Dr. Mowafa Househ

Associate Professor , Department of Health Informatics, the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, KSAU-HS

Dr. Mowafa Househ is an Associate Professor  at the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Househ is also an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria School of Health Information Science, BC, Canada. Dr. Househ is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Health Informatics in developing countries.

Dr. Househ worked as a planning and research analyst with the Northern Health Authority and an instructor at the University of Northern British Columbia, in Prince George, BC, Canada, prior to coming to Saudi Arabia.

Prior to his work at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Dr. Househ completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta and his Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. Househ was accepted to the University Of Victoria School Of Health Information Science (Victoria, Canada) in 2004. During his first year, Dr. Househ received the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee award to carry out his research on the evaluation of common drug review dissemination strategies and use of evidence by drug plans using virtual networking tools. Dr. Househ completed his Doctoral work in 2009.

Dr. Househ has also edited one book through IOS press on the subject of international health informatics and is currently working on his second book on Social Media and Mobile Technologies in Healthcare to be published through IGI Global in 2014. Dr. Househ is also working on his third book on Global Health and Informatics to be published in 2015 through IGI global. Dr. Househ has also published in leading health informatics journals such as the International Journal of Medical Informatics, The Yearbook of Medical Informatics, Applied Clinical Informatics, and the Health Informatics Journal.

Dr. Househ’s primary research interests are around the use of information and communication technologies to empower patients and clinicians. Dr. Househ’s doctoral work focused on the empowerment of pharmacists, physicians, and academics in the use of collaborative technologies to facilitate knowledge translation research. His current work revolves on empowering patients through the use of social media, mobile health, and personal health records.

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