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محمد بن عبدالله بن سعود العريفي

Assistant Professor

استاذ مساعد

كلية العلوم الطبية التطبيقية
كلية العلوم الطبية التطبيقية

introduction/brief CV

I am passionate about health informatics and digital transformation, and I have a strong research background that enables me to find effective solutions for managing medical data across various departments of a hospital. My expertise in this field has been recognized through the publication of several research papers in prominent medical journals.


09/2004 - 05/2009

BS, Radiological science , College of Applied Medical Science, Saudia Arabia

08/2013 - 05/2014

Diploma in Informatics, Health Information Administration, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

08/2014 - 05/2016

M.S, Health Informatics , Indiana University –Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

08/2016 - 12/2020

Ph.D., Health sciences (Medical Imaging informatics), University of Wisconsin, USA

areas of expertise

08/2010- current

• Assistant Professor (PhD degree awarded on 12/2020)

College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh


• General Supervisor of the Laboratories of the Radiological Sciences Department

12/2021 - 07/2022

• Health Informatics Consultant
Leen Business Services Company, Riyadh
Projects that have been worked on
• Improving the teleradiology project
• Evaluation and development of the current remote radiology platform

08/2023- current

• Postdoctoral fellow
College of Health Sciences and Human Sciences
Northern Illinois University, USA

Papers (ISI)

1. Alarifi, M., Patrick, T., Jabour, A., Wu, M., & Luo, J. (2021). Designing a Consumer- Friendly Radiology Report using a Patient-Centered Approach. Journal of Digital Imaging, 1-12. (Impact factor 4.81 Q1)
2. Alarifi, M., Patrick, T., Jabour, A., Wu, M., & Luo, J. (2021). Understanding patient needs and gaps in radiology reports through online discussion forum analysis. Insights into imaging, 12(1), 1-9. (Impact Factor 5.35 Q1)
3. Alarifi, M., Patrick, T., Jabour, A., Wu, M., & Luo, J. (2020). Full Radiology Report through Patient Web Portal: A Literature Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(10), 3673 (Impact factor 2.94 Q2) (Cited by Practical Imaging Informatics “Book”)
4. Alarifi, M., Jabour, A., Foy, D. M., & Zolnoori, M. (2022). Identifying the underlying factors associated with antidepressant drug discontinuation: content analysis of patients' drug reviews. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 1-10. (Impact factor 2.43 Q3)
5. Jabour, A. M., Rehman, W., Idrees, S., Thanganadar, H., Hira, K., & Alarifi, M. A. (2021). The Adoption of Mobile Health Applications Among University Students in Health Colleges. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 14, 1267. (Impact factor 2.31)
6. Alarifi, M., Patrick, T., Jabour, A., Wu, M., & Luo, J. (2021). Health Consumer Social Economic Factors and Health Conditions as Predictor for Health Literacy in Radiology Domain. Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, 11(11), 2716-2721. (Not ISI 2020)
7. Jabour, Abdulrahman M., Ayman S. Alamoudi, Mohammad Alarifi, Husam Almansour, Joe Varghese, Khalid Ghailan, Mohammed J. Almalki, Hassan N. Moafa, and Amani A. Alotaibi. "Patients ranking E-health improvement initiatives in primary care centers." Informatics in Medicine Unlocked (2022): 100972.
8. Alarifi, M., Jabour, A. M., Wu, M., Aldosary, A., Almanaa, M., & Luo, J. (2022). Proposed Questions to Assess the Extent of Knowledge in Understanding the Radiology Report Language. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(18), 11808.



1. Gichoya, J. W., Alarifi, M., Bhaduri, R., Tahir, B., & Purkayastha, S. (2017, July). Using cognitive fit theory to evaluate patient understanding of medical images. In


2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 2430-2433). IEEE.

2. RSNA 2022
Control/Tracking Number: 2022-EE-13873
Understanding Patient Needs and Gaps in Radiology Reports Through Online Discussion Forum Analysis (Presenter)
3. Global Health Exhibition 2022
Held on 9th October- 11th October 2022
Tele Radiology Reports (Speaker)
4. Strengthen Health Care System with Robust Health
Information Conference
Held online at the Virtual Medical Academy on 7-8 DEC 2021
Research methods in health research and design (Speaker)


1. Presented abstract in Las Vegas on February 24-27, 2016, BHI-2016 International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics.
i. TITLE: The Barriers and Benefits of Report Writing Related to Radiologists' Use of AVR In Saudi Arabia
2. Presented abstract in the 1st International Saudi Health Informatics Conference (ISHIC) 12th – 14th April 2016 Riyadh
3. Presented 2 abstracts in 2017 AMIA in San Francesco.
ii. TITLE: Perception of Voice Recognition for Radiology Reporting: A Comparative Study Of Two Languages
iii. TITLE: Almost Zero Error Basepair-based Record Alert (AZEBRA) – A Genomic Clinical Decision Support Tool
4. Presented 3 abstracts in the 2nd International Saudi Health Informatics Conference (ISHIC).
i. Title: Causes and Consequences of Overriding Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts Number: 59
ii. Title: The Impact of Clinical Decision Support Vaccination Reminders on The Vaccination Rates Among Patients
Number: 30
i. Title: Physicians Satisfaction with Clinical Decision Support System: An Examination of Alerts and Alert Fatigue
Number: 15

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Patients are increasingly presented with their health data through patient portals in an attempt to engage patients in their own care. Due to the large amounts of data generated during a patient…

by Judy Wawira Gichoya, Mohammad Alarifi, Ria Bhaduri, Bilal Tahir, Saptarshi Purkayastha

Patient literacy of radiology is imperative for patient engagement in care and management of their own health. Little is known about the factors that could predict patient literacy of radiology…

by Mohammad Alarifi, Timothy Patrick, Abdulrahman Jabour, Min Wu, Jake Luo
Published in:
American Scientific Publishers (Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics)

An increasing number of initiatives are being proposed to improve Primary Healthcare Centers.

by Abdulrahman M Jabour, Ayman S Alamoudi, Mohammad Alarifi, Husam Almansour, Joe Varghese, Khalid Ghailan, Mohammed J Almalki, Hassan N Moafa, Amani A Alotaibi
Published in:
Elsevier (Informatics in Medicine Unlocked)