By the end of 2017, it is estimated there will be 50,000 new jobs in health informatics, according
to the American Health Information Management Association—a positive outlook for students
pursuing Logan’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI).
The massive amount of data tied
to health care has exploded in the last
decade, creating career opportunities at
the intersection of health care, information
technology and administration. Recognizing
the critical role that health informatics plays
in health care delivery, Logan is training
professionals who understand how health
care is delivered as well as how technology
can be used to ensure high quality patient
Meet some of the students making up
Logan’s MSHI inaugural class and how they
hope to make a difference in the lives of
As a business
analyst in the
oil and gas
for the perfect
Searching online, he found Logan’s MSHI
Program and thought it would align well
with his past experience and career goals.
Today, Ben says the program’s flexibility
affords him the ability to do his coursework
anywhere he can find an Internet
connection. “I wasn’t sure how I would
adapt to an online program instead of the
traditional classroom setting, but it has been
great and my grades reflect it,” he said. “I
also enjoy that my kids see me working hard on my studies, and it sets a good example
The Texas native’s interest in health care
was ignited when his son was born with a
life-threatening tumor and was saved by the
work of doctors and nurses at the Texas
Children’s Hospital. “I felt a calling to give
back and help out in the best way I know
how,” he says.
Ben aspires to work at Texas Children’s
Hospital and apply the knowledge gained at
Logan to help deliver quality patient care.
“This program has shown me the extent
to which technology is used in the health
care setting, and I am quickly realizing the
endless possibilities,” he said.
destined to have
a role in health
by his mother,
an early passion
for caring for others.
Originally from Novo Hamburgo, Brazil,
Carlos obtained his undergraduate degree
in biology from the State University of New
York-Oswego. After moving back to St.
Louis, where his parents reside, he started
working in Logan’s maintenance department
and learned of the MSHI Program. “The
degree combines two of my passions—
health care and information technology—and is a great step in entering the next
phase of my career.”
Carlos says the best part of the degree
is the diversity of both the students
and faculty, which allows much learning
from everyone’s varied backgrounds and
experiences. “The online process has
been much better than I expected and we
manage to communicate effectively for our
group projects,” he said.
of the health
Debra sees a
way to try and
make it better.
as a director
of food and
nutrition services at a hospital in Greenville,
Ill., and enrolled as a student in Logan’s
MSHI Program. “I want to combine my
health care experience with analytics to
improve patient outcomes in relation to
medical nutrition therapy,” she said. “Logan
is helping me accomplish that.”
Debra earned her bachelor’s degree in
nutrition from the University of Incarnate
Word in San Antonio and completed a
Dietetic Internship Program at the St.
Louis Veterans Administration Medical
Center. When she decided to continue her
education in health care, Debra looked at
universities that would provide the most
opportunity and flexibility.