Dr Hamish Fraser

Associate Professor of eHealth
@ University of Leeds

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  • Bio

Dr. Fraser trained in General Medicine, Cardiology and Knowledge Based Systems at Edinburgh University, and completed a fellowship in Clinical Decision Making and Cardiology at MIT and the New England Medical Center, Boston, USA. His work has led to the migration of medical informatics tools and expertise from high income countries to some of the most challenging environments in low and middle income countries(LMICs). For twelve years he was the Director of Informatics at the Healthcare NGO Partners In Health, Founded by Paul Farmer and Jim Kim. There he led the development of web-based electronic medical record systems, mobile health tools, data analysis tools, and pharmacy systems in Peru, Haiti, Rwanda, Malawi and the Philippines. With colleagues in the US and South Africa he co-founded OpenMRS, a broad international collaboration to develop a flexible, modular open source medical record system platform for use in LMICs, now used in over 50 countries. He was also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School from 2006 – 2015. He teaches courses on Global eHealth at MIT, Leeds and Edinburgh Universities and recently co-authored a text book on this field. His main academic focus is in the evaluation of medical information systems particularly in LMICs, and understanding the impact of information and communications on quality of healthcare world wide. He also focusses on improvement of care for non-communicable diseases particularly Heart Disease.

  • My Previous Events

  • Digital Healthcare Revolution: Harnessing NHS Technology

    • 25-02-2016
    • 08:30 - 16:00
    • The Royal National Hotel, London