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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 worked as a surgical nurse, nurse instructor and patient safety coordinator at different tertiary care hospitals 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 PhD in health innovation 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, Safety of health apps


Award Date: 13 May 2018

Health and hospital management, Master of Business Administration, Impact of hospital structure on quality of nursing care


Award Date: 15 Aug 2015

Nursing, Bachelors of Science, Aga Khan University


Award Date: 12 Nov 2011


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