Dr. Ahmed Alqatahni

Data Governance and Policy Manager, Gulf Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Co-founder and Vice-President, Saudi Health Information Management Association | Regional Director for EMRO, International Federation of Health Information Association

Dr. Ahmed AlHatlan is the data governance and policy manager at Gulf Center for disease control and prevention (Gulf CDC). He is also the co-founder and vice-president of the Saudi Health Information Management Association (SHIMA) and the Regional Director for EMRO at the International Federation of Health Information Association (IFHIMA).
Ahmed has over 21 years of experience in health information management, casemix, classification systems, hospital management, data governance, privacy, change management, and policy development, in addition to experience in developing and evaluating strategies. He worked in many governmental, NGO, and private health sectors.
Ahmed participates in many national and international professional and scientific committees and has discussed many scientific theses at international conferences. He also contributed to publishing many research papers in several refereed scientific journals related to health information.

Dr. AlHatlan holds a bachelor’s degree in health information management and a master’s in health services management, Curtin University, Australia. In addition to many professional accreditations such as Certified Strategy Development Professional (CSP), Certified Professional in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRCP), Certified Health Information Manager (CHIM), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).