Karanikas Haralampos


Karanikas Haralampos

Assistant Professor

Medical Informatics and eHealth Systems

Research Interests

Health Information Management, eHealth, Health Information Systems, Telemedicine and mHealth applications, Integrated Care, Patient Registries, Clinical / diagnostic and therapeutic protocols, Clinical and Medical Audit, Health Technology Assessment – Medical Devices, Electronic Health Record, Health Data Coding, Interoperability Standards, Medical Devices, Text Database, Data & Text Mining, Ontology, Healthcare AI.

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Haralampos Karanikas is a lecturer at Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly and Senior Researcher at the University of Athens (Medical School), member of the European Initiative EUnetHTA for Health Technology Assessment.

Additional current positions include, eHealth consultant in Athens Medical Society, member of the team that develops the prescription protocols integrated in the Greek national electronic prescription system. General Secretary of the Greek Society of eHealth Services and Education (EEMEPY) and member of the National Committee for the implementation of protocols and monitoring of pharmaceutical expenditure, under the authority of the Ministry of Health. Finally, he is Board member of HL7 Hellas, Technical Steering Committee Chair.

He has been involved in many research projects. For two and a half years, he was special IT advisor of the General Secretary, Ministry of Health, scientific responsible for the implementation of ESY.net (National health BI system), member of the Greek DRGs implementation team and member of the Central Committee of the Ministry to monitor the IT systems of the NHS. Haralampos Karanikas was board member of the Greek Health Procurement Committee (E.P.Y.), an independent agency with administrative and financial autonomy, reporting directly to the Minister of Health. E.P.Y. is responsible for strategic and operational planning of the procurement system in the Health Sector. He was a member of PARENT (Cross Border Patient Registries Initiatives) Executive Committee. Haralampos Karanikas holds a PhD in the field of Temporal Text Mining at University of Manchester on health data management.

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Selected Publications

  • Kassari P, Papaioannou P, Billiris A, H. Karanikas, et al. “Electronic registry for the management of childhood obesity in Greece”, Eur J Clin Invest. 2018;e12887. https://doi.org/10.1111/eci.12887
  • P. Mitropoulos, I. Mitropoulos, H. Karanikas, N. Polyzos, “The impact of economic crisis on the Greek hospitals' productivity”, International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2017;1–14.
  • Auffray C, Balling R, Barroso I, Bencze L, Benson M, Bergeron J… Karanikas H, et al. “Making sense of big data in health research: Towards an EU action plan” Journal Genome Medicine. 2016; 8:71.
  • A. Christodoulakis, H. Karanikas, A. Billiris, E.Thireos, N. Pelekis, “Big data” in health care Assessment of the performance of Greek NHS hospitals using key performance and clinical workload indicators, Journal: ARCHIVES OF HELLENIC MEDICINE 2016, 33(4):489-497.
  • Catherine Kastanioti, George Mavridoglou, Haralampos Karanikas, Nikolaos Polyzos, “ABC analysis: a tool of effectively controlling pharmaceutical expenditure in Greek NHS hospitals”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 2016.
  • Polyzos N, Karanikas H, Thireos E, Kastanioti C, Kontodimopoulos N. “Reforming reimbursement of public hospitals in Greece during the economic crisis: Implementation of a DRG system”, Journal - Health Policy. Elsevier, 2013 Jan; 109(1):14-22.
  • H. Karanikas, G. Koundourakis, I. Kopanakis, T. Mavroudakis, N. Pelekis, "Discovering market trends in the biotechnology industry", International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining (IJBIDM), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011.