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Saba Akbar is a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has experience working as a surgical nurse and a patient safety coordinator at a tertiary care hospital overseas. During her time in North Carolina, she worked as a program coordinator and research assistant at the Carolina Digital Health Research Initiative. She also is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).

Currently, Saba is enrolled in a PhD program at Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute for Health Innovation, Macquarie University. Her project looks at ways to integrate artificial intelligence into computerized decision support systems for nurses, to make them more efficient. Her research is supported by the Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship.

Education/Academic qualification

Biomedical and health informatics, Professional Sciences Masters


Health and hospital management, Master of Business Administration


Nursing, Bachelors of Science, Aga Khan University


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Research Outputs 2018 2020

Open Access
Mobile Applications
Mandatory Reporting

How safe is mhealth? Concerns about patient-facing mobile health applications and their consequences

Akbar, S., Coiera, E. & Magrabi, F., 18 Sep 2018, In : International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 30, Supplement 2, p. 49-50 2 p., ISQUA18-1534.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearchpeer-review

Mobile Applications
Bibliographic Databases

Safety concerns with consumer-facing mobile health applications and their consequences.

Akbar, S., Chen, J. A., Laranjo, L., Lau, A. Y. S., Coiera, E. & Magrabi, F., 2018. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

Mobile Applications
Patient Safety
Administrative Personnel


Merit-based award

Saba Akbar (Recipient), 2017


Publication Prize

Saba Akbar (Recipient), 3 Dec 2019