Nabil Adam

Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

About Nabil

Nabil Adam is a highly distinguished Professor of Medicine and Computer & Information Systems at Rutgers University. He specializes in cybersecurity, machine learning, healthcare technology, and clinical/healthcare informatics. Dr. Adam is one of the most accomplished professionals in these industries, which has earned him over six prestigious awards, some multiple times. Throughout his career, Nabil wrote prolifically and has written over 200 publications and 11 books. Not only is he a successful professor but Nabil mentors Ph.D. students, speaks at conferences on a variety of subjects both nationally and internationally, holds chairman and vice-chairman positions on over 20 boards, and has founded/co-founded nine initiatives for Rutgers University and various award-winning organizations. Nabil holds a B.S. in Engineering from Cairo University, two Master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Columbia University.

For the past 43 years, Nabil Adam has held a faculty position at Rutgers University and recently established himself as an integral faculty member at the New Jersey Medical School, where he teaches Medicine. Nabil strives to assist his students in their academic success as much as possible and has mentored over 20 Ph.D. students with their theses and research. Dr. Adam has not confined his teaching prowess to the United States. Instead, he undertook visiting professorships in the Netherlands as well.

Outside of his teaching duties, Nabil spent over five years with the Department of Homeland Security, where he was assigned to the Science & Technology Directorate. He was responsible for mentoring scientists, engineers, and program managers, while simultaneously managing “Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis” and leading the “Cyber-physical Systems Security” and “Unified Incident Command Decision Support” initiatives. Additionally, Nabil was assigned to the position of Program Chair for a variety of related committees and workshops including Modeling, Simulation, & Analysis for Homeland Security, Emergency Management: Incident, Resource, & Supply Chain Management workshop, and Future Directions in Cyber-physical Systems Security to name only a few.

Several years prior, Nabil Adam worked as a Research Fellow for the NASA Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences. This program was created to bring leading computer scientists together to collaborate and conduct research applicable to space and earth sciences; Nabil was one of the chosen few and took part in several initiatives including the Management of the Largest Unclassified Archive in the World, Data Warehousing/Mining of Earth Observing System Data & Information Systems and Geodata Modeling and Query in GIS. Dr. Adam also participated in the commercialization of Linux/Red Hate software and served as a member of the scientific and management team whose purpose was to establish a commercial sector for the Universities’ Space Research Association.

Each year, Nabil Adam is invited as a keynote speaker to a wide variety of talks and conferences around the globe. To date, Nabil has given over 50 talks on topics in which he specializes, such as Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems, Informational Technology Applications in Biomedicine, Cyber Security Challenges around the World, and spoke at the International Conference on Higher Education.

It comes as no surprise that Dr. Adam is an award-winning professional. He has earned over 22 awards and recognitions throughout his career including the IEEE 2012 Research Achievement & Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics, the FASIP Award an astounding 15 times, and the Dean Horace DePodwin Research Award. Nabil is the co-founder of a handful of initiatives that have positively impacted the world at large, including the Rutgers Institute for Data Science, Learning & Applications, Regional Drinking Water Safety and Security Consortium, Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, and the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Digital Libraries. Nabil also established the Science Summer Camp as an offshoot of a Rutgers University program to provide training to teachers and education to inner-city students ranging from elementary to high school level youths.

  • IEEE 2012 Research Achievement and Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics
  • Honorable Mention for the 2010 Under-Secretary’s Award for Science and Technology, US Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate
  • Elected as a distinguished speaker (on Digital Libraries/Electronic Commerce) in the IEEE Computer Society’s Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP)
How Amazon is Impacting Healthcare

How Amazon is Impacting Healthcare

With the help of shopping patterns and personal health data, a person could be identified as at risk for a specific illness and sent preventive measures via text message. An appointment could then be scheduled if the condition got worse.

For instance, a doctor could use voice commands to order a prescription, and the medication would then be delivered to the patient’s door. This scenario could be made possible with Amazon’s intention to enter the healthcare industry.

The company has a wide range of resources that it can use to transform the way healthcare is delivered. These include its massive supply chain, e-commerce platform, and over 80 million Prime members. Its mission statement aims to be the world’s most customer-focused company.

Innovation and Technology

Through its Prime program, Amazon allows customers to receive almost anything they want in just two days. In some areas, it can deliver the items in less than two hours. Its virtual assistant Alexa, Dash, and smart speakers, such as the Echo, can also help people manage tasks. The company’s technology could help improve how people access and manage their healthcare.

Autonomous vehicles could be used to transport patients and provide medicine deliveries. Amazon could lower the cost of healthcare and offer it at a convenient time and place for patients.

With a clear understanding of the future technology platforms, healthcare organizations can start preparing for the changes affecting how consumers seek services. They should also consider how these innovations could help them connect with their customers and provide more convenient and personalized care.

