Dr. Josephine Nabukenya (PhD IS, the Netherlands)

Chair & Founder (Investigator)
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My brief biography

Josephine is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the School of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University. She is the Founder and Chair of the Health Informatics Research Group. She is a member of the Uganda eHealth Technical Working Group, and Digital Health and Interoperability Working Group of Health Data Collaborative. She was part of the 10-member Core Team that developed the Uganda eHealth Policy and Strategy, and collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoH) for its implementation.

She is leading research on the development and implementation of the: National eHealth Enterprise Architecture and HIE Framework for Uganda; Standards and Interoperability for electronic / digital health in Uganda; Data Use and Interoperability for Health Facilities; Automation of the National Client, Health Worker and Health Facility Registries respectively, using the Immunization Programme as case study. She has over 15 years of experience in IS development, implementation and evaluation, and ICT Policy and Strategy formulation in the application domains of Health and Government.

Her PhD is in Information Systems from Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on IS in the areas of: Analysis & Modeling of Data / Information Flow; Impact Evaluations; Strategic Information Management; Enterprise Architecture and Collaboration Engineering. She is the Academics Director for the PhD & Masters Health Informatics Programmes. Before joining Makerere University in 2002, she worked with MoH as a Senior Information Scientist and conceptualized the automation of the Resource Centre for electronic data storage and retrieval; and actively participated in the HMIS and data warehouse evolution.