OpenMRS Welcomes Newest Team Members

The OpenMRS team welcomes its newest members at the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, and at Jembi, a non-profit organization in South Africa:

Michael Downey is a systems administrator focusing on the OpenMRS community infrastructure. Michael will work with the Indiana University and Regenstrief teams on the annual work plan and offer his expertise in the area of capacity building programs. In addition to OpenMRS, Michael is also involved with multiple technology projects in West and Central Africa and working towards his Ph.D. at the Indiana University School of Informatics.

Jeremy Keiper supports the AMPATH/IU-Kenya OpenMRS installation in Eldoret, Kenya, with MySQL administration, application-level troubleshooting and enhancements, and module development. Jeremy also regularly contributes to the OpenMRS community by writing and working on tickets, reviewing code and design, and providing network and server administration.

Sy Haas is a systems engineer for OpenMRS and began working with the team in January 2010. He previously helped start a small printing company in Atlanta, Georgia, and worked as the head of IT. Its success led him into the corporate world where he provided computer programming for large and scalable web applications. His professional interests include UI, robotics, languages, and speech recognition.

Wyclif Luyima is a systems engineer for OpenMRS. Wyclif holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (finance and accounting) from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and has always had an interest in computers, especially with open source software. He previously worked with the Nairobi, Kenya, subsidiary of JJ People, Ltd., an international software company.

Dawn Smith is the health information project coordinator for the OpenMRS team. While completing her Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, Dawn worked with AMPATH’s Psychosocial Department in Eldoret, Kenya, in 2007, and in 2008, worked at the Institute of Development Management in Gaborone, Botswana. Dawn’s first project with OpenMRS is to establish it as a non-profit organization.

Daniel Futerman is a developer and implementer for Jembi. He began his work with OpenMRS in the middle of 2008. Daniel’s current focus is the implementation of an ARV clinic at the Tshwane District Hospital where he integrates and implements the pharmacy system, laboratory system, and the aggregate systems DHIS and RegaDB in addition to implementing OpenMRS.

Pascal Brandt works as a software developer on the implementations of OpenMRS. Within Jembi, Pascal contributes to OpenMRS projects in terms of the Reporting Framework and HTML Forms module. He will also work on evolving the Logic Service. In addition to working for Jembi, Pascal is pursuing a master’s degree in bioinformatics with the Bioinformatics Research Group at Stellenbosch University.

Ryan Crichton is a developer at Jembi’s Durban location. He currently focuses on national level aggregate data systems with OpenMRS through the use of SDMX-HD standard. He also contributes to additional projects which include the following: Digital Images in OpenMRS, iDart Pharmacy Integration, TRACnet integration in the SDMX-HD module, and DHIS 2.0.

Wayne Naidoo is one of Jembi’s software developers and responsible for the roll out and implementation of customized OpenMRS EMR for a private practice of doctors. Wayne currently develops within the new Reporting Framework and adding to its implementation base. He is also pursuing his doctorate in medical informatics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Regenstrief Institute, Inc., is an informatics and healthcare research organization that, through its research, enhances the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.

Jembi is non-profit organization that advances Computer/IT based healthcare solutions in developing countries.

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