Health Informatics Practicum Experience

Health Informatics Practicum Overview

The Master of Science in Health Informatics is a master’s degree that can be completed 100% online in six semesters, or two full years, assuming a student takes two courses per semester. Students enrolled in this program complete ten required courses, two elective courses, and a field practicum experience. We spoke to Nan Solomons, the field practicum coordinator for the…

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August 24, 2018 |

Graphic with rising arrow to depict emerging health information technology

Top Health Technology Trends & Insights

As we entered the second half of 2018, our Graduate Programs in Health Informatics weighed in on the major trends we can look forward to seeing in healthcare. The landscape of the industry changes regularly, but some prominent tech improvements continue to stand out. The following three emerging health information technology examples are advancing healthcare’s mission of delivering more efficient and…

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August 14, 2018 |

Still from the blockchain webinar showing students conversing with each other in a circle of chairs

Webinar: Blockchain Practice & Principles in Healthcare

The UNE Online Master of Science in Health Informatics program is happy to present this webinar bringing together three experts in the field of blockchain: Rob Dolci, President, and CEO of Aizoon USA, a technology company specializing in solving challenges through innovation by designing and developing software systems for smarter factories and more secure networks. Todd Kitchens, a University of New…

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June 26, 2018 |

Illustration of a doctor pointing to a clipboard with several logos around his head such as Amazon, Google, and Apple to depict healthcare tech

American Tech Giants Enter the Race to Improve Healthcare

The United States spends more than $3 trillion annually on health care, making it the fifth largest industry in the country. In 2017, ten of the largest American tech giants entered the healthcare race and became involved in health care equity deals valued at more than $2.7 billion, up 90% since 2012. As technology begins to shape the future of…

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May 22, 2018 |

An infographic that explains the Master in Health Informatics program and how it combines healthcare and health technology

Infographic: What is Health Informatics?

Learn more about the field that intersects healthcare and health technology to empower people to lead healthier lives. The Master of Science in Health Informatics degree at UNE Online centers its approach around the student experience and how each student experiences education. We pioneer our programs to be innovative through technology, focused on three specific areas of study, and aligned…

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May 2, 2018 |

top health informatics trends

Health Informatics Trends – with Liz Zampino

Liz Zampino is not only an adjunct faculty member at UNE Online in the Health Informatics program – she is also a long-time professional in the world of health informatics in the realm of mobile health application design and adoption. Last year she led a #HITedu Twitter Chat on behalf of UNE Online, on the topic ‘Engaging Patients in Mobile…

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April 11, 2018 |

Dr. Joseph Walton

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Walton, PharmD, MS, BCPS – Health Informatics

Dr. Joseph Walton is a faculty member in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies in the Health Informatics program, and has some fascinating projects going on in his professional career. We spoke with Dr. Walton recently about his work in the field of Health Informatics, and how he creates a sense of community among his online students. Can you…

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March 29, 2018 |

Health Informatics at UNE Online, new focus areas

Health Informatics: New Focus Areas!

The Health Informatics program at UNE Online offers two options – a 36 credit-hour Master of Science in Health Informatics program that can be completed in as little as two years, and a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics that can be completed in just one year. Both programs are 100% online, with no campus visits required, and no GRE required.…

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March 22, 2018 |

Steve Butka, Health Informatics Student at UNE Online

Ambassador Spotlight: Steve Butka, Health Informatics Program

Steve Butka is a student at UNE Online in the Health Informatics program. He was kind enough to answer a few questions recently about his experience as a student, the challenges, and highlights of the Health Informatics program, and some advice for incoming students. What drew you toward earning a degree in Health Informatics? I am currently working in the…

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February 27, 2018 |

3 Top Trends in Health IT for 2018

3 Top Trends in Health IT for 2018

Health informatics has definitely been, and will continue to be, making headlines. From wearables and artificial intelligence to data acquisition and analysis and everything in between, health IT is ubiquitous. In 2018, as technology becomes more integrated into healthcare, the following look to be the top trends in health IT for 2018: Smart Hospitals 2018 will mark the push from…

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February 9, 2018 |

Nan Solomons, Ph.D., Practicum Coordinator

Faculty Spotlight: Nan Solomons, Ph.D., Practicum Coordinator – Health Info

Dr. Nan Solomons is the Practicum Coordinator for the Master of Science in Health Informatics program at UNE Online. We spoke with her this week to discuss the field of health informatics, and how she supports students through their Practicum process. How did you get interested in the field of Health Informatics? I got interested in the field of Health…

