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University of Illinois at Chicago Informatics Graduates – Where Are They Now?

University of Illinois at Chicago Informatics Graduates – Where Are They Now?

Posted on23. Aug, 2013 by .

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On May 9, 2013, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) held commencement ceremonies for 117 graduates from three UIC online Health Informatics degree programs: Master of Science in Health Informatics – 87 graduates Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics – 17 graduates Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in HIM – 13 graduates In and of itself this accomplishment […]

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UIC’s Online Master of Science in Health Informatics “Inside Look” Webinar – Recording Available

UIC’s Online Master of Science in Health Informatics “Inside Look” Webinar – Recording Available

Posted on21. Mar, 2013 by .

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Earlier this week, the University of Illinois at Chicago conducted an “Inside Look” Webinar, featuring a panel consisting of faculty, graduates, current students, and enrollment advisors.  The hour-long presentation was short on fluff and got straight to the point – answering the specific questions that most prospective students need answered before considering this career investment.  […]

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The Challenge of Unstructured Data in Healthcare

The Challenge of Unstructured Data in Healthcare

Posted on22. Feb, 2013 by .

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This semester I’m taking two classes, one which I’ve been looking forward to since I started the HI Master’s program at UIC. I’m taking an independent study course in which I’ll write a 3o-page paper on a health informatics topic of my choice. I’m working with my independent study adviser Andrew D. Boyd, MD Assistant […]

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Failure, Finances, and APA Format

Failure, Finances, and APA Format

Posted on24. Jan, 2013 by .

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Barriers, Resistance, and Challenges As mentioned in my previous blog entry, my own personal barriers and resistance to changing my life and going back to school revolved around three main issues: the fear of failure, financial constraints, APA format, and of course the major challenges of keeping focused and time management.  My mother has always […]

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Where Do I Go From Here?

Where Do I Go From Here?

Posted on03. Jan, 2013 by .

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Last time, just before Thanksgiving, I wrote a post about my concerns with how to move forward in health informatics. Coincidentally, the class I was taking at the time BHIS 530 Topics in Health Informatics included a unit about this specific concern. So, I’ll cheat a bit today and post the response I wrote for that […]

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So Much Opportunity, So Many Challenges

So Much Opportunity, So Many Challenges

Posted on30. Nov, 2012 by .

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As I consider what to write in this blog posting, I think about all the opportunities I see in health informatics. As an information management professional, I have been working with data and computer systems for over 20 years. But health informatics is still in the beginning stages of providing the kind of value seen […]

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Thankful for a Midlife Crisis

Thankful for a Midlife Crisis

Posted on26. Nov, 2012 by .

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It is Thanksgiving!  For most it is a time to be with family and friends.  This is also a time that we share memories of good times and bad times, memories of the people we have lost or have impacted our lives in some way.  It is also a time that we reflect on all […]

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UIC Student Reporting from Superstorm Sandy

UIC Student Reporting from Superstorm Sandy

Posted on31. Oct, 2012 by .

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When I thought my life couldn’t get any more hectic, Hurricane Sandy comes along yesterday and shuts down the entire Eastern seaboard. Thank goodness we in New Hampshire didn’t get effects much more than serious wind and rain. I see a bit of sun peeking out now. Hopefully this will dry up all the rain […]

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My Road to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Master of Science in Health Informatics Program

My Road to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Master of Science in Health Informatics Program

Posted on25. Oct, 2012 by .

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Introduction My name is Dusty Brinson and I am a student in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program. For the next several months, I will be sharing with you my experiences as an online graduate student. Never say Never I graduated in 1992 with an Associate […]

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The End of My UIC Graduate Education, But Just the Beginning!

The End of My UIC Graduate Education, But Just the Beginning!

Posted on01. Jun, 2012 by .

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Suffice it to say things really started to hit me once I was boarded my flight from Atlanta to Chicago Midway on the evening of Wednesday, May 2nd.  A part of me was incredibly excited, another part of me was shocked in disbelief.  I’ve been doing this since January 2010, I thought to myself… where […]

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One For the Books…

One For the Books…

Posted on02. Dec, 2011 by .

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Wow does time fly. As of this writing, I am about half way through my third to last class with UIC’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program!  I still remember when I started back in January 2010, thinking that I’ll be in school forever; it sure doesn’t feel like that anymore! It […]

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