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Jan Flowers is the Director of Global Health Informatics, and a Clinical Faculty member and Research Scientist in the School of Nursing at the University of Washington.  She has worked in technology her entire career – as a programmer and innovator in corporate companies in her early years, delving into the field of health informatics over the past decade. She has received her BS in Psychology, and Bioethics and Medical History, from University of Washington, and her MSc in Health Law from UC San Francisco.  Her passion is social justice and health equity, so she focuses her work on using health information systems to improve patient lives in resource constrained settings. In her role at the University of Washington, she directs the technical strategy and architecture for global health informatics programs in resource constrained settings, with projects based in Mozambique, Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire, Haiti, Vietnam, and Namibia. Her focus is on design and implementation of national and facility-level eHealth architectures; legislation, policy, and regulation overseeing eHealth; development of health information systems; standards-based health data exchange; and capacity building for long-term sustainability through open source communities and mentoring programs.  In her work, she has directed national OpenMRS development and implementations for ~1000 health facilities across Mozambique, Kenya, and Vietnam.

In addition to her roles at the University of Washington and OpenMRS, Jan also serves as a health informatics advisor for the Washington Health Access Alliance, as a member of the Board of Directors for OpenELIS Foundation, and as a member of the Seattle Colleges Human Subjects Review Committee for student and faculty research.