Emerald Liang was first immersed into the world of health informatics in one of her first jobs. While working on electronic medical record implementation within a hospital, Liang saw firsthand how technology impacts clinical workflows.
Everyone had a wealth of experience that helped expand my own horizons.
In one of her first jobs, Emerald Liang became immersed in the world of health informatics. While working on electronic medical record implementation within a hospital, Liang saw firsthand how technology impacts clinical workflows.
Liang was interested in pursuing a Master of Health Informatics (MHI) to gain a deeper understanding of how technology can improve processes and workflows. With past experience working within the healthcare sector, Liang felt the program would leverage their background and further career opportunities.
One of the main highlights of the MHI program for Liang was making connections with peers, faculty, and guest speakers.
“Everyone had a wealth of experience that helped expand my own horizons,” says Liang.
MHI offers students a diverse curriculum to apply health informatics competencies to real-world healthcare scenarios. Students will not only gain theoretical knowledge of the downstream benefits, but how to apply these learnings within practical settings. Liang shares that these learnings are critical to working within the field.
“MHI gave me the foundations necessary to find my footing in this field and taught me how I should communicate and present my ideas to others,” says Liang.
Currently, Liang works as a Business System Analyst at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). CIHI provides population data and information to help accelerate improvements in healthcare and health system performance.
For those interested, Liang highlights the many opportunities MHI can offer current and prospective students. “As a student, you’ll have access to many new resources and opportunities,” says Liang. ”Take this chance to learn and experience as much as you can.”