• #LibrePlanet 2016

    Judy At LibrePlanet Judy presenting at LibrePlanet

  • #INcapitolHack & Open Data

    Failed with gusto

  • Global Health Radiology , Malawi June 2016

    For the month of June 2016, I will spend time at Kamuzu hospital in Malawi working on global health radiology. I am getting excited for the upcoming trip despite a little twist settling on Malawi as my destination. I caught the global health bug again at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual conference in May 2015 during the resident and fellow section and the informal evening bar when I met several staff that are teaching or reading cases from various hospitals in East Africa. I had an offer to try out a site in Uganda that fell through, but my program director Dr. Heitkamp had helped me work out a time to get a global health month. Adam, a 4th year(now neuroradiology fellow) from Emory University had suggested that I apply for the Goldberg Reeder Global Health Grant to get some money to cover at least the ticket costs.

  • Year of Books 2015

    People over profit Figure from the book “People over Profit” to understand evolution of organization from startup

  • OpenMRS WorldWide Summit 2015

    Nothing gives me more pleasure than to write a year-end blog from the OpenMRS worldwide summit in Singapore in Dec 2015. My story of involvement in OpenMRS came from my final years as a medical student in Eldoret, Kenya. I was already tinkering around technology and wondered how the same could be used to manage HIV patients. As a matter of fate, Ben Wolfe was visiting Eldoret and conducting some OpenMRS classes every Friday evening that I participated in. I have to admit being the only girl in tough java made me persist and learn OpenMRS. This was in the year 2007. A few of my close friends, notably Dr. Rose Kosgei who was already traveling for specialized studies in the US was telling her networks about me. She is the first person that explained to me about health informatics as a specialty.

  • #SIIM2015

    I had a wonderful time attending the SIIM 2015 meeting in DC between 28th to 30th May 2015 after a missed chance in 2014 when i was a PGY1 resident with no time off. Two weeks after attending the ACR conference, I was moved by the ‘dorky ‘ feeling , the upbeat mood of the attendees who were not all gloomy about the bad future of radiology , but expectant to position themselves for the future of radiology where informatics is core.

  • #ACR2015 at a glance

  • 2015 SOIC Young Alumni Award

    Yesterday evening I was awarded the 2015 School of Informatics Young Alumni Award from IUPUI. The Young Alumni Award is given to a recent alumna (us), age 40 or under, in recognition of outstanding early career achievement that brings acclaim and recognition to the field of informatics and information science, and honor and distinction to Indiana University.

  • Setup Biometric for OpenMRS/Muzima


    There are 42 tribes in Kenya , each with an interesting history of how children are named. The Luo community for example names children based on the season and the time when the child was born. For example ‘-chieng’ refers to ‘noon time’, and thus a boy born at noon would be named Ochieng while a girl named ‘Achieng’.

  • Letter to the Kenyan Patient..(from the Kenyan Doctor)

    Dear Kenyan,

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