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Dr. Mohamed Khalifa works currently as Health Analytics Researcher at the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He worked over the last 5 years as Consultant and Director of Medical and Clinical Informatics at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is also a Part Time Instructor at the AUC – American University in Cairo, Egypt, teaching Health Information Management, Healthcare Management and Healthcare Quality Management. He worked as an Independent Consultant for Health, Medical and Clinical Information Systems Projects, Healthcare Management Projects and Healthcare Quality Management Projects since 2002.


Dr. Khalifa served at many consultant jobs for both local and international healthcare organizations and health information technology and systems vendors. His current work is focused mainly on developing the utilization of health information resources in improving the performance of hospitals and healthcare services through evidence based operational and strategic healthcare management. He has many publications on improving healthcare performance using health analytics and informatics applications. Besides academic undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, Dr. Khalifa works in the field of training healthcare professionals on using health information resources and health analytics. His main areas of research include; developing healthcare management and healthcare quality management, hospital information systems and electronic medical records development, implementation and evaluation, clinical decision support systems, e-health and telemedicine.


Dr. Khalifa got his MBBCh qualification – Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery from Ain Shams University in 1999, Post Graduate Diploma of Healthcare and Hospital Management from the American University in Cairo, Egypt in 2004 and MSc – Master of Science in Health Informatics from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom in 2012. His PhD research at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia is about “Utilizing Health Analytics in Improving the Performance of Hospitals and Healthcare Services”. Dr. Khalifa is an MRCSEd – Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and he is also a CPHIMS – Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems, an Accredited CPHIMS Trainer and an Advisor on the Technical Committee of the CPHIMS exam, HIMSS - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, United States. Besides being a registered member in the HIMSS and the AHIMA – American Health Information Management Association, United States.

Education/Academic qualification

University of Edinburgh

1 Sep 20091 Oct 2012

Award Date: 1 Oct 2012

HIMSS - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, United States

1 Aug 2012

Award Date: 1 Oct 2012

The American University

1 Sep 20011 Apr 2004

Award Date: 1 Apr 2004

Ain Shams University

1 Sep 199328 Feb 2001

Award Date: 28 Feb 2001

External positions

Consultant, Medical and Clinical Informatics

15 Jul 201215 Feb 2017

Healthcare Management Instructor

1 Jan 201115 Feb 2017

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Research Output

  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution

The potential of social media and internet-based data in preventing and fighting infectious diseases: from internet to twitter

Al-Surimi, K., Khalifa, M., Bahkali, S., EL-Metwally, A. & Househ, M., 2017, Emerging and Re-emerging Viral Infections: Advances in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health. Rezza, G. & Ippolito, G. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, Vol. 6. p. 131-139 9 p. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; vol. 972).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

  • Improving laboratory results turnaround time by reducing pre analytical phase

    Khalifa, M. & Khalid, P., 2014, Integrating information technology and management for quality of care. Mantas, J., Househ, M. S. & Hasman, A. (eds.). IOS Press, Vol. 202. p. 71-74 4 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 202).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review