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Hands on an ipod that says Medical Record.
March 16, 2021
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.
A laptop screen showing data in a chart
January 13, 2021
Data Analytics is the process of examining raw datasets to find trends, draw conclusions and identify the potential for improvement.
Nicole Adisey
November 17, 2020
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
November 6, 2020
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.
Preparing for Your Annual Physical Exam: What Women Should Know
November 6, 2020
Annual exams for women are also known as well-woman exams or comprehensive women’s wellness exams. It’s so easy to get busy and skip a year, but women should not do this. Yearly checkups are vital to creating a comprehensive record of a woman’s health and increase the chances that any issues will be caught early […]
Hands of a person typing in a laptop screen
October 20, 2020
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
September 14, 2020
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.
A patient listens to a health care worker go over data on a tablet
August 27, 2020
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
August 5, 2020
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.
Outdoor image of a Pitt banner
June 13, 2019
New program part of larger effort for SHRS to bring more graduate degrees online