Dr. Adam’s Brief Bio

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“Healthcare Informatics has not only become an integrated part of modern healthcare but has also propagated the entire industry into a new era of efficiency and it will continue to play a vital role in the quest of providing quality health services. The potential for Healthcare Informatics is colossal and the growth is right here in Asia Pacific.” Adam Chee, 2006

Health Informatician | Digital Health Enabler | Growth Consultant | Convergence Scientist |
Context Driven Innovator | Pragmatic Academician | Eternal Student | Collaboration Catalyst |
Human Being (Born in Singapore)

About Dr. Adam CHEE

Nicknamed the “Consultant’s Consultant”, Dr. Adam CHEE is a convergence scientist familiar with Health(Care), Informatics, Innovation, Technologies and Business aspects of the ecosystem while serving as a coach & conduit between various key opinion leaders & stakeholders, engaging at operational, strategic and government 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 & operations, technology & workflow advisory, 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, where he works across the healthcare ecosystem, including the primary 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)
  • Ex-Advisor, CPHIMS Technical Committee, HIMSS , USA
  • Expert Consultant, mHELP (mHealth Alliance), International
  • Immediate Past President, Association of Medical & BioInformatics Singapore (AMBIS)
  • 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
  • Member, Roster of Experts (Digital Health) at World Health Organisation (WHO)

His unique background includes working in business & market development, product management with established MNCs including Agfa HealthCare, CrimsonLogic; innovative Startups and leading the Health IT & Medical Imaging practice within Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific where he consulted for Fortune 500 companies like GE, Phillips, TNT and Sony. Adam also ‘earned his stripes’ as an industry pioneer, implementing and managing clinical information solutions during his tenure with Singapore Health Services (SingHealth).

A firm believer of lifelong learning and interdisciplinary approaches thru multiple specializations, Adam stays relevant through continuous professional development in diverse disciplines and holds graduate degrees in Health Informatics, 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 3 books, numerous articles and frequently advises + speaks at international conferences (including HIMSS, Harvard etc.). Adam is a Fellow of HIMSS (FHIMSS), Australasia College of Health Informatics (FACHI) and Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH).

Qualification & Professional Membership

(Some) Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Industrial Technology (Health Informatics)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Computing
  • China MBA (Post MBA qualification focusing on Business in China)
  • J&J-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) Professional Membership

  • Mensa Singapore
  • Singapore Computer Society
  • Biomedical Engineering Society, Singapore
  • Health Level Seven, Singapore
  • Association for Medical and BioInformatics, Singapore
  • Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Asia Pacific

Honors, Awards & Appointments

(Some) Honors & Awards

  • Scored at top 98th Percentile for High Cognitive Abilities (Member of MENSA Singapore)
  • Grand Winner and first inductee into the Microsoft Certified Professional Hall of Fame (International)
  • HL7 Singapore Recognition Award
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare

Academia Involvement

  • A selected list of Adam’s involvement in Academia is available here