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Abbas Shojaee replied to neil lehrer's discussion what databases do EHR systems use?
"Mostly RDBMSs , but because of inefficiencies, different NoSQL DBMSs like ODBMSs, vertical DBMSs, Adjacency lists and graphDBs are emerging to the field specially on more recent products."
Jan 14
Abbas Shojaee liked Bob Hoyt's blog post US Electronic Health Record Adoption: What Are The Facts?
Jul 21, 2012
Abbas Shojaee commented on Chris Paton's blog post Health Informatics "Hiring Spree": Demand for Health Informatics Workers Grows
"I found that there are two serious problems regarding the quality of healthcare informatics experts in most of areas: 1- Biomedical/Health Informatics literature and standards already got huge. Naturally to deal with it at academic and practical…"
Apr 2, 2012
Shiva Faramarzi liked Abbas Shojaee's blog post Hakim is introduced in The Best of World's Electronic Content.
Feb 19, 2012
Abbas Shojaee replied to Chris Paton's discussion Does the end of Google health mean the end of the PHR concept and the rise of Patient Portals?
"I think they learned good stuff and soon Google will return back to the field with a different strategy but with the same objective and somewhat similar product."
Feb 4, 2012
Peter Groen replied to Abbas Shojaee's discussion Open source crusade, Cons and Pros?
"There are now thousands of hospitals and clinics around the world using open source Health IT solutions. They are using EMR systems such as OpenMRS, OpenEMR, VistA, OSCAR, RPMS, FreeMed, and more. There are open source systems for medical imaging,…"
Jan 12, 2012
Abbas Shojaee replied to Chris Paton's discussion Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?
"This claim seems much like those immature expectations in 1960 anticipating that very soon, computers will replace experts. Early hypes terminated in so many small technical difficulties that couldn't get solved for 5 decades now. A decade of…"
Jan 12, 2012
Chris Paton replied to Abbas Shojaee's discussion I think that yet we do not have a proper actionable standard for EHR, do you agree?
"Hi Abbas,   I think there is defintely the opportunity for a new agile standard but healthcare moves so slowly I'm not that hopeful in the short term!   Another factor influencing current standards is the influence of governments…"
Aug 21, 2011

Profile Information

About Me:
Data scientist - Health Informatics expert

+Instructor of Health Informatics

My students and I are conducting research on:
1- Semantic Search Engines in Biomedical literature.
2- Data Mining in Healthcare.
3- Theory of Neural networks, Fuzzy logic, Formal languages and Automata, Chaos, Computational complexities.
What is your interest in Health Informatics?
Healthcare Analytic, EHR, Interoperability standards
What is your profession?

Abbas Shojaee's Blog

Enhancing to HL7 security model

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 6:00am 0 Comments

We just finished enhancing Hakim EHR security model to an advanced implementation of HL7 security concept and model. Mainly it consists of Role based, User specific and Context security schema and their interacting rules.

Adapting to OPEN EHR Archetypes

Posted on February 20, 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

We just started adapting Hakim EHR to Open EHR archetypes. As our design has been based on similar concepts, I think soon we will have it implemented for EMR templates of 35 different sub specialties.

"Time boxing" is going to be presented

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Our invention is going to be presented, in 12th International Congress of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation. Kish Island - 16-18 December 2009.

Oral presentation: December the 18th, 12:00 am.

"Time Boxing a New Technique to Cure Missing Data of Chronic Studies, While Minimizing Information Lost and Perturbation: Implementation in Iran Peritoneal Dialysis Registry (IPDR), Shafa CAPD Research Center"

Please kindly find further information in… Continue

Hakim is introduced in The Best of World's Electronic Content.

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

Dear my colleagues/ friends:

I am glad to inform that our EHR product, HAKIM, and its rich, high quality content in more than 36 sub specialties, is elected as one of the Best World's eContent, by the jury of UN WSIS and introduced in related book.



Neural network team

Posted on May 9, 2009 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Our research team on applications of KBN (knowledge base neural network) in MedicoHealth informatics has almost accomplished its trainings. We are preparing to start planned researches but we are still open to new members who are ready for a study sprint.

A new technique to deal with missing data

Posted on February 27, 2009 at 5:30am 1 Comment

Recently we succeed completing 2 years work for inventing a new technique to reduce the adverse effect of Missing Data in Iran Peritoneal Dialysis registry. The technique which we named it Time-lining can significantly cure data who comes from disease registries and EHRs. It helped us to get rid of using Imputation and also relying on aggregate functions (e.g. mean) to deal with incomplete data. We also embed it in Hakim EHR.

Enhancing OLAP in Diabetes Registry

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 10:54am 0 Comments

We are now enhancing the OLAP models of IDR (Iran Diabetes Registry) and streamlining an end to end process, from data entry to generation of automated descriptive analysis documents. Thankfully, I am eager to hear your ideas on that.

SNOMED CT adoption

Posted on February 13, 2009 at 5:30am 0 Comments

We just finished adopting SNOMED CT in Hakim EHR. Now we are planning to start the process of porting all of 26 legacy sub specialty templates (60000 fields) to SNOMED CT concepts. It will contain almost 800000 EHRs and 110 millions of measurements.

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At 1:38pm on November 7, 2013, Mandana Salimi said…

Hi ,I am Iranian ,currently pursuing my education in biomedical informatics .Me and my professor are interested in conducting a research related to biomedical informatics in Iran.Please let me know if we can talk about it in more details.

At 12:41pm on March 11, 2010, Mark Evans said…
Abbas, I was worling on a care planning application but the role now is more about converting data into information for health program planning/reporting. You might want to check out the CAT tool at
At 6:35am on November 27, 2009, John Sharp said…
The link to my blog appears to be working now.
At 10:32am on September 27, 2009, manju soni said…
Dear Abbas
Thanks for your concern. please let me know about your project
At 9:31pm on April 10, 2009, manju soni said…
dear abbas hi
i am a physician working in field of clinical research and clinical medicine. i also associated with an ngo working in field of patient education and councelling , i need your valuable suggetions to develop a network of specialist doctors on net so that we can consult patients problem to field expert. we are doing this work on no profit basis.
At 11:19am on March 2, 2009, Allan P. Weeks said…
Thank you for the positive response. Unless someone has been "burned" by an IT project gone bad, most IT, business and many legal personnel do not think that the IT contract is either important or helpful.
Best regards, Allan
At 1:57am on February 28, 2009, iphetamine said…
Hello Doctor,

From your vast accomplishments in the field, can you please give your input to my thread here:

Also, I noticed your site is under construction, so if you need I could help out. :)
At 7:05pm on February 19, 2009, DR.NILOUFAR MASOORI said…
dear dr.Shojaee
i,d like to collaborate on this project too , so please tell me more what do you want to do ?
sincerely yours
At 11:12am on February 19, 2009, Dr Vikas Gaur said…
Hi Dr Abbas

I will do that with pleasure.


At 7:58pm on February 14, 2009, Chris Paton said…
Thanks Abbas, unfortunately this site is hosted using Ning, so I can't test on a non-live version. Hopefully the site should be looking more familiar now.


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