Information Technology Institute (ITI: http://www.iti.gov.eg), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), paves the way for the evolution of a knowledge-based society by developing new generations of professionals and enhancing existing capabilities. ITI is a leader and one of the most prestigious institutes specialising in full-time higher education of IT in Egypt and in the Middle East, as it plays a leading role in technology transfer and in developing academic skills and research in the fields of ICT. Recently ITI received CMMI for Services V1.3.
ITI's 9-Month Professional Development Program offers a diploma in IT with more than 20 specialisations: System Development, UNIX, JAVA, Quality Assurance, Database Administration, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP, Technologies for E-Business, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Networks, Multimedia, E-Commerce, VLSI, Mechatronics, Convergence of ICT and Media Technologies, Computer Graphics for Media Production, Cyber Security, Embedded Systems, Information Storage and Management, E-Learning Technologies and Biomedical Informatics
ITI collaborates with prestigious International Universities, to offer professional training diplomas, graduate certificate programs, masters, pre and post-doctoral degree programs within the targeted application areas, namely: Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)-USA in Biomedical Informatics; University of Paderborn-Germany in Innovation Management and Mechatronics; Lund University-Sweden in Geographical Information Systems; University of Nottingham-UK, and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)-Ireland.
In its dedicated efforts towards the adoption and development of global trends, especially in the field of biomedical informatics, ITI jointly with Ministry of Health Fellowship Board launched the first Egyptian Health Informatics Fellowship program, aligned with the joint strategy between MCIT and Ministry of Health (MoH). This program aims at educating and training healthcare stakeholders on health informatics concepts and best practices.
Dr. Rada Hussein (ITI leader) is currently the Director of The Biomedical Informatics Center of Excellence (BMICoE) at ITI-MCIT. Previously, she was the Deputy for Research and Development and Head of the Biomedical Informatics Department at ITI. She established the ITI/Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) joint program in Biomedical Informatics (2006-present) in addition to a joint research project with the Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology (IMISE), Leipzig University in healthcare knowledge management (2007-2010). In 2009, she established the Egyptian Health Informatics Fellowship Program jointly with the Egyptian Ministry of Health (MoH).
Currently, she is the Principle Investigator of TeleMedic@Egypt project funded by the Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Programme, EU-Egypt Innovation Fund (EEIF) in partnership with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT). She is also a member of the panel of experts of FP7 projects, such as, Map-IT, and Action Grid. Rada is the MCIT-ITI representative at the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).
Previously, Rada was an Assistant professor at the biomedical engineering department, Ahliyya Amman University (2004-05). A graduate of ITI, with M.Sc. from Cairo University and a Ph.D. degree in Medical Informatics from Heidelberg University. Dr. Rada has published several papers on Biomedical Informatics in international journals and conferences.
Aly Khalifa, Medical Informatician, is currently the Manager of the BMI Training Program and Senior Research Assistant (BMICoE). He is one of the founders of the Egyptian Health Informatics Fellowship, Stirring Committee member and instructor. Aly is the Administrative Contact of ITI at the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).
Aly is a member of the ITI scientific team of BMI research projects such as: the joint research project with the Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology (IMISE), Leipzig University in healthcare knowledge management (2009-2010); and TeleMedic@Egypt project funded by the Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Programme (EU-Egypt Innovation Fund) in partnership with Fraunhofer- Gesellschaft, Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT). Aly is a graduate of ITI, with a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health and Science University and B.Sc. Cairo University in Pharmaceutical Sciences.