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Muhammad Afzal

muhammad.afzal at seecs dot edu dot pk

MS Information Technology
National University Of Science and Technology , Islamabad.
BS Computer Sciences
Kohat University of Science and Technology , Kohat.

Position

  • Team Lead HLH Project

Advisor/Supervisor

Research Activities

  • Co-Founder of new Research Domain “Healthcare Information Exchange and Interoperability using HL7 (Health Level 7)” at SEECS.
  • Participated and attended tutorials on HL7 v3 “Overview of HL7 v3 messaging” and “Review of HL7 RIM Certification exam” in 22nd HL7 Working Group Meeting held at Kyoto Japan on 10-15th May, 2009.
  • Presented two research papers in 10th International IHIC conference 2009 at Kyoto Japan, 8-9th May, 2009.
  • Presentation on “HL7 (Health level 7) Healthcare Standard and Secure Electronic Medical Record Exchange and Patient Identification Solution,” in workshop at SEECS NUST on 11th June, 2009.
  • Research Seminar Presentation (Topic: HL7) delivered in workshop at Kohat University of Science and Technology on 27th March, 2008 as key resource speaker.

Publications

  • Muhammad Afzal, Maqbool Hussain, Hafiz Farooq Ahmad and Arshad Ali “Design and Implementation of Open Source HL7 Version 3 for e-Health Services,” Proceedings of 9th International HL7 Interoperability Conference (IHIC), pp 174-179, October 8-10, 2008, Crete Greece.

  • Muhammad Afzal, Maqbool Hussain, Noor-Ul-Qayyum, Hafiz Farooq Ahmad “Emerging Role of ICT in Medical Education and Healthcare,” International ICME Conference, 25-27 Jan, 2009, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Maqbool Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Arshad Ali, Hafiz Farooq Ahmad “Laboratory Messaging Interoperability using HL7 V 3.0” , 10th International HL7 Interoperability Conference (IHIC), pp 47-52, May 8-11, 2009, Kyoto Japan.

  • Shagufta Umer, Muhammad Afzal, Maqbool Hussain, Hafiz Farooq Ahmad, Khalid Latif,  “Design and Implementation of an Automation Tool for HL7 RIM-to-Relational Database Mapping,” 10th International HL7 Interoperability Conference (IHIC), pp 111-116, May 8-11, 2009, Kyoto Japan.

  • Wajahat Ali Khan, Maqbool Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Khalid Latif, Hafiz Farooq Ahmad,  A.M.Khattak, “Towards Semantic Process Interoperability,” 10th International HL7 Interoperability Conference (IHIC), pp 88-95, May 8-11, 2009, Kyoto Japan.

  • Somia Razzaq, Maqbool Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Hafiz Farooq Ahmad, “Secure Web Service Transportation for HL7 V 3.0 Messages,” 10th International HL7 Interoperability Conference (IHIC), pp 53-58, May 8-11, 2009, Kyoto Japan.

  • Mehtab Alam, Muhammad Afzal, Maqbool Hussain, Hafiz Farooq Ahmad, “HL7 Laboratory Messaging Through SOA Infrastructure (HLMSI),” 10th International HL7 Interoperability Conference (IHIC), pp 59-63, May 8-11, 2009, Kyoto Japan.

  • Maqbool Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Arshad Ali, Hafiz Farooq Ahmad and Naeem Khalid “Healthcare Applications Interoperability through Implementation of HL7 Web Service Basic Profile,” 6th ITNG Conference, 2009, USA.

  • Naeem Khalid, Maqbool Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, and Hafiz Farooq Ahmad “Digital Health Care Ecosystem: SOA Compliant HL7 based Health Care Information Interchange,“ IEEE DEST 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

Achivements

  • Co-author of HL7 proposal and won Research Grant for project “Health Life Horizon: Design and Implementation of Open Source HL7 Version 3 for e-Health Services.”
  • HEC Merit Scholarship for MS leading to PhD studies
  • Stipend during final year of BS
  • Teaching Assistant Certificates in three courses (Software Analysis and Design, Software Testing and Quality Engineering and Logic and Formal Methods) of MSIT-8 at SEECS

Experience

International Projects

  • Design and implement Laboratory Management System for North Shore Medical Labs, USA.
  • Develop application by applying Health Level 7 (HL7) protocol for North Shore Medical Labs, USA.
  • Analyze, design and implement money exchange system for Malik Exchange, UAE.

Pakistan Local Projects

  • Analyze and develop Student Information System for Faran Institute of Excellence, Kohat.
  • Develop system for making student results, merit lists and schedules online for Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat.

Academic Project

  • Analyze and Design Workflow with Embedded Paperless Office (WWEPO) System as final project in BS.
  • Design and Implement prototype for Paperless Office with Digital Signature during first semester of MS.
  • Work on HL7 system modules as a semester project during second and third semesters of MS.
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