Partnering with organizations like Amazon, which are developing these kinds of tools, will allow healthcare to stay ahead of the curve.

Using Data as a Driver

Amazon’s massive customer data has created a robust recommender system, which suggests products based on past purchases. According to Business Insider, Prime members spend more on products than non-members.

Through its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, Amazon could use the data collected in-store to create a more accurate portrait of its customers. In addition to providing relevant recommendations, Amazon could also use this information to improve the health of its customers.

Amazon could then use this data to suggest various products to help its customers manage their health. This method of care could reduce the likelihood of customers experiencing health problems.

Amazon could also use this data to identify high-risk or chronically ill customers. The increasing emphasis on value-driven growth could provide healthcare systems with the necessary tools to improve the quality of care.

Changes Coming to Healthcare in 2023

Changes Coming to Healthcare in 2023

The complexity of the healthcare industry’s digital transformation and professional development programs will increase in 2023. But, as the year progresses, the patterns and paths toward addressing these issues will become more apparent.

Extending the Clinical Revolution Beyond the Office

The changes that will affect the healthcare industry in 2023 will have a significant impact on the way the clinical side of the healthcare system is structured.

Pharmacies taking on more responsibilities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, various roles within the pharmacy industry were expanded. Pharmacists played a vital role in supporting the education of patients and ensuring the availability of non-routine medicine in hospitals. They also provided mass immunization and gained widespread visibility in the dispensing of medications.

According to Annie Lambert, a clinical program manager, the roles of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists will continue to expand. They will also become more involved in providing direct patient care.

Greg Samos, the President and CEO of clinical effectiveness, believes that the technology will allow organizations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations.

The public health emergency and the loosening of regulations during the pandemic will significantly influence how the industry is structured.

Next Level Telehealth

The rapid emergence and growth of the telehealth and telemedicine market have generated a lot of attention. However, the technology’s potential to transform the healthcare industry must be accompanied by accurate and evidence-based data availability.

Due to the increasing number of questions about the quality of virtual care and the decision-making process, the development of evidence-based solutions has become a vital component of the healthcare industry’s efforts to improve the efficiency of its operations. 

As the public and private sectors continue to fund telehealth studies, more research will be conducted on various aspects of the technology. These include the effectiveness of remote teams, the difference between addressing access issues and using telehealth as a choice, and the quality of virtual care.

According to Yaw Fellin, the Vice President of Product and Solutions of clinical effectiveness, the organization’s priority in 2023 will be to establish a framework that will allow stakeholders, such as patients, providers, and tech developers, to align themselves with the latest standards in virtual care.

More Personalized Patient Communication

In addition to the coordination between the various technology players, the providers will also need to be aware of the increasing demand for personalized digital content. Developing this content will allow patients to make informed decisions regarding their health.

In 2023, the healthcare industry will invest in developing more inclusive and personalized educational content. This type of content will be able to reflect the diverse backgrounds of patients.

Ways to Better Support Cancer Patients

Ways to Better Support Cancer Patients

Although caregivers and cancer patients prioritize different aspects of their treatment, providers should still address these issues to enhance their patients’ experience.

A study that analyzed the various aspects of cancer treatment identified areas of concern for patients and caregivers. The researchers created a list of the concerns of cancer patients and caregivers. Among the issues was a lack of awareness about the impact of cancer on the mental health of patients and their families.

The researchers categorized the various aspects of cancer treatment into five categories. They identified the emotional, spiritual, physical, informational, and social aspects of the treatment that were most important to the patients and their caregivers.

The survey results revealed that the main concerns of cancer patients were fear, pain, and dread. The list of concerns of the caregivers included various terms such as anger, frustration, and sadness. On the other hand, the physical aspects of cancer treatment were less notable to the patients and their caregivers.

The study’s findings revealed that the primary concerns of cancer patients and their caregivers were not exclusively about the needs of the patients. They also identified the various social and emotional needs of the patients.

The study noted that the varying priorities of cancer patients and their caregivers could affect the quality of care they receive. Various aspects of cancer treatment must be considered in developing comprehensive care plans.

Family caregivers play a vital role in providing care for patients. It is, therefore, important that healthcare organizations consider their concerns when it comes to the discharge process.

Family caregivers can help reduce the financial burden on cancer patients by providing at-home care for free. This type of care can significantly help patients and their families.

Unfortunately, despite the family caregivers’ importance, many are not receiving the proper support during the discharge process.

A survey conducted by Lincoln Financial Group revealed that about 70% of the respondents believe they lack the necessary skills and experience to provide the best possible care for their cancer patients. The survey also revealed that many caregivers did not anticipate the intense responsibility they would have to perform during the care process.

Due to the demands placed on them, many caregivers need to receive greater support. Healthcare organizations must provide the necessary resources to help provide the best possible care for patients.