October started with grand news of Drake Patrick Mirembe, a Lecturer at the College of Computing and Information Sciences’ Networks Department who was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Groningen October 1, 2015.

This was after he made an implausible research on a topic “The Threat Nets Approach to Information System Security Risk Analysis” and wrote a Doctoral Dissertation under the supervision of both internal and external supervisors and assessment committee.

He was motivated by the observation that there is a growing demand for healthcare services mainly fueled by the expanding and aging population which demand is being met by strengthening of outpatient case management by most hospitals using technologies.

The research idea was supported by the world health statistics report (WHO, 2013) which reveals that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are the leading cause of death globally with 36 million deaths annually with 80% occurring in developing countries like Uganda. The limited numbers of healthcare professionals, and low investments made to the healthcare industry.

The research used design science research philosophy advanced by Hevner and Chatterjee (2010).

The University of Groningen is a research university which is rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has always been its priority for the 100 years, and with success. The University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

For more, you can download a copy of the PhD thesis on the following link.




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