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October 6, 2017 |

Michele Marshall, MSIN Student

Student Spotlight: Michele Marshall, Health Informatics Program

Michele Marshall is a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSIN) student originally from Casco, Maine. With a strong interest in healthcare and science, Michele spent twenty years working as a medical technologist. Michele currently balances working full-time as a microbiology software analyst for a medical technology company with family life and her studies. Hear more from Michele in our…

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October 4, 2017 |

Health Informatics focus areas

Announcing – NEW – Health Informatics Focus Areas

In celebration of National Health IT week, we are pleased to announce the creation of three NEW focus areas for our Master of Science in Health Informatics degree. You are now able to select one of the following areas as a specialization: Healthcare Leadership Health Data Analytics Training and Development These three focus areas complement our existing Master of Science…

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October 3, 2017 |

Health IT Education and Career Growth

Health IT Education and Career Growth

As the field of health informatics grows, there is a tremendous need for educated professionals to fill crucial roles. One of the greatest challenges in health informatics today comes from ensuring that new health informatics professionals are equipped with the skills and knowledge to make sure that healthcare technologies are implemented effectively and in a way that improves efficiency, affordability…

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October 2, 2017 |

Alexandra Legere, Enrollment Counselor

Meet Our Team: Alexandra Legere

Alexandra Legere is an enrollment counselor. She also stars in UNE Online’s Facebook Live videos answering your questions about UNE, the application process, and graduate school. As an enrollment counselor, Allie enjoys hearing the passion in potential student’s voices and working with them as they take charge of their futures by applying to graduate school. At UNE Online, students are…

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August 29, 2017 |

Vadna Bhambri, MSIN Student

Student Spotlight: Vandna Bhambri, Health Informatics Program

Vandna Bhambri is a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSIN) student from Boston, Massachusetts. With a desire to help people within the healthcare field and a passion for technology, health informatics was a natural career choice. “I knew that there was a demand for Health Informatics and a limitless world of possibilities for what I could do with an…

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August 10, 2017 |

Jeff Nelsen, Enrollment Counselor UNE Online

Meet Our Team: Jeff Nelsen

As an Enrollment Counselor, Jeff enjoys hearing prospective students’ stories and guiding them through the major life change of going back to graduate school. At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people that…

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July 10, 2017 |

Upward Trends

8 Health Informatics Trends

We met up with Imran Khan,  MBA, MS, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, a faculty member for the Graduate Programs in Health Informatics, at the 2017 HIMSS conference.  Imran is a recognized leader in the Health Informatics industry, and HIMSS is the largest expo and learning conference for Health Informatics Professionals in the country. For some background on Imran Khan and his…

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June 25, 2017 |

Duane Bedell

Faculty Spotlight: Duane Bedell – Health Informatics Program

Duane Bedell is an instructor at UNE Online in the Health Informatics program. He’s passionate about the field of education and works diligently to set his students up for success in the field of health informatics. Duane earned his MA in Educational Technology from the University of Michigan-Flint, his BS in Information Technology and Security from Baker College of Flint,…

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June 1, 2017 |

MSIN White Paper - Health Informatics

Social Determinants and Health Informatics

Using large data sets, Health Informatics professionals can identify health trends among populations. For example, you could leverage social determinants and health informatics.  Health is affected by a complex web of factors, including social determinants of health. Health is often attributed to genetics, and to some extent, lifestyle. We’re told that if we eat a balanced diet, exercise with some…

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May 3, 2017 |

Hayley Kinsella, Senior Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Hayley Kinsella

At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people that are dedicated to making that happen every day. Meet Hayley Kinsella Hayley is a Senior Student Support Specialist who has been working at UNE…

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April 14, 2017 |

Hayley Kinsella, Senior Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Holland Wegner

Holland Wegner is an Enrollment Counselor for our advanced degree programs in Health Informatics and Applied Nutrition. At UNE Online, students are our top priority and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people on our team who are dedicated to making that happen…

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April 6, 2017 |

Twitter Chat with Elizabeth Zampino

#HITedu Chat: Engaging Patients in Mobile Health Design

Mobile health applications, part of the larger e-health movement, are programs uploaded onto mobile devices like smartphones or tablets. Providers use mobile health apps for things like clinical decision support, to reference or research information, and monitor, follow up and communicate with patients. Patients use a variety of mobile health apps including those prescribed by their providers and those that…

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April 5, 2017 |

Faculty Spotlight: Inran Khan, MBA, MS, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Faculty Spotlight: Imran Khan, MBA, MS, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS – Health Inform

We caught up with Health Informatics faculty member Imran Khan recently, to discuss his perspective on how he fosters a sense of community with his online students, and also to get his take on upcoming trends in the field of Health Informatics. Imran Khan earned his MBA from the University of Illinois, then went on to earn his MS in…

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March 23, 2017 |