Tony Sahama

Tony Sahama
Adjunct Professor
Health Information Science

BSc (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), MPhil (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), MEd (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), MLaw (Griffith University, Australia), PhD (Victoria University, Australia)

Born in Sri Lanka, Dr. Tony Sahama has over 20 years of research experience. Tony’s research interest is in Medical and Health Informatics in particular, Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Information Accountability (IA) and Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) design and development. Tony possesses PhD in Computer Science (Computer Simulation and Modelling, DACE), and has experience working with researchers in developing customised technology applications for Clinical Decision Support Systems, Data warehousing, Data Integration and IT applications for healthcare decision making processes. Tony’s recent work involves solving the Black-Box theory of protecting health information using Information Accountability protocols and associated research challenges in the Blockchain approach. Tony is a passionate Higher Degree Research supervisor and mentor who currently supervises six PhD research projects in the Medical Informatics, Health Informatics, eHealth and Health Information Technology research areas. Tony holds professional membership with ACM, IEEE, IBS, ACS, SSAInc and HISA. Tony is an active external reviewer, peer-reviewer, and associated editor for several Medical/Health Informatics research publications and Journals.

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