2012 Scholar of Change: Ranin Soliman

Walden University M.S. in Health Informatics student works at a charity hospital in Cairo, Egypt treating children with life-threatening illness.
Dec 4, 2012 10:30 AM ET

Over the last 50 years, the application of health informatics and research has been one of the most important factors in measuring outcomes of care for cancer patients. However, in developing countries like Egypt, data capture is difficult due to vast population numbers, lack of accurate medical records and insufficient knowledge. Therefore, there are deficits in data capture, outcome statistics and patient results.

Ranin Soliman, a Walden University M.S. in Health Informatics student, works as a clinical research specialist in renal tumors and bone tumors in a non-profit charity hospital that is funded entirely from donations. Children with cancer are treated free of charge based on the high standards of care and state-of-the-art technology in the diagnosis and treatment.

It’s her passion for helping children with cancer and a desire to make a difference in their lives that encouraged herto study health informatics at Walden. She works in clinical research to improve patient outcomes at the only district hospital in Egypt that uses an electronic medical record for the review of patient care. Ranin also designed databases at the Egypt Cancer Network to enhance patient safety, reduce medical errors and help save children with cancer through research.