ABOUT

CIC comprises clinical, technical and academic world-class expertise.

Our teams have much experience in the domain of healthcare. 

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Prof. Jean Claude Mbanya - Chief Clinical Adviser:

 

is Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Director Biotechnology Center and Postgraduate Dean Doctoral School of Life Sciences, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1 and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology & Diabetes, at the University of Technology, Jamaica.

 

He is also Consultant Physician and Director of the National Obesity Centre at the University Teaching Hospital in Yaoundé. He is Honorary President of the International Diabetes Federation. He initially studied in Cameroon where he obtained his MD and trained at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England where he obtained a PhD and later Member of the Royal College of Physicians. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London and Doctor philosophiae honoris causa, University of Oslo, Norway.

 

His research interests are in the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, especially diabetes and its complications, ethno-pharmacology and molecular biology of diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid diseases and their impact on the health care systems of developing countries.

 

He has a wide span of expertise, but his current focus is on clinical application of basic research and equity of access to care and education and the integration of diabetes and endocrine diseases in the primary health care activities of developing countries. Output from this exceptional diabetes research and service career has been published in 25 book chapters and over 155 papers in peer-reviewed journals His major interests include diabetes and other non-communicable diseases epidemiology and prevention, integration of diabetes care in the health care system of developing countries, diabetes complications, obesity and physical activity as risk factors of non-communicable diseases.

 

Among numerous other outstanding achievements for diabetes, as President of the International Diabetes Federation (2009 - 2012) he championed the convening of the first ever United Nations High Level Summit on non-communicable diseases held in 2011.

 

As Chairman of the HbA1c International Consensus Group (International Federation of Clinical Chemists, American Diabetes Association, European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and International Diabetes Federation), he managed the establishment of a global unified HbA1c reporting system during the introduction of more sensitive calibrators.

 

As Chairman of the International Diabetes Federation Task Force on Insulin (1997 - 2012), he led the change to a unified colour code by all manufacturers of insulin for the different types of insulin. These outstanding achievements have been recognised widely around the world. Among others, he was the 2004 recipient of the American Diabetes Association Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes. In 2011 he was conferred the degree of Doctor philosophiae honoris causa by the University of Oslo for significant scientific contribution and work of outstanding quality furthering the scientific endeavour. He is also Fellow Cameroon Academy of Sciences, Fellow of The Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy and Senior Research Fellow International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France.

Prof. Michael Miller C.Eng., CITP, FBCS - CEO:

is a respected international consultant in health informatics and eHealth and has worked on the largest of eHealth programmes around the World including NHS England, for the Supreme Council of Health - Qatar, Queensland Health - Australia, the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and for Accenture in Singapore developing an integrated care model and national EMR strategy.

Michael was professor of business information systems on the Webster MBA programme at Regents College, Inner Circle, Regents’ Park, London from 1992 - 2008.

Michael has delivered multiple advanced eHealth strategies and programmes for national Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Hospitals and Primary Healthcare systems, Pathology Modernisation and Diagnostic Imaging programmes as well as Integrated Care strategies, Clinical “Best Practice” integration, Decision Support and Healthcare Analytics.

His current work in the field of chronic disease represents a major step forward in cost effective, high quality care.

Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam  - Chief Innovation Adviser:

is a world-renowned expert on digital health. He is currently CEO of Global eHealth Consultants, a Geneva-based consultancy, which has developed national digital health policies and strategies for several countries and international organizations. 

 

He is also Executive Director, International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH). He serves, or has served, on several digital health advisory bodies including: Global Alliance for Health and Social Compact Advisory Board; World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Digital Health; Innovation Working Group Task Force on the Global Knowledge Commons for m-eHealth (Co-Chair); International Council of Nurses eHealth Strategic Advisory Group, Pathena Medtech Advisory Body; African Development Bank eHealth Awards Committee (Co-Chair); WHO-PMNCH Advisory group on ICT for health; and SatelLife Board of Directors.

 

From 2004 through August 2008 he was eHealth Coordinator, at the World Health Organization HQ, Geneva, responsible for overall coordination of eHealth across the Organization.

 

Before joining WHO in 2001, he was Professor and Director, Center for Health Technology, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. He has also served as a consultant to WHO, ITU, UNIDO, World Bank, and the US National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Prof. Dipak Kalra - Chief Health Informatics Adviser

Dipak Kalra, PhD, FRCGP, FBCS, is President of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (www.i-HD.eu) and of the European Institute for Health Records (www.EuroRec.org).

 

He plays a leading international role in research and development of electronic health record architectures and systems and leads the development of ISO standards on EHR interoperability, personal health records, EHR requirements, and has contributed to several EHR security and confidentiality standards.

 

Dipak co-leads a €16m project on the re-use of EHR information for clinical research, EHR4CR, alongside ten global pharmaceutical companies. Dipak also leads an EU Network of Excellence on semantic interoperability, and is a partner in other EU projects on the sustainability of interoperability assets and the transatlantic sharing patient summaries.

 

Dipak is Clinical Professor of Health Informatics at University College London, United Kingdom, a Director of the openEHR Foundation, and a member of standards bodies including CEN, ISO and HL7-UK.

 Rick Lindeman - Programme Director

Rick Lindeman BSc., MBCS is a versatile and very well respected Programme Delivery expert with a consistent track record of successful delivery to challenging timescales and constraints, on large complex, very high profile programmes, with numerous stakeholder and enterprise wide, national and international impact.

 

He has exceptional Healthcare experience, having directed the national department responsible for the management, active assurance, acceptance and delivery of Local Solution Provider Suppliers solutions on the multi-billion pound NHS Connecting for Health Programme (CfH).

 

Rick recently completed an independent review of the Bank of England’s Programme Delivery capability and has previously delivered the MP’s Expenses Programme for the UK Government.

Richard Marriott - Commercial Director

For the last decade, Richard has been running a UK-based management consultancy specialising in business transformation and product development. He brings with him a wealth of experience, having successfully managed numerous high profile, complex, multi-disciplinary projects and programmes for clients in Telecoms, FMCG, Banking, Insurance, Utilities, Legal and Retail.

From inception to benefit realisation, he has delivered above and below the line marketing initiatives, product launches, re-branding exercises, managed the design, manufacture and installation of point of sale products and services and implemented a host of digital and social media changes.

Richard has also managed a variety of technological changes including; data centre and SharePoint migrations, call management, SMS, helpdesk and IVR system implementations, development of reporting and analytic tools, finance and forecasting systems, ERP development and card processing services.”​