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Nicole Adisey

Nicole Adisey - A True Calling

A career in health informatics was always the plan for Nicole Adisey. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management at the University of Pittsburgh, completed two relevant internships, and began work as an associate business systems analyst at a health IT company shortly after graduation.

Dr. Dilhari DeAlmeida

Dr. Dilhari DeAlmeida

Dr. Dilhari DeAlmeida is currently serving as an associate professor for the Department of Health Information Management (HIM) at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her BS in Molecular Biology, pursuing a career in that field for nearly a decade before changing direction.

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(Data) Driven to Stop the Spread

In late February, when Kelly Kravec (BS ’11) left her office at the Ambulatory eRecord Department of UPMC Information Services Division for a long-overdue family vacation, there were no known coronavirus cases in Allegheny County.

Alex Cutsumbis

Alex Cutsumbis - A Tale of Two Passions

There are many paths leading to a career in health informatics. For Alex Cutsumbis, health informatics – and data science – was a way to merge two backgrounds and enhance the knowledge he already possessed.

What is Health Care Data Management?

What is Health Care Data Management?

Health care informatics is not a new profession or industry; but it is one growing at a rapid rate. Big data has been around for some time now, so it is no surprise that it has found its way into health care. In fact, the use of big data has set a whole new standard for the industry. The collection of data in health care brings with it a quality and availability that has never been reached before.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith - Making a Difference Behind the Scenes

Sarah Smith is not new to the world of health informatics. In fact, she has been actively working with health data for the last four years. After earning a BS in Health Information Management, she began a fulfilling career in health care IT. Smith, like many of her colleagues, is a woman behind the curtain.