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Afnan Afnan

Afnan Afnan, Doctoral Student
  • Doctoral Student in Management Information Systems


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management of Information System, The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA, 2011 – Current (expected graduation in 2016)
  • Master of Science in Computing, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 2004.
  • Master of Management in Technology, Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 1999.
  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Surabaya Institute of Technology, Indonesia, 1994.


Afnan Afnan is a PhD student at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), in Information and Decision Sciences department. Her research interests include health information technology (electronic medical/health record systems), user satisfaction, healthcare social network, information sensitivity, and unintended consequences of technology use. Afnan received highest academic degrees: MM in technology from the University of Melbourne - Australia, and MSc in computing from the University of Manchester -UK. She has received the Humanitarian Service Award from the office of Illinois Secretary of State. She has presented her papers in AMCIS and ICIS conferences. She is a member of ACM and AIS.

Classes Taught

  • Business Database Technology
  • Advanced Database Management
  • Enterprise Application Development
  • Information Infrastructure and Security
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • System Analysis Design Project

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Healthcare social network
  • Information sensitivity
  • Health information technology
  • User satisfaction
  • Unintended consequences of technology

Research and Publication 

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • Afnan, A., and C Ranganathan. 2015. “Factors Associated with HER User Satisfaction in Small Clinic Settings,” in Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Fort Worth, TX.
  • Afnan, A., and C Ranganathan. 2013. “Development of a Change Readiness Scale for Electronic Medical Record Systems Implementation at Hospitals,” in Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Chicago, IL. 19
  • C. Ranganathan, and Afnan, A. 2012. “Effective Implementation of Electronic Medical Record Systems: Insights from a Longitudinal Case Study,” in Proceedings of the 18 Seattle, WA. 

Research in Progress

  • Afnan, A. and C. Ranganathan. “Information Sensitivity in the Context of Healthcare Social Networks,” unpublished paper.
  • Afnan, A. “Political Engagement in Social Networking Sites,” unpublished paper.
  • Afnan, A. “Barriers and Facilitators to Personal Health Record Adoption – A Study of Healthcare Actors’ Involvement in the Adoption,” unpublished paper. 

Awards & Affiliations

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship sponsored by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 2015–2016.
  • Humanitarian Service Award, from Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State, 2015.
  • Doctoral Fund, from College of Business Administration – UIC, 2014.
  • Presenters Award, from Graduate College – UIC, 2012.
  • Conference Travel Award, from Graduate Student Council – UIC, 2012.
  • Doctoral Fund, from College of Business Administration – UIC, 2012.
  • Research and Teaching Assistantships, from Information Decision Sciences department – UIC, 2011 – current.
  • Chevening Scholarship, from British embassy in Indonesia, for pursuing master program in computing science at The University of Manchester, 2003 – 2004.
  • Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund Scholarship, for pursuing master program in management of technology at The University of Melbourne, 1998-1999.