Sarah Bostan

Sarah Bostan

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I am undertaking an interdisciplinary PhD, working across the School of Healthcare, School of Computing and the Business School. My research project is funded by the University of Leeds Global Challenges Scholarship.

Research interests

My research project looks at the implementation of the Open Medical Records System (OpenMRS) in low and lower-middle income countries (LMICs), particularly urban poor settings.

As an open-source eHealth system, the OpenMRS platform offers great potential for improving the delivery of healthcare in LMIC settings by enabling healthcare professionals in challenging environments to better manage health records. However, there is a need for various key stakeholders to collaborate in meaningful ways when developing, adapting and implementing OpenMRS in order to achieve better outcomes across a range of settings. My research project focusses on the role of local partners and intermediaries (in particular social enterprises and NGOs) who support the implementation of OpenMRS on the ground, with a key interest in the various ethical and data protection challenges concerning the design of the technology, its implementation and the user experience. 

Qualifications

  • MA Human Resource Management (CIPD Accredited): Distinction
  • BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management: First-Class Honours

Research groups and institutes

  • People, systems and services