About me


Health Informatics Researcher and Dermatologist

Canada, India, Dubai

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Skills & Expertise:




  1. MSc eHealth
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
    Aug 2015
  2. Diploma in Dermatology
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK.
    Oct 2005
  3. MSc Bioinformatics
    Sikkim Manipal University, India.
    Feb 2005
  4. MD Dermatology
    Equivalent to medical postgraduate degree.
    Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.
    July 2000
  5. MBBS
    Equivalent to first professional degree in medicine (Doctor of Medicine).
    St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore University, India.
    June 1996

Employment Experience:

  1. Co-Founder and Clinical Lead
    NuChange Informatics LLP, Bangalore.
    Working with Thoughtworks to bring you Bahmni - free and open source Hospital Management System.
    June 2015 to Present
  2. Clinical Informatics Specialist
    St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
    Supported the roll-out of an order set application by Think Research in a mental health hospital.
    May 2015 to Aug 2015
  3. Research Assistant
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Conducted research on eHealth Behaviour Intervention Technologies in Sun Safety.
    Aug 2013 to July 2015
  4. eHealth Analyst
    Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant eHealth Office
    Change Management support for ClinicalConnect™
    Apr 2014 to Dec 2014
  5. Specialist in Dermatology & Sr. Consultant (Medical Innovations)
    Kaya Clinics – Middle East, Dubai, UAE. (A chain of dermatology clinics in Middle East)
    Analyzed safety, efficacy and business indicators to advise on selection of medical devices and technology.
    Feb 2007 to June 2013
  6. Dermatologist
    Atlas Star Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE.
    Ambulatory patient care in dermatology department.
    Jan 2004 to May 2007
  7. Assistant Professor, (Dermatology)
    Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai, India.
    Taught theory classes and bedside clinics for students and provided ambulatory care in tertiary teaching hospital. Organized academic conferences.
    April 2001 to Jan 2004

Selected Publications:

Looking for startup ideas in eHealth and Health Data Analytics? My areas of Expertise:

Patient Engagement tools: (Dermatology and Skincare)

Innovative customizable solutions such as SkinHelpDesk.
Integration with personal genomics services such as mapmygenome.in being planned.
Implementation of open-source CRMs for Cosmetic Dermatology.
Open-Source platforms that I support:

EMR solutions:

Implementation of open-source EMR systems.
Change management and stakeholder engagement services.
Open-Source platforms that I support:

Inter and intra HSP HIE services:

Connecting legacy systems using open-source platforms.
Change management and stakeholder engagement services.
Interoperability solutions for clinical trials.
Open-Source platforms that I support:
Mirth Connect

Clinical Trial tools: (Dermatology and Skincare)

Data Management and miscellaneous tools for clinical trials.
eCRF services.
Open-Source platforms that I support:

Health Data Analytics Platforms:

Innovative cloud based analytics platforms such as Prodents.

Consumer Health Apps:

Consumer health apps such as Charm. (Android and iOS Versions in the pipeline)

My Blogs

I blog on clinical / cosmetic dermatology, eHealth, data analytics and medical tourism in Kerala.

My Latest Projects

Projects in Dermatology and eHealth.


First comprehensive auto-learning dermatology knowledgebase


A Domain Ontology for Dermatology


A Grading system for Dermatology devices


Semantic Literature Summary Engine

About Me

I have varied research interests ranging from eHealth, Health Information Exchange, Clinical Trials and Research, Contact Dermatitis, Bioinformatics, and Cosmetic Dermatology. I have work experience in Canada as an eHealth analyst, and in Dubai and India as a Specialist Dermatologist.


Bell Raj Eapen
Hamilton, ON