Are you a IT or healthcare professional seeking to fine-tune your skills and advance your career?
Are you interested in becoming a management consultant, pharmacist informatician or a healthcare analyst?
- Acquire new knowledge and skill sets that complement and maximize your professional experience.
- Enjoy a “career bump” in an industry that values and rewards health informatics expertise.
- Work with a dedicated career coach who will guide and connect you with new opportunities.
Why did you decide to pursue a health informatics degree?
I had been working on the administrative side of healthcare delivery for several years. Through these experiences, I quickly became aware of the potential impact that the use and optimization of health information technology could have on the industry. With an undergraduate degree in business and knowledge of the ambulatory workflow, I felt a clinical informatics program could add value through a better understanding of how technology and data can be leveraged in healthcare, as well as provide a sense of the transformations that the healthcare industry was undergoing as a whole. I was hoping to also gain an understanding of how I could employ my skills on a larger scale and make a meaningful contribution to the evolution of healthcare.
Why did you choose MMCi over other health informatics programs?
Aside from being affiliated with one of the best universities in the country, the MMCi degree appealed to me because of its uniqueness. The degree is truly multi-disciplinary, positioned at the crossroads of business administration, information technology, and healthcare. When I was considering a health informatics degree, I was unsure of exactly what I wanted to do in the scope of health care, so I appreciated that the MMCi degree was flexible. Regardless of whether I decided to pursue an opportunity in operations, analytics, policy, etc., I would have the foundation to do so.
What did you value most about the MMCi program?
MMCi proved to be about so much more than a strong curriculum. It was about the people. The opportunity to interact with such a diverse group of individuals, both educators and peers, each with an undeniable passion for improving healthcare, is unrivaled. There is such a unique and valuable dimension of learning that comes from a stimulated debate between a software engineer, a healthcare provider, and a business manager. Learning to work as a cohesive team and leverage each member’s talents was both exciting and challenging.
How has your MMCi experience and degree impacted your career?
I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without my MMCi experience. My personal and professional growth in the program paved the way for a fulfilling career. MMCi helped me gain an appreciation for all aspects of the healthcare system and the various interdependencies, but most importantly, MMCi allowed me to understand how my individual knowledge and experience could help contribute to the growth of the industry.
Why would you recommend someone pursue MMCi today?
The industry is in constant demand of people who understand both the clinical and nonclinical pieces, and who can help organizations thrive in this critical era. MMCi provides this opportunity and can help fill this void in the healthcare industry.