Hosna Salmani, PhD

WHO Technical Advisory Group Expert | Global Thought Leader | HealthTech Professional | Award Winner | Keynote Speaker | Reviewer | Researcher | Advisor
Healthcare IT | Digital Health | Healthcare Innovations


About me

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I possess academic excellence and practical expertise, with doctoral studies in Health Information Management and a Master's degree in Health Information Technology from Iran University of Medical Sciences. My dedication is evident in developing a mobile application for cancer patients, demonstrating my commitment to improving patient outcomes. Additionally, my experience as a Teaching and Research Assistant has allowed me to actively contribute to academia, specializing in areas such as Healthcare IT, Health Information Management, Mobile Health, and Patient-centered care.

I have had the privilege of being a keynote speaker at prestigious international conferences, where I share my knowledge and insights on critical topics within the field. Additionally, I have authored books on Digital Health available on Amazon. Furthermore, I have contributed to the academic community by serving as a reviewer for esteemed journals such as Springer Nature, Frontiers, Taylor & Francis, Hindawi, and PLOS One. I have also had the privilege of reviewing submissions for renowned conferences like HIMSS 2023 and 2024 Global Health Conference and Exhibition in the USA and MEDINFO23 conference in Australia. To further contribute to the advancement of the field, I hold the position of research topic coordinator for Frontiers in Digital Health journal and serve as a review editor for Frontiers in Medicine.

My contributions and dedication have been recognized through several awards from esteemed institutions. I have been honored by the National Elites Foundation and the Gifted and Talented Student Centre for my achievements in the field of Health Information Technology. Furthermore, I was the winner of the YTH (YOUTH + TECH + HEALTH) Live Global 2021 Scholarship Contest, sponsored by UNESCO, competing against talented young professionals from around the world. Additionally, I am ranked among the Exponential Health Tech professionals in 2023 and 2024, and recognized as one of the Top 25 digital health influencers in 2023. I am honored to be selected as one of the Top 10 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on "HealthTech" and "Health & Wellness" in 2024 by Thinker 360.

In my role as an Expert of the Technical Advisory Group at the World Health Organization (WHO), a member of the Telehealth committee for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and also a member of the Education, Training, and Research (ETR) pillar in the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA), I am committed to driving innovation and advancing healthcare. Through my unwavering dedication as a keynote speaker, influential contributions, and recognition for my achievements and awards, I continue to make a meaningful impact in Health Information Management and Digital Health.


Education

  • Iran University of Medical Sciences - October 2021 — 2024

    PhD in Health Information Management
    School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Academic email: salmani.h@iums.ac.ir
    University website: iums.ac.ir
    School website: shmis.iums.ac.ir

  • Iran University of Medical Sciences - September 2017 — February 2021

    MSc of Health Information Technology
    School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Thesis Fields: Mobile Health, Self-management, and Cancer
    Academic email: salmani.h@iums.ac.ir
    University website: iums.ac.ir
    School website: shmis.iums.ac.ir

  • Iran University of Medical Sciences - September 2013 — August 2017

    BSc of Health Information Technology
    School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran
    University website: iums.ac.ir
    School website: shmis.iums.ac.ir


Awards

  • Selected as a Finalist for the Women Changing the World Global Summit and Awards in the "Innovation" category, May 2024, London, United Kingdom, https://wcwawards.com/finalists/

  • Top 27 Generative AI Industry Thought Leaders, contributing to the Global AI & Tech 2027 Forecast, December 2023, Issued by KEENFOLKS, Barcelona, Spain, https://www.thekeenfolks.com/ai-trends/hosna-salmani

  • Final nominee for the Zenith Health Global Award in the "Advancing Health with Technology" category, October 2023, London, United Kingdom, https://zenithglobalhealth.com/

  • Top Voices EMEA 2023 and Top 10 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on "HealthTech" and "Health & Wellness" in 2023, Issued by Thinkers 360, https://www.thinkers360.com/tl/hosnasalmani

  • Top 25 digital health Influencers in 2023. Issued by Digital Salutem, https://digitalsalutem.com/25-digital-health-influencers-to-follow-in-2023

  • Top 150 Exponential Health Tech professionals in 2022 and 2023, Issued by Exponential Healthtech, https://www.exponentialhealthtech.com/top-150-healthtech-exponentialist-linkedin/

