Dr. Adam CHEE’s Brief Bio

Primary Appointment
▪️ Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre, National University of Singapore

(some) Other Appointments
▪️ Distinguished Visiting Professor (Population Data Science), Swansea University
▪️ Visiting Professor (Medical Informatics), Taipei Medical University
▪️ Expert (Digital Health), World Health Organization
▪️ Chair, Technical Committee for Health Informatics, Singapore Standards Council
▪️ Chair, Health Level Seven (HL7) Singapore

Nicknamed the “Consultant’s Consultant”, Dr. Adam CHEE is 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 Data, Technology & Design as enablers for transformation, 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 health(care) 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.

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 World Health Organisation (WHO) and holds faculty positions with institutes of higher learning in the region, including a Visiting Professorship with Taipei Medical University, a Distinguished Visiting Professorship with Swansea University, has published three books, numerous articles and frequently advises + speaks at international conferences (including HIMSS, Harvard etc.). Adam holds the following government and professional fellowships;

▪️ Fellow, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT)
▪️ Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH)
▪️ Fellow, Australasia College of Health Informatics (ACHI)
▪️ Fellow, Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS)
▪️▪️ First HIMSS Fellow in Asia

Adam serves on several relevant societies / bodies / committees including (but not limited to):
▪️ Chair, Health Level Seven (HL7) Singapore
▪️ Founding Executive Council Member, HL7 Asia
▪️ Founding Co-Chair, HL7 Korea-Singapore Research & Innovation Alliance (HKSRIA)
▪️ Council Member, HL7 International
▪️ Chair, Technical Committee for Health Informatics, Singapore Standards Council
▪️ National Delegation Member (Singapore) to ISO TC215, International
▪️ National Representative (Singapore) to Asia Pacific Association of Medical Informatics (APAMI)
▪️ National Representative (Singapore) to International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
▪️ Financial Review Committee, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
▪️ Regional Editor (Asia), Telehealth and Medicine Today (THMT)
▪️ Past Advisor, CPHIMS Technical Committee, HIMSS International
▪️ 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

(Some) Academic Qualifications
▪️ Doctor of Industrial Technology (Thesis on Health Informatics)
▪️ Master of Public Health
▪️ Master of Science in Computing
▪️ Master of Business Administration
▪️ Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Care
▪️ Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Informatics
▪️ Specialist Diploma in Infocomm Security
▪️ Bachelor of Information Technology

(Some) Senior Executive Talent Development / Fellowship Programmes
▪️ Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s China MBA Programme
▪️▪️ Post-MBA qualification for senior executives, focusing on doing business in China

▪️ Johnson & Johnson-SMU Hospital Management Programme
▪️▪️ Designed for senior hospital executives to refresh their managerial and leadership repertoire

▪️ National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC)’s Company of Good Fellowship
▪️▪️ Talent development programme that grooms high-potential professionals to catalyse change for business and society

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

(Some) Language & Culture Qualifications
▪️ Business Chinese Test (Conversational) – Level 4 by Hanban (Confucius Institute)
▪️ Certified Korea Business Professional (Culture Fundamentals)

(Some) Honours & Awards
▪️ Shortlisted for the (Singapore) President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA), 2022
▪️ President’s Call to Service Award (Presidential Service Award – Lifetime)
▪️ Named HIMSS Future50 – Innovation Leader (2021)
▪️ HL7 Singapore Recognition Award (2011)
▪️ Grand Winner and first inductee into the Microsoft Certified Professional Hall of Fame (International) (2005)
▪️ Scored at top 98th Percentile for High Cognitive Abilities (Member of MENSA Singapore)
▪️ National Day “Encourage the Heart” Award, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, 2003

(Some) Others
▪️ Academia involvement: Available here
▪️ Media mentions: Available here
▪️ Organizing committees: Available here
▪️ Speaking engagements: Available here
▪️ Innovation related: Available here
▪️ Professional bodies related: Available here
▪️ Social Impact related: Available here

2012 @ Kazakhstan
(Enjoying work as a traveling consultant)
Temperature : -50°C
2014 @ China
(Still enjoying work as a traveling consultant)
2019 @ Saudi Arabia
(Towards the end of my journey as a traveling consultant – before Covid19 happened)
Temperature : 50°C