I chose the MHI program because it offered a practicum component, which was another opportunity to learn all I could in a real-life professional setting.
Bobbette Bennett was looking for an opportunity to bring her healthcare experience to the digital world. As a Registered Nurse, Bennett saw firsthand the need to implement better technological solutions within healthcare settings.
IHPME’s Master of Health Informatics (MHI) offered Bennett a unique opportunity to not only learn about how technology can improve healthcare delivery, but work with leading organizations that would allow her to apply the program’s learnings to real-world scenarios.
“I chose the MHI program because it offered a practicum component, which was another opportunity to learn all I could in a real-life professional setting,” says Bennett.
The combination of course-based learning and practical experience resonated with Bennett, who was looking for further opportunities to understand the impact of health informatics on transforming healthcare systems. Bennett shares this learning was invaluable to her future career pursuits.
“I gained a deeper understanding of what health informatics was and how much value it can bring to our healthcare system,” says Bennett. “I was able to envision my contribution to this field, and saw myself as a leader in being able to implement the concept I learned with my superiors.”
Bennett emphasizes there are many benefits to the MHI program. The program’s projects are often based on real-world issues, opportunities for team building, and guest speakers that provide practical knowledge and experiences from the field. This paired with the opportunity to make connections with diverse professional backgrounds greatly contributed to the quality of discussion and learning.
Currently, Bennett works as the Senior Application Analyst for Central East Ontario Hospitals.
“This involves, but is not limited to, the monitoring and maintenance of Epic ASAP and Care Everywhere software application,” says Benett. “There is also a project management component to this role with respect to system improvement and working with stakeholders to assess how it can better meet their needs.”
Bennett shares that for those interested in healthcare, business, or technology, MHI can be the necessary next step to accelerating their career within the field of health informatics.