One important area that will be on the top priorities of the Smart Health Project is the Noncommunicable Diseases (also known as chronic diseases). In this area Dr. BinDhim cooperated with many international organizations such as the New Zealand National Institute for Stroke & Applied Neurosciences to establish the foundation of using smartphone in Noncommunicable Diseases management.

Below a List of the publications and ongoing projects:


1- Stroke Riskometer Collaboration Writing Group. (2014). The Stroke Riskometer (TM) App: Validation of a data collection tool and stroke risk predictor. International journal of stroke: official journal of the International Stroke Society.

2- Stroke Riskometer Collaboration Writing Group. A New Strategy to Reduce Global Burden of Stroke. Stroke.2015.

3- Basyouni MH, BinDhim NF, Williams KA , Saini B. Online Health Information 
Needs for Asthma Patients in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Health Consumers 
on The Internet. 2015.

Ongoing Projects:

1- Stroke risk predictors in Saudi Arabia: a longitudinal cohort study. (principal investigator: BinDhim N)

Stage: Pending Recruitment

In cooperation with the  Stroke Riskometer Collaboration Writing Group

2- 1st Phase (2015-2016): To evaluate the prevalence of stroke, heart attack, diabetes mellitus, traumatic brain injury and dementia (cognitive impairment) and their risk factors in different countries and demographic groups worldwide  (principal investigator: Feigin V.).

3- 2nd Phase (2016-2017): To determine an etiological role of environmental (namely lifestyle), socio-demographic and pathophysiological factors in the occurrence of stroke, heart attack, diabetes mellitus, and dementia (cognitive impairment), with an emphasis on modifiable risk factors, with assessments initially conducted at 12 month follow-up (principal investigator: Feigin V.).