  • YTHLive Global 2021 (Youth + Tech + Health) Scholarship Contest Winner by UNESCO, Oakland, California, USA, https://yth.org/

  • Winner of Ahadi scholarship for the PhD program from National Elite Foundation, 2020

  • Top student at Iran University of Medical Sciences (MSc)- 2017-2021

  • Top student at Iran University of Medical Sciences (BSc)-2013-2017

  • Gifted and Talented Student Centre (BSc, MSc)-2013-2021

  • The 3rd place team in the Startup prop ISC- 2017


Speaking Engagements

  • Keynote speaker at the International Woman Dentistry Congress & Awards, "Empowering dental care with Blockchain-based AI-Driven Diagnosis Innovations", June 22-23, 2024, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey https://wowcongress.com/dentistry/

  • Keynote speaker at the Telehealth T-Time: A Community for Telehealth, "Empowering Patient-centred Care Through Digital Health Innovation", May 16, 2024, Ingenium Digital Health Advisors (Ingenium Symposium), Germany, Europe

  • Keynote speaker at the Virtual Blockchain in Healthcare Symposium, February 29, 2024, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • Invited speaker at the Meta Shapers Global Summit, February 21-22, 2024, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, website: https://meta-shapers.com/

  • Keynote speaker at KEENFOLKS "Pharma Marketing in the AI Age: Trends, Strategies, and Success Stories", October 2023, Barcelona, Spain https://thekeenfolks.com/

  • Keynote speaker at the 2023 International Guest Lecture on Health Information Management (IG-HIM) of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), October 2023, Indonesia https://ugm.ac.id/

  • Keynote speaker at DPD PORMIKI Jawa Barat, "Applying of Big Data to Improve the Quality of Healthcare: Health Workforce Are Ready?", West Java, Indonesia, July 2023, website: https://pormikijabar.or.id/site/

  • Keynote speaker at Department of Healthcare Management, Chitkara University," Digital Transformation in Health Information Management", April 2023, Punjab, India, website: www.chitkara.edu.in

  • Keynote speaker at Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), COMSATS’ International Webinar on Health for All through Digitally enabled efficient Health systems Middle East and Central Asia, April 2023, website: https://comsats.org/

  • Keynote speaker at Med-Tech Eurasia 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, website: https://med-tech.world/the-roadshow/

  • Speaker at the Med-Tech World conference, November 2022, Malta, Europe, website: www.med-tech.world

  • Panelist at the Bionabu Speed Summer Summit (Chapter Telehealth), July 2022, London, United Kingdom, website: https://www.bionabu.com/

  • Keynote speaker at the 2nd International Seminar of Health Information Management (ISoHIM)-"Medical Record Data Management for Decision Making During the Covid-19 Pandemic", March 2022, Indonesia, website: https://fikes.udb.ac.id

  • Keynote speaker at the Global Students Nest, February 2022, India, website: globalstudentsnest.com

  • Keynote speaker at the 7th International Annual Coder Convention, "ICD 11 For Medical Record Development Innovations Towards the 5.0 Era", December 2021, Indonesia

  • Keynote speaker at the 5th 7th International Annual Coder Convention "Exploring innovation and modern advancement in health information management", December 2019, Indonesia

  • Keynote speaker at the Australian Institute of Digital Health "From the Frontlines: Emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic", June 2020, Melbourne, Australia. AIDH, website: https://digitalhealth.org.au

  • Keynote speaker at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Department of IT, SRM University, July 2020, India, website: https://www.srmist.edu.in/

  • Keynote speaker at Asia ehealth Information Network (AeHIN), October 2020, Asia-Pacific, AeHIN, website asiaehealthinformationnetwork.org

  • Keynote speaker at Medformatics "The Impact of Health Information Technology on Hospital Data", December 2020, Nigeria, Africa.

