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NOSM Announces New Director of Academic Information Management Solutions

Posted on April 16, 2009

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tariq Al-idrissi to the position of Director, Academic Information Management Solutions. In this role, Mr. Al-idrissi is responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing, and evaluating the information systems that support the storage, retrieval, and processing needs of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, as well as those that support educational activities at the School.

Expertise in medical education and information systems are unique strengths Mr. Al-idrissi brings to his new role. Among his career achievements are the various tasks he previously performed at the Medical School in the capacity of Lead Developer and Applications Architect. Mr. Al-idrissi’s innovation skills, demonstrated in the design of in-house systems and development methodologies, are supported by project management accomplishments, essential to the results-driven demands of the position.

In his capacity of Application Services Manager at TBayTel in Thunder Bay, Mr. Al-idrissi supported the strategic direction of the company by managing multiple projects involving cross-functional teams while coordinating all development projects.

The position of Director, Academic Information Management Solutions includes critical responsibilities: chief among them is the creative utilization of information technology to ensure that NOSM learning programs and curriculum are in a process of continuous improvement through the implementation of advances in medical and educational technology, informatics, and simulation. Mr. Al-idrissi’s command of software applications, programming, and operating systems are key strengths in utilizing electronic communications and information technology to deliver a fully distributed education program at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

Mr. Al-idrissi’s degrees in business and system design in medical education fully prepare him to assist in the School’s mission of providing excellence in medical education.