborators: Dr Al Ozonoff (Harvard Medical School & Boston Children’s Hospital), Dr Samer Ellaham (CCAD)
  • Project Title: Evaluation of Blockchain Technology in Patient Safety Context
    • Investigators: Mecit Can Emre Simsekler, Raja Jayaraman
    • Collaborators: Dr Samer Ellaham (CCAD)

Student-led Projects

  • Project Title: Implementation of System Modelling Techniques in Lean Healthcare Applications
    • Students: Maitha Al Kaabi
    • Advisors: Mecit Can Emre Simsekler, Raja Jayaraman
    • Industrial Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Project Title: Improving Clinical Trial Data Management using Blockchain Technology
    • Students: Ilhaam A Omar
    • Advisors: Raja Jayaraman, Khaled Salah, Mecit Can Emre Simsekler
  • Project Title: Implication of Safety Culture on Medical Errors
    • Students: Bakhita Al Derei
    • Advisors: Mecit Can Emre Simsekler, Clarence Rodrigues
  • Project Title: Evaluating Patient Experience in Hospitals via Machine Learning
    • Students: Noura Al Hashmi
    • Advisors: Mecit Can Emre Simsekler, Nelson King, Elie Azar
    • Industrial Sponsor: Mubadala Healthcare
  • Project Title: Improving Waiting Time at the Digestive Diseases Institute
    • Students: Alhanouf Y. Alhammadi, Fatima H. Alhammadi, Safa T. Alkhajeh, Malak F. Sumaidaa
    • Advisors: Heungjo An, Nelson King
    • Industrial Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Project Title: Improving & Optimizing the Flow of Materials and Information in the Supply Chain Process
    • Students: Eiman A. Abdulla Salem, Mariam A. Almuhairi, Sheikha A. Almutawa, Shurouq B. Bader
    • Advisors: Andrei Sleptchenko, Nelson King
    • Industrial Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Project Title: Evaluating the Insurance Clearance Process in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
    • Students: Asma Bensahraoui, Amna A. Bin Kenaid, Lughain Y. Ali
    • Advisors: Andrei Sleptchenko, Nelson King
    • Industrial Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Project Title: Cyclical Demand Workflow Optimization
    • Students: Mohammad A. Alalami, Mariam R. Alshamsi, Mohamed K. Ballaith, Ameera Ali Bawazir
    • Advisors: Andrei Sleptchenko, Nelson King
    • Industrial Sponsor: Capital Health Screening
  • Project Title: Order Picking Efficiency for Kanban Orders
    • Students: Mariam A. Alabboodi,Alanood T. Alajami, Fatima A. Alseiari, Khadija M. Mohamed Jumaa
    • Advisors: Jaby Mohammed, Nelson King
    • Industrial Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi


Selected publications by members of the HAMI

Contact us!

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 (emre.simsekler@ku.ac.ae).

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