  • Keynote speaker at International Conference on Smart Technologies in Data Science And Communication (Smart DSC-2021), February 18-19, 2021, Organized by KL Deemed to be University, India, website: https://aiscrl.in/eve.html


Project Details and Publications

  • Books

    eHealth Technology: Concepts, Strategy, Exchange and Security

    Akangbe R, Salmani H. eHealth Technology: Concepts, Strategy, Exchange and Security: Amazon; 2021.
    Available from: https://amazon.com/Health-Technology-Concepts-Strategy-Exchange/dp/1716391768

    Current Trends in Health Information Management

    Akangbe R, Salmani H. Current Trends in Health Information Management: Amazon; 2018.
    Available from:
     https://www.amazon.com/Current-Trends-Health-InformationManagement

  • Articles

    The advantages, disadvantages, threats, and opportunities of electronic patient-reported outcome systems in cancer: A systematic review

    Salmani H, Nasiri S, Ahmadi M. The advantages, disadvantages, threats, and opportunities of electronic patient-reported outcome systems in cancer: A systematic review. Digital Health. 2024;10. Available from: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/20552076241257146

    Designing a comprehensive minimum dataset for patients with COVID-19 in Iranian hospital information systems

    Salmani H, Sharafi S, Almanie A, et al. Designing a comprehensive minimum dataset for patients with COVID-19 in Iranian hospital information systems. Health Information Management Journal. 2023;0(0). Available from: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/18333583231199879 

    The Role of Electronic Health Tools in Unwanted Pregnancy Prevention, Abortion and Post-Abortion Follow-up: A Systematic Review

    Shahrokhi, Seyedeh Nafiseh; Salmani, Hosna; Ahmadi, Maryam. The Role of Electronic Health Tools in Unwanted Pregnancy Prevention, Abortion and Post-Abortion Follow-Up: A Systematic Review. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research. 2023. Available from: https://journals.lww.com/jnmr/

    Smartphone-based application for self-management of patients with colorectal cancer: development and usability evaluation

    Salmani H, Nahvijou A, Sheikhtaheri A. Smartphone-based application for self-management of patients with colorectal cancer: development and usability evaluation. Supportive Care in Cancer Journal. 2022. Available from: link.springer.com/10.1007

    Clinical Characteristics and Neonatal Outcomes of Pregnant Patients with COVID-19: A Systematic Review

    Islam M, Poly T, Salmani H, et al. Clinical Characteristics and Neonatal Outcomes of Pregnant Patients with COVID-19: A Systematic Review. Journal of Frontiers in Medicine. 2020.
    Available from: https://www.frontiersin.org

    The Impact of Mobile Health on Cancer Screening: a Systematic Review

    Salmani H, Ahmadi M, Shahrokhi N. The Impact of Mobile Health on Cancer Screening: a Systematic Review. Cancer informatics Journal. 2020; 19.
    Available from: https://journals.sagepub.com

    Surveying the level of the research anxiety and identifying its related factors in PhD students at Iran University of Medical Sciences

    Ahmadi M, Taheri a, Yousefianzadeh O, Salmani H, Seifi Z. Surveying the level of the research anxiety and identifying its related factors in PhD students at Iran University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Modern Medical Information Sciences. 2020;5 (2):21-30.
    Available from: http://jmis.hums.ac.ir/

    New and Emerging Mobile Technologies for Healthcare (mHealth): A Horizon Scanning Study

    Kazemi A, Salmani H*, Shakibafard A, Fatehi F. New and Emerging Mobile Technologies for Healthcare (mHealth): A Horizon Scanning Study. Frontiers in Health Informatics Journal. 2019;8.
    Available from: http://ijmi.ir/

    Do Mobile Technology in the Classroom Really Improve Learning Outcomes?

    Zaheer S, Butt S, Anatolyevna G, Salmani H. Do Mobile Technology in the Classroom Really Improve Learning Outcomes? International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE). 2018;7.
    Available from: http://ijere.iaescore.c-om/

  • Research Projects

    Design and feasibility study of remote emergency system implementation in Tehran University of Medical Sciences

    Design and feasibility study of remote emergency system implementation in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, January 2021

    http://research.iums.ac.ir/​

     

    A comparative study of the Minimum Data Set of patients with coronavirus based on WHO and CDC data and providing a model for Iranian Hospital Information Systems

    A comparative study of the Minimum Data Set of patients with coronavirus based on WHO and CDC data and providing a model for Iranian Hospital Information Systems, March 2020.

