Jan Flowers focus is in innovative strategies and technologies for improving healthcare systems in resource-limited settings through appropriate electronic collection, use, and re-use of quality health data for evidence-based decision making. Her portfolio includes roles as a thought leader in international informatics standards and guidance organizations, leading health software communities of practice, and country-level applied informatics in governance, evaluation, engineering, interoperability, and implementation.
In her role at I-TECH, she is the faculty co-lead of the Digital Initiatives Group at I-TECH (DIGI). She has led national health information systems projects in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Cameroon, Namibia, and Vietnam. Ms. Flowers also holds a clinical faculty appointment in the School of Nursing where she teaches in Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies, mentors Masters and Doctoral students on applied informatics in resource-limited settings, and co-leads the Clinical Informatics Research Group focused on patient-centered technologies. She serves on the board of directors for both OpenMRS and OpenELIS Foundations, is the founder of eSaude Mozambique community of practice for the national eHealth architecture, and the founder of the OpenHIE LIS Community of Practice, which disseminates lab informatics standards and best practices among the open-source LIS community. Ms. Flowers holds a Master of Science in Health Policy & Law from the University of California, San Francisco jointly with UC Hastings Law School.