Friday, April 17, 2009

PW&WCBA June 2009 Speaker Profile: Asif Ahmad

Asif Ahmad
VP Diagnostic Services & CIO,
Duke University Health
System & Duke University
Medical Center

Asif Ahmad is vice president for Diagnostic Services and chief information officer for Duke University Health System and Duke University Medical Center. He provides leadership, direction, and strategic planning for the information technology staff and functions in support of the Health System. Through his leadership the Health System’s diverse technology resources have been united in name and spirit under the moniker Duke Health Technology Solutions (DHTS). As the Vice President Diagnostic Services he is responsible for developing the overall strategy of diagnostic support for DUHS, these services include Radiology and Clinical Labs/Pathology. Mr. Ahmad also provides leadership and direction over medical technology and clinical engineering. Additionally, Mr. Ahmad is responsible for overseeing the Health Information Management group for the health system.

Mr. Ahmad earned a double bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and telecommunications at the University of Engineering and Technology of Lahore, Pakistan, and earned an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and an M.B.A. at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He came to Duke by way of The Ohio State University Health System where he received the highest national award for excellence in computerization of the patient record - The Nicholas E. Davies Award. He and DUHS were profiled by InformationWeek magazine in their September 2005 issue as 500 top innovators in the IT Industry (1 of 42 in Healthcare). He also received the 2001, 2002 and 2005 Most Wired Health System Award, which awards the top 100 hospitals nationally, and the 2002 Innovator Award, American Hospitals Association for excellence in wireless and online patient care workflow. He is a board member of the National Alliance Health Information Technology.

For more information about the June 2009 event, please visit our website.

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