    National Elite Foundation project

    National Elite Foundation project, December 2018
    https://en.bmn.ir/

    Surveying effective factors on research anxiety in PhD students in Iran University of Medical Science

    Surveying effective factors on research anxiety in PhD students in Iran University of Medical Science
    http://research.iums.ac.ir/

    A survey on students view about using l learning management system in Iran University of medical sciences

    A survey on students view about using learning management system in Iran University of medical sciences
    http://research.iums.ac.ir/

  • Conference Papers

    Designing a comprehensive minimum dataset for patients with COVID-19 in Iranian hospital information systems

    Oral Presentation, Salmani H, Sharafi S, Almanie A, et al. Designing a comprehensive minimum dataset for patients with COVID-19 in Iranian hospital information systems, International Federation of Health Information Management Associations Congress (IFHIMA), 29 October-2 November 2023, Brisbane, Australia

    https://ifhimacongress2023.com.au/

    Development of an integrated cloud-based platform for laboratory services

    Oral Presentation, Salmani H*, Development of an integrated cloud-based platform for laboratory services, International Federation of Health Information Management Associations Congress (IFHIMA), 29 October-2 November 2023, Brisbane, Australia 

    https://ifhimacongress2023.com.au/

     

    The necessity of using the registry systems for primary ovarian insufficiency

    Alipoor, Z.M., Salmani, H*, The Necessity of Using the Registry Systems for Primary Ovarian Insufficiency. In: Ezziyyani, M., Kacprzyk, J., Balas, V.E. (eds) International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development (AI2SD’2023). AI2SD 2023. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 905, 2024, Springer, Cham.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-52385-4_5  

     

    New and Emerging Mobile Technologies for Healthcare (mHealth): A Horizon Scanning Review

    Poster Presentation, Salmani H, Kazemi A, Shakibafard A, Fatehi F. New and Emerging Mobile Technologies for Healthcare (mHealth): A Horizon Scanning Review. 17th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-17), Brisbane, Australia, 30-31 October 2017

    https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/

    The necessity of mobile technologies in medical education

    Oral Presentation, Salmani H, The necessity of mobile technologies in medical education, 19th IFHIMA International Congress, 17-21 November, 2019, Dubai

    https://ifhima2019.com/

    The use of virtual reality in healthcare

    Oral Presentation, Salmani H, The use of virtual reality in healthcare, 19th IFHIMA International Congress, 17-21 November, 2019, Dubai

    https://ifhima2019.com/

    Frequency of common aeroallergen in allergic rhinitis patients

    Oral Presentation, Frequency of common aeroallergen in allergic rhinitis patients of Gorgan in 2016, 14th International Congress of Immunology and Allergy, April 2018

    https://www.en.symposia.ir/ICIAI14


Work Experiences

  • Ministry of Health and Medical Education - November 2020 — October 2022

    Organization email: h.salmani@behdasht.gov.ir
    https://behdasht.gov.ir

  • Iranian National population- based Cancer - Health Deputy of Tehran University of Medical Sciences - April 2018 — July 2019

    Cancer Registration and Evaluation Expert
    cancer.health.gov.ir

  • IRAN University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) - September 2018 — February 2019

    Teaching Assistant
    iums.ac.ir

  • IRAN University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) - September 2018 — June 2019

    Research Assistant
    https://iums.ac.ir/

  • Research and Development (R&D), SALAM Group - May 2019 — December 2019

    Digital Health Researcher
    http://salam-group.ir/

  • Iran Internet of Things Research Center - February 2019 — July 2019

    Smart Health Researcher
    http://iotiran.com/

  • Virtual Education Centre (VEC) in Iran University of Medical Sciences- October 2015 — August 2017

    Virtual Education
    https://vec.iums.ac.ir/

  • IRAN University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) - October 2015 — August 2017

    Learning Management System (Administrative Access)
    https://lms.iums.ac.ir/

  • E-learning Centre in Iran University of Medical Sciences - October 2015 — August 2017

    E-learning

  • Education Development Center (EDC) in Iran University of Medical Sciences - October 2015 — August 2017

    Education Development
    https://edc.iums.ac.ir/

  • Research Centre in School of Health Management and Information Sciences - September 2015 — September 2016

    Researcher
    https://shmis.iums.ac.ir/


Volunteer Experiences

  • Technical Advisory Group Expert, World Health Organization (WHO), February 2024- Present

    https://www.who.int/

  • Member of the Education, Training, and Research (ETR) pillar in the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA), May 2024- Present

    https://ifhima.org/

  • Secretary of Student Research and Technology Committee, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran - October 2023 - Present

    https://src.iums.ac.ir/

  • Judge for The Digital Health Hub Foundation and Digital Health Awards, HLTH, USA, Aug 2023

    https://digitalhealthhubfoundation.awardsplatform.com/

    https://www.hlth.com

  • Reviewer at MEDINFO23- The 19th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics- Australasian Institute of Digital Health, 8-12 July, Sydney, Australia

    https://medinfo2023.org/

  • Member of HIMSS Telehealth Committee, January 2023-2025, Chicago, USA

    https://www.himss.org/

     

  • Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) Membership, January 2022-December 2023

    https://portal.insticc.org/ 

  • Reviewer at HIMSS23 and HIMSS24- Global Health Conference and Exhibition-USA

    https://www.himss.org/global-conference/

  • Review Editor for Frontiers in Medicine journal, 2022

    https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/medicine

  • Research Topic Coordinator for Frontiers in Digital Health journal, 2022

    https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/digital-health

  • Reviewer for Springer Nature, Frontiers in Medicine, Taylor & Francis, Hindawi and PLOS One journals-2022-Present

  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Membership - October 2021 - Present

    The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is an American not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care in quality, safety, cost-effectiveness and access through the best use of information technology and management systems.

    https://www.himss.org/

  • Head of Research Committee of Iranian Student Health Information Technology Association - February 2020, December 2020

    https://hitums.ir/

  • AMEE Translator (Persian Translations), An International Association for Medical Education, The AMEE Guides 105 "Mobile technologies in medical education"

    https://amee.org/translations

  • Translator, Coursera Course Certificates - April 2016

    https://translate-coursera.org/


Professional Development

  • Certificate of attendance at DHIS2 Symposium- 19-22 October 2022, Norway

  • Certificate of attendance at HIMSS22- Global Health Conference and Exhibition, March 14–18, 2022, Orlando, USA.

  • Certificate of attendance at 3rd MENA Telehealth and 26th ISfTeH conferences 2022, 7-8 March 2022, Dubai.

  • Certificate of attendance at Machine Learning and AI for Healthcare Forum, HIMSS Event, 14–15 December 2021.

  • Certificate of attendance at Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum, HIMSS Event, 6–7 December 2021.

  • Certificate of attendance at HIMSS21 Middle East Conference, 21–23 November 2021, Saudi Arabia

  • Certificate of attendance at eHealth Workforce Development Conference (eHWDC 2021), mwanevents, 7-8 November 2021, Dubai

  • Certificate of attendance at the HIMSS21, APAC Health Conference and Exhibition, October 2021, Singapore

  • Certificate of attendance at the HIMSS21- Global Health Conference and Exhibition- Las Vegas-USA.

  • Certificate of attendance at the Australian Digital Health Institute "From the Frontlines: Emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic" in June 2020, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Certificate of poster presentation from Successes and Failures in Telehealth Conference 2017, SFT17, Brisbane, Australia

  • Certificate of poster presentation from Shiraz second International Congress on m-Health in February 2017

  • Certificate of oral presentations from 19th IFHIMA International Congress, 17-21 November, 2019, Dubai.

  • Certificate of activation in E-learning Center, IRAN University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

  • Certificate of participation in the 8th national conference of E-learning in medical Education in February 2016, Tehran, Iran.

  • Certificate of participation in the 9th national conference of E-learning in medical Education in February 2018, Mashhad, Iran

  • Certificate of poster presentation from E-learning in medical Education Conference in Feb 2018, Mashhad, Iran.

  • Certificate of participation in the Startup prop in 2017, Tehran, Iran.

  • Certificate of activation in student committee, Tehran, Iran.

  • Certificate of the Story line, Camtasia, Video Scribe, Creating Educational contents, writing an article, writing proposal, EndNote, Evaluation of Mobile Health, Data mining.

  • Android Developer in September 2017

  • Certificate of activation in responsibility for research workshops.

  • English diploma from Kish institute in April 2017

  • FCE (First Certificate in English) from Kish institute in November 2017

  • English Advance (CAE) from Kish institute in March 2018

  • English Proficiency (CPE) from Kish institute in December 2020


Skills And Interests

  • Health Information Management (HIM)

  • Health Information Technology (HIT)

  • Mobile Health (mHealth)

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Digital Health and eHealth

  • New innovations in Healthcare

  • Patient-centered care

  • Medical Informatics, Health Informatics

  • Patient Registry

  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality in Healthcare

  • E-journal Club, E-learning, Create Educational Content, Story Line, Camtasia, Video Scribe

  • Microsoft Office, Translation, English, Research

Contact Me

Email:

  • hosnasalmani@gmail.com
  • salmani.h@iums.ac.ir

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