Medical Director, Information Services Division, NHS Services Scotland
Mahmood has 25 years of medical, public health and executive management experience in the NHS and USA. His current remit is to oversee the health intelligence and health protection functions for Scotland which are delivered through Information Services Division (ISD) and Health Protection Scotland (HPS). He provides leadership in utilising the most comprehensive national health data and informatics capability to improve broad ranging clinical outcomes from cancer to infection control through new service models and digital health. He is passionate to innovative health services and achieve high quality low cost value-based care in the UK and around the globe.
He has demonstrable track record to improve quality, efficiency and health intelligence at national and international levels. Most recently, he was National Quality & Efficiency Advisor at the Department of Health (England), World Bank advisor to Turkey and visiting professor of value-based healthcare at the Manchester Business School.
His work to build effective engagement between clinicians and finance managers and deliver ‘business cases for quality in healthcare’ has been acknowledged widely. In his director roles, he has successfully led many multi-professional teams to develop national health strategies and deliver on a number of programmes over the years. With his comparative health systems knowledge and professional networks, he has built strong mutually beneficial collaborations with healthcare organisations, industry and academia within UK and internationally.
He is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, UK Prime Minister’s Top Management Programme, Common Purpose 20:20 and Yale School of Public Health. He has postgraduate qualifications in medicine, public health, economics, management, health informatics fields and a qualified member of the Institute of Directors (UK) and Institute of Healthcare Improvement (USA).