Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu, MPH-HI

Title: Assistant Professor of Public Health and Health Informatics

E-mail: Berhanu Fikadie

Cell Phone: +251-921013129

P.o.Box: 196

Address: Gondar, Ethiopia.

Berhanu Fikadie is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Health Informatics in the Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar where he has been a faculty member since 2015.

Berhanu completed his Master degree at University of Gondar and his undergraduate studies at Jimma University. He has over 9 years of experience as a public health professional, educator and researcher. He has a solid background both in Public health and health informatics, with specific training and expertise in Health information system and public health. He was head of department of health informatics.

Berhanu is currently a core team of eHealth and a member of different national and global health informatics projects in the area of eHealth, mHealth and Health Data quality and data use-with funding from major national and international organizations including; Ethiopian Ministry of Health, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, WHO, NORAD and others. He is currently a PhD student in Public Health Informatics at University of Gondar.

He has been coordinating Doris Duke Charitable foundation (DDCF) a five-year collaborative project to provide capacity building and mentorship in the implementation of information revolution agenda in Amhara and Benshangul Gumuz regions since 2019 and Maintaining Essential Health services during COVID-19 pandemic a WHO funded project in 2021. He led an implementation science research on vaccine supply management and a field supervisor for immunization practice.

He has published 25+ peer-reviewed papers on digital health; Health information system, mHealth, child health, data quality, and data use. His main research interests lie in the area of mHealth, eHealth, Health information system, Maternal and child health, and implementation science. He has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines. He has successfully coordinate several research projects to completion.

  1. Mobile Phone Access and Willingness Among Mothers to Receive a Text-Based mHealth Intervention to Improve Prenatal Care in Northwest Ethiopia: Cross-Sectional Study: available at  https://doi.org/10.2196/pediatrics.9618
  2. A comparison of electronic records to paper records in Antiretroviral Therapy Clinic in Ethiopia: What is affecting the Quality of the Data? available at https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v10i2.8309
  3. Willingness to Use Mobile based e-Partograph and Associated Factors among Care Providers
  4. Health professionals’ readiness to implement Electronic medical record system at Selected Hospitals in Amhara Region northwest Ethiopia: available at https://dx.doi.org/10.2147%2FAMEP.S233368
  5. Geographical variations of early age sexual initiation among reproductive-age women in Ethiopia: Evidence from EDHS 2016: available:https://archpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13690-020-00411-4
  6. Intention to use electronic medical record and its predictors among health care providers at referral hospitals, north-West Ethiopia, 2019: using unified theory of acceptance and use technology 2(UTAUT2) model’: available at https://bmcmedinformdecismak.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12911-020-01222-x
  7. Healthcare providers’ digital competency: a cross-sectional survey in a low-income country setting: available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12913-020-05848-5
  8. The Applicability of the Modified Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) on the Sustainable Adoption of eHealth Systems in Resource-Limited Settings: available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7721313/
  9. Mapping the role of digital health technologies in the case detection, management, and treatment outcomes of neglected tropical diseases: a scoping review: available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s41182-021-00307-1
  10. Commitment Levels of Health Care Providers in Using the District Health Information System and the Associated Factors for Decision Making in Resource-Limited Settings: Cross-sectional Survey Study: available at https://medinform.jmir.org/2021/3/e23951
  11. Using health data for decision-making at each level of the health system to achieve universal health coverage in Ethiopia: the case of an immunization programme in a low-resource setting: available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12961-021-00694-1
  12.  Mapping the Role of Digital Health Technologies in Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Pandemic: Review of the Literature: available at https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/s-0041-1726505
  13.  Improving data quality and information utilization at Metema Primary Hospital, Amhara national regional state, Northwest Ethiopia 2018: Capstone project: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/14604582211043160
  14.   Physicians’ Attitude towards Electronic Medical Record Systems: An Input for Future Implementers: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=VOpHxrsAAAAJ&citation_for_view=VOpHxrsAAAAJ:qxL8FJ1GzNcC
  15.  Spatio-temporal distribution and associated factors of anemia among children aged 6–59 months in Ethiopia: a spatial and multilevel analysis based on the EDHS 2005–2016: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/8/e045544.abstract
  16.     Outcome evaluation of capacity building and mentorship partnership (CBMP) program on data quality in the public health facilities of Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia: a quasi-experimental evaluation: https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-021-07063-2
  17.  Using health data for decision-making at each level of the health system to achieve universal health coverage in Ethiopia: the case of an immunization programme in a low-resource setting: available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12961-021-00694-
  18.   Mapping the Role of Digital Health Technologies in Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Pandemic: Review of the Literature: available at https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/s-0041-1726505
  19. Improving data quality and information utilization at Metema Primary Hospital, Amhara national regional state, Northwest Ethiopia 2018: Capstone project: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/14604582211043160
  20. Physicians’ Attitude towards Electronic Medical Record Systems: An Input for Future Implementers: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=VOpHxrsAAAAJ&citation_for_view=VOpHxrsAAAAJ:qxL8FJ1GzNcC
  21.  Spatio-temporal distribution and associated factors of anaemia among children aged 6–59 months in Ethiopia: a spatial and multilevel analysis based on the EDHS 2005–2016: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/8/e045544.abstract
  22.   eConsultation perception among health professionals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in University of Gondar referral hospital, Ethiopia: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2331205X.2021.1939838
  23. Outcome evaluation of capacity building and mentorship partnership (CBMP) program on data quality in the public health facilities of Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia: a quasi-experimental evaluation: https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-021-07063-2