The MHI program at IHPME provided a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge that I could use to further my career development.

Alex Gao was introduced to the world of health informatics in a startup company he worked in before joining IHPME. Seeing firsthand the potential for technology-based change within organizations and healthcare systems, Gao pursued the Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program. 

Gai quickly realized the value of MHI’s emphasis on combining theory and practice. MHI’s curriculum delivers AI-related learnings while also offering practicum positions that help expand professional skills and competencies. 

“The MHI program at IHPME provided a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge that I could use to further my career development,” says Gao. 

Gao shares the same sentiment as many IHPME alumni. The connections made with peers create lifelong friendships that extend beyond the classroom walls. 

“The program is structured in a way where you move and progress as a cohort, you form strong bonds that last a lifetime,” Gao shares. “Some of my closest friends are the ones I made during my time in the MHI program.”

Currently, Gao is working as a Manager in Accenture’s Health Industry practice. This role positions Gao at the intersection of health and information technology and utilizes many of the skills and knowledge developed within the MHI program.

Gao shares for those interested in MHI, enjoy the opportunities to connect with others in the program. 

“Enjoy your time, make friends and connections because those people will be your colleagues, clients, and partners in the future,” says Gao. “Live in the moment, before you know it, you will be an alumni of the MHI program too!” 

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