• Dr. Joel Arun Sursas

  • Professional Experience

    Dr. Joel Arun Sursas is a team leader and facilitator with a proven track record and a niche skill-set developed over the past seven years in his capacity as an established Medical Doctor and Health Informatician.

    BIORITHM, Singapore

    April 2018-Present

    Head of Clinical Affairs

    • Appointed Head of Clinical Affairs at a local startup consisting of Engineers and Doctors, aiming to revolutionize obstetric care with technology
    • Oversees Clinical IT requirements, as well as plans and designs clinical trials in tertiary world-class hospitals in Singapore, Australia, and the United Kingdom
    • Designs and tests the fidelity of medical mobile application and web-based telemonitoring visualization platform
    • Plans the company's implementation strategy within hospitals' local infrastructure
    • Achieved compliance with international and local regulatory standards which govern data protection and protected health information

    SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES (SAF), Singapore

    March 2017 - January 2018

    Project Officer for PACES (Patient Care Enhancement System)

    • Served National Service for 2 years as the designated PACES Project Officer, the largest endeavour by the Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corp
    • Ascended the steep learning curve to be a competent and astute Medical IT Project Officer
    • Planned, designed, and implemented clinical information systems and ancillary support functions
    • Formulated a BCP (Business Continuity Plan) for the maintenance of clinical operational continuity through robust contingencies
    • Performed Quality Assurance of the EHR system, prepared Use Cases for designers and Operation Manuals for users
    • Managed, extracted and analyzed healthcare data using SQL and Excel to identify emerging health trends in soldiers
    • Implemented a clinical decision support system for patient management based on cardiovascular health metrics
    • Instrumental in clinching the National Health IT Excellence Awar 2017 and the MINDEF Corporate IT Excellence Award 2017
    • Chosen by the SAF's Medical Corp leadership to share key takeaways with other national healthcare groups who were deliberating the nation's next-generation EMR

    MINISTRY OF HEALTH HOLDINGS (MOHH), Singapore

    June 2014 - January 2016

    Medical Doctor

    • Worked as a Medical Doctor across a variety of medical disciplines, such as Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Radiology
    • Consistent high-performer, and was nominated for Best Junior Resident by the Head of Department, Head & Neck Surgery, Singapore General Hospital
  • Professional Development

    Technical Skills & Proficiencies

    R

    RevMan

    Python

  • Education

    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

    Expected September 2021

    Masters in Applied Health Science Informatics

    HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

    Expected May 2020

    Certificate in Safety, Quality, Informatics, and Leadership

    NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

    2014

    Bachelor's Degree in Medicine & Bachelor's Degree in Surgery, (MBBS)

  • Medical Writing

    Dr. Joel Arun is an avid writer who immensely enjoys the research methodology and regularly generates medical content. This enables him to keep up-to-date and abreast with the

    ever changing medical landscape.


    You can check his gig out here!