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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


Health and hospital management, Master of Business Administration


Nursing, Bachelors of Science, Aga Khan University


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Research Outputs

Open Access
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    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 abstract

  • Prizes

    Merit-based award

    Saba Akbar (Recipient), 2017


    Publication Prize

    Saba Akbar (Recipient), 3 Dec 2019