Dr. Adam CHEE’s Brief Bio


Nicknamed the “Consultant’s Consultant”, Dr. Adam CHEE currently serves as Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre at the Institute of System Science (ISS), National University of Singapore (NUS).

As a Convergence Scientist familiar with Health(& Care), Informatics, Innovation, Technologies and (equally important,) the Business aspects of the ecosystem, Adam serves as a coach & conduit between various key opinion leaders & stakeholders, engaging at operational, strategic and governmental levels as well as developing commercial relationships with global firms and local start-ups in the utilization of Health Informatics and Digital Health as an enabler in addressing the challenges of new and existing models of health(care).

Bringing years of experience and expertise in strategy & operational consulting, technology & workflow advisory, system design, implementation & adoption of solutions across Asia Pacific and Middle East, Adam had a successful career in the IT industry before venturing into Health Informatics in 2002. His unique background also includes working in business, market development and product management with established MNCs and innovative Startups. Adam also ‘earned his stripes’ as an Industry Pioneer, implementing and managing clinical information solutions during his tenure with Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) and have since worked across the healthcare ecosystem, providing digital health transformation for the primary and community care sector, private & public tertiary hospitals, research institutes, government health agencies and NGOs across the globe.

Adam serves on several relevant committees including (but not limited to):

  • Chairperson, Health Level Seven (HL7) Singapore
  • Council Member, HL7 International
  • Founding Executive Council Member, HL7 Asia
  • Founding Co-Chair, HL7 Korea-Singapore Research & Innovation Alliance (HKSRIA)
  • Past Advisor, CPHIMS Technical Committee, HIMSS , USA
  • Past Expert Consultant, mHELP (mHealth Alliance), International
  • Past President, Association of Medical & BioInformatics Singapore (AMBIS)
  • Past Member, Special Committee (Health Information System Bench-marking), Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • National Representative (Singapore) to Asia Pacific Association of Medical Informatics (APAMI)
  • National Representative (Singapore) to International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
  • National Delegation Member (Singapore) to ISO TC215, International
  • Expert, Roster of Experts (Digital Health) at World Health Organisation (WHO)

A firm believer of lifelong learning and interdisciplinary approaches thru multiple specializations, Adam is a “Specialized Generalist” who stays relevant through continuous professional development in diverse disciplines and holds a Doctorate (in Health Informatics) as well as 3 Masters Degrees (Computing, Public Health and Business Administration).

A recognized Subject Matter Expert, Adam serves as an Expert (Digital Health) with WHO and holds faculty positions with institutes of higher learning in the region, including a Visiting Professorship with Taipei Medical University, has published three books, numerous articles and frequently advises + speaks at international conferences (including HIMSS, Harvard etc.). Adam holds the following professional fellowships;

  • Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH)
  • Fellow, Australasia College of Health Informatics (ACHI)
  • Fellow, Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS)

(Some) Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Industrial Technology (Thesis on Health Informatics)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Computing
  • China MBA Programme (Post-MBA qualification focusing on Business in China)
  • JNJ-SMU Hospital Management Programme
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Care
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Informatics
  • Specialist Diploma in Infocomm Security
  • Bachelor of Information Technology

Professional Fellowship

  • FRSPH – Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH)
  • FHIMSS – Fellow of Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS)
  • FACHI – Fellow of Australasia College of Health Informatics (ACHI)

(Some) Professional Qualification

  • Certified Service Professional (CSP)
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)
  • Certified IT Project Manager (CITPM)
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

(Some) Language & Culture Qualification

  • Business Chinese Test (Conversational) – Level 4 by Hanban (Confucius Institute)
  • Certified Korea Business Professional (Culture Fundamentals)

(Some) Honours & Awards


A selected list of Adam’s involvement in various associated activities are available at;

  • HM2HUAcademia involvement: Available here
  • Media Mentions: Available here
  • Organising committees: Available here
  • Speaking engagements: Available here
  • Innovation related: Available here