Childhood experiences led Georgia State University health informatics master’s degree candidate Schuylar Holmes to a future in healthcare. She visited her chronically-ill grandmother in the hospital as a child, but her own experiences as a pediatric cancer patient solidified her interest.
Oumme Sairally, a summa cum laude spring graduate of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in health informatics (HI), moved from halfway around the world to earn her Georgia State degree. The native of Mauritius and first-generation college student landed a job with B-Swift, an electronic benefits management company, a division of Aetna/CVS Health.
Takyna Ritter, Stephanie Scales and Brienna Sylvester along with three additional classmates, became the first graduates of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions master’s degree in health informatics in May.
Senior health informatics student Maher Ahmed took and passed the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems, one of two health IT certifications offered by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The examination and preparation costs were part of a prize for being the 2019 Health Informatics Shark Tank champion.
Courtney Wingo is an integration architect on the regulatory compliance team at Cerner Corporation based in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Georgia State University in spring 2016 with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in health informatics and shares her journey as an health informatics student.
Andrea Morgan, an experienced trainer, helps hospitals and healthcare providers all over the country maximize their use of electronic medical records (EMR) systems. Now, Morgan is pursuing a master’s in health informatics degree. How does her work and the COVID-19 pandemic impact her goals and education?