Dr. Amr A. Jamal

Amr has been the chairman of the family & community medicine department at college King Saud University,RIYADH, Saudi Arabia since 2018. He is a practicing consultant family physician and associate professor of clinical informatics and family medicine. He holds three boards in family practice and a Master of Biomedical & health informatics from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Amr is a core faculty member at the King Saud University, teaching clinical informatics, family medicine, research methodology and medical ethics courses at the colleges of medicine and dentistry. Amr is the founder program director of the Master of Health Informatics in King Saud University since 2012-2017. Besides, he works as the General Secretariat Consultant for e-Learning, and digital transformation and the chairman of the National Health Informatics advisory committee and the medical coding national committee in the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since 2016. Also, he is an active Surveyor for health care facilities seeking accreditation by the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Health Care Institutions (CBAHI), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Amr represents the Ministry of Education in both of the Saudi National Center for Health Information and The National Center for Evidence-based Health Practice, Saudi Medical Council, Riyadh. He contributed to publishing two books, three book-chapters, 22 original articles, 18 abstracts in the field of clinical informatics, clinical decision support systems, professionalism, and medical education. He has been appointed as the chairman of the scientific committee of the HIMSS-Saudi Conference in 2018 and 2019. He was involved in the planning and implementation of the electronic health records in three healthcare organizations in the country, and the health-sciences content in the Saudi Digital Library (SDL). He is mainly interested in how clinicians make decisions with the assistance of technology, and how these decisions can influence healthcare quality.

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