Innovative and Inspiring: Health Informatics
Megan Landry, BSN, MHA, and former Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Health Informatics, was a speaker on a healthcare panel during Maine Startup and Create Week on June 23, at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. The panel focused on an important aspect of health informatics in today’s healthcare environment: how the health informatics industry is embracing Big Data to transform the landscape of the healthcare industry into a predictive and analytical machine.
Maine Startup and Create Week
This year’s Maine Startup and Create Week theme was Design & Innovation, and how it is imperative for both design and innovation to be present in order to fuel high-impact entrepreneurship. For the third year in a row, Maine entrepreneurs gathered in downtown Portland, Maine to celebrate entrepreneurship while gaining access to cutting-edge content, opportunities for applied learning, and networking.
“I was thrilled to represent the University of New England as an innovator last week at Maine Startup and Create Week. I believe that quality technological tools and processes can impact healthcare outcomes across the globe, and I’m proud that UNE is a national leader in this effort.” – Megan Landry, former Health Informatics Program Director
Landry’s passion for health and healthcare improvement is at the center of her work, and is a direct result of her work in emergency nursing and clinical informatics.
Landry believes that at the heart of all care is a need for well-designed technology and processes that are designed for the entire care team – which includes the patient and their support system. Bringing the topics of consumer informatics, patient engagement, health disruption and innovation to her students around the world is critical to Landry’s work.
American Medical Informatics Association
As a part of UNE’s and Landry’s commitment to continuing education, this past week Landry has been in attendance at the American Medical Informatics Association® conference, InSpire 2016.
This new conference was created to support the current and next generation of academic and educational informatics professionals. As such, Landry has spent the week sharing and learning about state-of-the-art approaches and best practices in education, research, and training within the academic informatics community.
InSpire 2016 exists to support innovative approaches in informatics education for research and practice across health professions education and the biomedical sciences.
The Health Informatics Programs at UNE
The Graduate Programs in Health Informatics at UNE are 100% online and include options for a master’s degree and a graduate certificate. Each of the programs focuses on healthcare innovation, access, and quality, and the programs prepare students for a career in health informatics through the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption, and application of technology-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management, and planning.
To learn more about the online programs in health informatics at UNE, visit online.une.edu/health-informatics or call (855) 751-4445.
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- Health Informatics Informational Webinar
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