Health Informatics

Sam Viggiano - Jack of All Trades

Sam Viggiano - Jack of All Trades

Sam Viggiano began his academic career earning a Bachelor of Arts in music with a minor in speech pathology. While in a Post-Baccalaureate program in pre-speech pathology, he began working as a financial administrator for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Now he’s working towards his online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS).

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Top 5 Career Trends in Digital Health

The health care industry faces a consistent and growing demand for innovation. Patients and providers both want to see higher quality care and lower costs. Technology and data promise to help make this happen.

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What is a Health Informatics Consultant?

Health informatics consultants are support professionals responsible for the systems and databases that health care organizations and facilities use to maintain patient records. Industry advances in health IT and emerging digital health technologies are forcing health care organizations to keep up. Due to this growing need, the demand for health informatics consultants is increasing.

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The Role of Health Care IT in the Future

In February 2009, President Obama passed the Health Information Technology for Economic Clinical Health (HITECH) Act as part of the economic stimulus bill known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Since then, more and more health care providers are abandoning the old ways of paper and filing and entering the digital age.

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MS in Health Informatics: Learning & Career Outcomes

Many of those entering a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program are currently working in IT or in the health care industry, but many others are using the program to make a career change. Whether you are looking to advance an existing career or want to pursue a new career in health informatics, completing an MSHI program will certainly make a difference on your resume.

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The Role of Data Analytics in Health Care

Data Analytics is the process of examining raw datasets to find trends, draw conclusions and identify the potential for improvement.