Jonathan Crossette currently leads population health management initiatives for the primary care network of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In this role, he identifies ways to leverage data to improve performance and outcomes. Previously, he participated in the selection and early implementation of an electronic health record for pediatric primary care practices. He also led informatics program planning efforts at CHOP and was a founding member of the Center for Biomedical Informatics (now DBHi)at Children’s Hospital. Between 2010 and 2014 he contributed to a PEPFAR-funded informatics capacity building project in Botswana. For that project, Jonathan participated in the planning of two national informatics conferences and faculty workshops, and helped organize and lectured in an introduction to informatics course for UB health sciences undergraduates and post doc fellows. He continued his work at the University of Botswana through January 2015 as a Fulbright Specialist Grantee
Kagiso Ndlovu, Computer Science Lecturer and Coordinator for the eHealth Research Unit at the University of Botswana. Background in health informatics, with specific training and expertise in socio-informatics, Computer Science and Project Management. Devoted most of the past 8 years working on health informatics research and capacity building initiatives in Botswana. Previous work focused on telemedicine and health informatics initiatives within resource-constraint environments.Also served as a Project Manager in 2014 for the implementation and scale-up of a Mobile Telemedicine solution (also known as Kgonafalo) under the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness, a research lead in 2015 on a telemedicine project funded by Microsoft Corporation, utilizing Television (TV) White Space technology to augment traditional broadband internet connectivity within healthcare facilities in Botswana and recently served as a research coordinator for a national school eye screening program (PEEK Vision) which was piloted on over 12,000 school going kids in Botswana. I am part of a team which completed the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funded Grant for Informatics and Telemedicine in Botswana where we built Capacity and Sustainable Programs in Health Informatics and Mobile Telemedicine through implementation of sustainable national scale-up models for telemedicine solutions as well as sustainable capacity building. Recently completed the U54 “Ipabalele” sub-pilot project as the PI.
Steven Wanyee Macharia, MSc, is a biomedical informatics specialist with over 20 years years experience designing, developing, implementing, supporting, maintaining and meaningfully using digital health interventions in clinical research and health service delivery in low and medium income countries. Born in Kenya and currently working out of Nairobi, Steven's work in digital health has seen him support direct service delivery as well as top level planning, management, strategy and policy functions in the health sector. His work has seen him directly work in and support more than 10 countries across Africa. Globally, he has worked with leading multi-agency donor and development organizations including WHO, World Bank, USAID, CDC, GIZ, DFiD among others. He serves on several global informatics initiatives including the Digital Health and Interoperability Working Group of the Health Data Collaboratives mechanism, Health Informatics in Africa (HELINA) and is a founder of the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA). He is an active core member of the OpenMRS and OpenHIE Communities Of Practice and serves on several Ministry of Health Working Groups across East Africa. Steven is a holder of a Master’s degree in software engineering and post graduate training in health informatics
Anthony A. Luberti, MD, is the medical director of informatics education in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Informatics and information technology are disciplines which have been shown to help support clinical care, education and research efforts in Global Medicine. Since February 2009, Dr. Luberti has been involved in various aspects of CHOP’s Global Health programs and the Botswana UPenn Partnership (BUP) including the development and application of database programs and the use of various technologies and distance learning methods to support a number of educational and research efforts in Botswana. In 2012, Dr. Luberti and others from CHOP, BUP, and the ministries and schools in Botswana put on the first (annual) Health Informatics Pitso (Symposium) in Gaborone. Currently he is collaborating with the Faculty of the University of Botswana School of Health Sciences to help them develop a curriculum in health informatics. Dr. Luberti received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a masters in Information Science from Penn State University. He has more than 10 years experience with the implementation of several Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems at CHOP in both ambulatory and inpatient settings. Dr. Luberti also serves as Medical Director of CHOP's nurse triage call center, and is a supervising/attending physician for pediatric residents in CHOP’s Resident Continuity Clinic. In July 2014, Dr. Luberti was selected for a Fulbright Specialist grant in Public/Global Health at University of Botswana, Botswana. The grant will allow him to offer a course in health informatics at University of Botswana to enhance the capacity of graduates to utilize health information systems for improved healthcare delivery. The course plans to equip students with knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to facilitate the input, management and retrieval of patient and health information for use in teaching, research and health quality improvement