Consulting and Advising

Advising organizations and providing them with professional consultation in areas of knowledge management, eHealth, health informatics, medical informatics, medical librarianship, health information systems, computer-based library systems, data management, intellectual property management, knowledge translation, and open access publishing..

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Teaching, Mentoring and Training.

Teaching in higher education institutions for mainly postgraduate students, providing individualized mentoring and group training to staff of knowledge based organizations, libraries and health information systems managers. Engaging human resources management departments in the process of knowledge management is essential. Building bridges between content providers and information technology managers is another focus of capacity building in institutions.

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Research and Development.

Conducting research aimed at creating new knowledge or strengthening existing knowledge bases in the different components of the knowledge cycle. Research in cross-cutting areas especially that knowledge management is multidisciplinary by nature. Teaming up with researchers from other disciplines to create evidence on how knowledge management can add value to the body of knowledge in other disciplines.

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Voluntary Work.

Providing voluntary services to knowledge based organizations at local, national, regional and international levels. This may include speaking at scientific conferences and meetings, peer-reviewing of papers, writing up editorial pieces, membership in editorial boards and governing bodies, sponsored training by non-government organizations and advisory support

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For many library and information specialists in the Arab world CDS/ISIS has been an example of the integrated systems as it stands for “Integrated Set of Information Systems “. Integration allows for different parts to function as one in which data from one part can be used by the other. Integration is different from interoperability.

National eHealth Strategy

Development of a national eHealth strategy is the cornerstone for seamless integration of eHealth in the national health system. WHO and ITU developed an excellent tool titled “National eHealth Strategy Development Toolkit” to assist ministries of health, ministries of information and communication and other stakeholders in countries to work together to develop such strategy. See more details.

Computer-Based Library and information Systems

Library automation and computerization of health records have been around for many years. Such systems have different names and a huge range of functionalities based on needs, budget, technology, etc. Each one of them has its life cycle and clientele. One in libraries and one healthcare institutions. Web-based systems, multilingual, customizable, etc. are just examples of what they are.

Information Literacy

Supporting information literacy among users has been one major activity that libraries and information systems have been doing for many years. The aim is to ensure that people have the competencies to recognize their information needs, the capacity to locate information, evaluate it and use it.