Hashem Abu Baker has been the general director of the National Health Information Center (NHIC) since 2018.
Previously, Abu Baker also served as the vice general director and assistant general director of the NHIC between 2017 and 2018.
From 2017 to 2018, he also served as the assistant supervisor of e-health programs and ICT at the information and communication technology department of the Ministry of Health.
From 2015 to 2017, Abu Baker was the health information communication technology director for Madinah. He also served as the national infrastructure director between 2013 and 2015, and the assistant director of e-health project management office between 2011 and 2013.
Abu Baker has extensive experience in information communication technology in government administration, having been an information technology manager between 2001 and 2009.
He completed his master’s degree in information system management from the University of Liverpool in 2009.
The NHIC in association with the Saudi Health Council (SHC) organized Ideathon 2019 on Saturday in order to set a benchmark in emerging health care technology.
The objective was to enable the brightest national minds to create digital solutions through emerging technologies. Abu Baker said that Ideathon 2019 would be an intensive brainstorming event to help young talents generate fresh solutions to existing challenges in their communities.