Dr. Karim Keshavjee trained as a Family Physician and is the CEO of InfoClin, a company that provides health informatics consulting to a variety of organizations across North America. He has over 25 years of experience in health informatics.
Karim was the Project-Director for the COMPETE research program at McMaster University which studied the impact of clinical decision support on the care of patients with diabetes and vascular disease.
He has been a consultant to Canada Health Infoway for their pan-Canadian electronic prescribing project (CeRx) and their inter-operable electronic health record (iEHR) project.
Karim was the Clinical Data Architect and EMR Consultant for CPCSSN, Canada’s primary care chronic disease surveillance network. CPCSSN is a network of over 1200 physicians which provides access data on 1.7 million patients for research and surveillance.
Over the last decade, Karim has been working on researching how to improve mhealth apps and designing enabling environments for their use in the healthcare system. Karim has published several articles on mhealth apps in a variety of disease areas. He recently published a paper on how technology can support patient empowerment.
Karim’s current research is focused on how to use artificial intelligence and machine learning in the service of diabetes prevention through the PREVENT program.
Karim is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and Program Director for the Health Informatics program at the University of Toronto and a Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University.