Amina Russell

About Me

Amina Niche

Amina is a Project Manager for the NS Health Authority where she leads diverse, multi-disciplinary teams that implement innovation in healthcare.  Amina is also an avid humanitarian with a keen interest in projects that improve global humanitarian efforts, digital humanitarianism, population-centred care, survival outcomes and operational efficiency.  Amina likes to push the frontier through creative innovation that makes the world better.

Research Interests

Amina’s current research focuses on Disaster Medicine Informatics and how innovation, technology and knowledge management can reduce morbidity and mortality in catastrophes.  Of great interest is recent information by Medicines Sans Frontier indicating that 90 % of refugees they are treating have a prior diagnosis of chronic illness.

Amina’s prior masters thesis focused on “shared decision making”, specifically using theories and technology to engage the patient in their health journey.  Her research is available online: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/56331.  Her other research interests include:  knowledge management; behavioural change through technology ; decision theory; usability of systems; patient engagement and personalization; innovation & workflow efficiency.

Publications

2015

Amina Russell; William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi

The Shared Decision Making Frontier: Managing Non-Critical Chronic Illness by Combining Behavioural & Decision Theory with Online Technology Inproceedings

MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-enabled Health, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biomedical Technology Intervention, Choice Architecture, Chronic Illness, Shared Decision Making

Amina Russell

The Shared Decision Making Frontier: Managing Non-Critical Chronic Illness by Combining Behavioural & Decision Theory with Online Technology Masters Thesis

Dalhousie University, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Behavioural Change Theory, Choice Architecture, Decision Theory, Integrated Change Model, Internet Intervention, Knowledge Modelling, Lifestyle Medicine, Ontology Model, Shared Decision Making, Web Technology Intervention

2014

Amina Russell; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Shared Decision Making: Using Technologies and Theories to Engage the Patient in their Health Journey Inproceedings

26th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE2014), Istanbul, Turkey, 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: Behavioural Theory, Choice Architecture, Decision Theory, Integrated Change Model, Patient Empowerment, Shared Decision Making

2013

Amina Russell, Nelofar Kureshi, Ann Dent

Knowledge Transformations from Unstructured Text to Clinical Form Fields Using Automated Annotation with Snomed CT Codes Inproceedings

ISHIMR 2013, Halifax, Canada, 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: Annotation, Health Informatics, natural language processing, semantic mapping, synoptic reporting

Education

MASTERS OF HEALTH INFORMATICS, Dalhousie University

BACHELOR OF MATHEMATICS / INFORMATION SYSTEMS, University of Waterloo

Awards & Certifications

Masters of Health Informatics, Dalhousie University, Gold Award

International Symposium on HI Management Research, Poster Publication, Gold Award

Dalhousie University, Knowledge Management Challenge, Gold Award

Stephen Huesing Graduate Scholarship, COACH Award

NICHE Scholarship, Masters Degree

Master Scholar, Ontario Scholar, Member of Honour Society

 

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

Capital Health Certificate of Recognition, 15 years of service

Capital Health Quality Summit, Bronze Award