- Scholarship in 1991 at Imperial College London
Dr Cheung is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority (HKHA) and is also the Consultant for eHealth for the Hong Kong Government. As the head of health informatics in the Hospital Authority, NT has taken the Authority from a virtual ”green fields” site in 1991 to today’s situation where clinical information systems are an indispensable part of the care delivery process for 30,000 clinical users.
Dr Cheung is active in the informatics research and education communities, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He holds a medical degree from the University of Sydney and a Master’s degree in computing science from Imperial College, London.
His current work focuses on taking the Hospital Authority’s Clinical Management System (CMS) on a generational leap to the next level of computerized record system functionality to improve the already world-class facilities in the CMS for the documentation and effective management of diseases and care. He works closely with clinicians and executives in the HKHA to ensure that the CMS supports organizational initiatives and that patient benefits are being realized.
Dr Cheung is also working with the government and other healthcare stakeholders in Hong Kong to create a territory wide Electronic Health Record Sharing infrastructure. He is leading the EHR standards development efforts, the development of the sharing architecture, and various EHR pilot projects.