5 October 2018
Bai Lamin has keen interest in understanding and influencing the evolution of large and complex information systems in healthcare, particularly within the medical research setting
After completing his BSc in Software Engineering, he did an MSc in Strategic IT Management at Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
In 2009, he returned to The Gambia where he worked as a Project & Systems Manager implementing The Gambia’s and surrounding region’s first National Biometric Identification System. In 2011, Bai Lamin took up a post as Data Manager/Database Developer at the Keneba Field Station of the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM where he single-handedly developed a fully customized Biobank Sample Management System. He went on to enhance the Keneba Clinic’s Electronic Medical Records System (EMRS) to cover more detailed features particularly with the addition of the maternity module. In 2014, Bai Lamin took up his current post where he drew from previous experience and spearheaded the implementation of an EMRS for the Clinical Services Department and is in the process of establishing an official electronic data repository for the unit enabling visibility for data sharing and further collaboration.
Over the past few years, he has established a core team of developers within his department who develop systems not only for research support but also for operational support – a new dimension of in-house information systems for the unit. All these systems are now being used at MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM. Bai Lamin was selected as one of the mentors for the National Robotics Competition. He provided advice, guidance, and technical assistance to the students as they worked on the competition challenges. His team emerged as the 2018 National Robotics Competition winners and will represent The Gambia at the Pan African Robotics Competition (PARC) in Rwanda.