Dr. Ahmed Morsy received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, USA, in 1998. He currently holds the position of Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Cairo University. He is also the founder of Nebras Technology, a healthcare information management solutions provider. Dr. Morsy is the Vice Chairman of the Healthcare Governance and Transparency Association (HeGTA) and the founder of the Cairo IEEE EMBS chapter. He currently serves as Deputy Editor in Chief of the IEEE Pulse Magazine and Associate Editor of the IEEE Access Megajournal. From 1998 to 2002 he was Lead R&D Engineer at Philips Medical Systems in Seattle, USA. From 2002 to 2004 he was the General Manger of IBE Technologies, Egypt. From 2004 to 2006 he served as Senior Advisor on IT Strategy Planning to the Chairman of Egypt Post. He held the position of Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Innovation Center in Cairo from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Morsy has several international publications and United States patents. His research interests include sleep quality assessment, diabetes, and national level health information management.
Designed to assist with the administrative burden of patient care and practice management, Dock Health is a secure collaboration and task management platform. Ahmed Morsy, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Pulse, spoke with Michael Docktor about the potential this platform has to assist with patient management tasks and ease the stress of clinician and administrative burnout.
As scholars have predicted and researchers have now shown, we are entering an age of global artificial intelligence convergence. Health care is just one area in which AI is gaining a foothold, as evidenced by two parallel conferences held in March 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first of these was the annual meeting of the Hospital Information and Management Systems Society; the second was a more focused, engineering-oriented conference on biomedical health informatics and biosensor networks.
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