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Dr. Ilan Chamovitz

I am a senior ICT professional at DATASUS - the Health Informatics Department of the Ministry of Health - Brazil and collaborate within Educational Programs and Dissemination of Healthcare and Public Health Information. I participated in important projects, in Brazil: SIOPS (the national Public Health System Budget System, considered outstanding in the 6th Innovation in the Public Management, 2001), SIH (Hospital Information System, that produces more than 11 million of records per annum); and, recently, at UNIVERSUS (Datasus Distance Education Programme).

My interest in teaching includes lectures for experienced teachers, seniors managers, executives, professionals and for young students, as well. The main areas are Business Management, Services and Processes Management, Strategic Planning, System´s Healthcare, Computer Science, Computer in Education, Distance Learning, Technology, Information Systems. Some Brazilian educational institutions I am connected are Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ and Getulio Vargas Foundation - FGV.

In 2007 I joined SEBRAE [1], The Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises encourage Brazil's entrepreneurship and development. I help Sebrae as a taller and consultant.

My studies also involve Systemic Networks, you may find some information in Portuguese, at Wikipedia, about Systemic Networks [2] and Discussion Forums [3].

In the Health care segment, in 1999 I innovated by creating and moderating the ABENDI - Brazilian Fertility and Endometriosis Association Forum, on the Internet. The forum became a common resource about the disease, after patients starting to exchange messages. In 2000 I collaborated on designing, programming and implementing a solution based internet-sent files about planned expenditures for more than 5500 municipalities using for National Health Budget System (SIOPS). The project earned the award for Innovations in Public Management Federal - Award Helio Beltrao in 2001. In 2006 I highlighted the importance of Datasus - Ministry of Health - having a content management system (CMS) for users of health services and systems. In 2010 I conducted a distance learning course - SUS - Health and Citizenship - for more than 100 users - nurses, doctors, students. In 2011 I was invited to present at the Ministry of Health in Brasilia, the use of Forums as a helpful tool for Knowledge Management.

From 2012-2016 I carried out a post-doctoral research at the Centre for Service Research, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, with the support of the Ministry of Health - Brazil. Studies comprised Information and Knowledge Management through the use of Virtual Educational Forums and can bee seen at the website [4]. The results can be used within Educational Distance Learning Programs applied to Healthcare and the Brazil Health System - SUS.

In June 2016, members from Wiki group Brazil invited me to join the team and help to organize a Conference in Brazil, the I CBBWIKI [5]!