Itamar Shabtai is the Janusz Korczak Chair for Academic Education in The Digital Age. He was the Dean of the School of Economics at the College of Management Academic Studies and Vice Rector for teaching and quality. He also serves as the head of the information systems and data analysis specialization. Since 2008, he is a visiting scholar at CGU (Claremont Graduate University). He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed an executive program Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Healthcare at Harvard University.
His main academic research interests are in the areas of IT and Innovation, Healthcare Information Technology, Medical Informatics and Economics of Information systems. Another research focus is innovative educational and learning technologies to improve academic teaching and learning. His publications have appeared in Health Policy, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, Health Informatics Journal, Health Policy and Technology and the Journal of Medical Systems, among others.
Dr. Shabtai has been awarded several grants for his research including from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space and the National Institute for Health Policy, among others. Dr. Shabtai has more than 25 years of practical consulting experience in the IT arena. He led many projects for leading organizational change and, adoption of innovative enterprise-wide IT solutions. He has been a senior consultant to leading healthcare organizations, as well as private and public sector organizations.