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Dr. Athanassios J. Hatzis has been Health Information Managing Director in the Hellenic Neurosurgical Research Center “Professor Petros S. Kokkalis” and the Department of Neurosurgery in the University of Athens situated at “Evangelismos” General Hospital for four years. The adoption and use of electronic medical record and clinical decision support systems, surgical teleconferencing and out-of-hospital clinical monitoring were his major achievements. He also managed quality reports to assure funds of 250000€ for the running of IT activities and proved to be effective in communication and cooperation with many different groups of people such as neurosurgeons, nursing staff, administrative personnel, technicians, hospital IT, telecommunication companies, and health vendors. This fruitful collaboration resulted in a fully modernized, fully operational, hospital clinic, the first in the history of “Evangelismos” General Hospital and a model clinic for others to follow in Greece.

Besides his Health IT management skills, Athanassios J. Hatzis has a strong research background in clinical applications of Speech Technology. He spent ten years on research and education in top U.K universities. Most importantly he was the initiator and work-package technical leader of Ortho-Logo-Paedia (OLP) project (2.67M€, QoL, FP5) and the principal investigator of Speech Recognition for Severely Dysarthric Speakers (STARDUST) project (EUR 275000€, NEAT, NHS, U.K). Based on these projects and his PhD (Optical Logo-Therapy) Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, (assessment grade 5/5), founded CAST (clinical applications of speech technology), a multidisciplinary group. He has also published both in Speech Technology and neurotechnology sectors in peer reviewed journals and conferences.

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