2019 -- Carlos Fillmann earned his Master
of Science Degree in Health Informatics in 2018 from Logan University, where he
learned to use technology to improve patient care and health care business
practices. He currently works as a telehealth technician with Finger Lakes
Community Health in New York.
He was recently interviewed by BestColleges.com to share his
experience earning his master’s degree, the transition from school to the
workplace, and advice for students considering a degree in health informatics.
Read it here.
October 25, 2018 -- On Nov. 1, the
Logan community will be wishing Carlos Fillmann farewell as he starts his
journey toward a new career path.
has served as a maintenance and groundskeeper employee for Logan since 2015. In
2016, he enrolled in Logan’s Master of Science in Health Informatics, becoming
one of three students in the inaugural class. Over the last few years, Carlos has managed to
balance work at Logan while obtaining his Master’s degree where he has learned
to use technology to improve patient care and health care business practices.
week, he moves to New York to start his career as a telehealth technician with
Finger Lakes Community Health (FLCH). Founded in 1989, FLCH’s original mission
was to provide care to the region’s agricultural workers. In 2009, it became a
Federally Qualified Health Center, expanding its services to all in the area.
opportunity wouldn’t have been available to him without Logan’s innovative program,
Carlos said. “Although I don’t have the IT experience that roles like this
typically look for, Logan gave me a broad understanding of the field,” he
noted, adding that he feels the position is a good fit for his skills. “I will
be working with video conferencing equipment and getting more training and
knowledge on the technical side of telehealth.”
said FLCH’s history of treating agricultural workers, often through telehealth,
resonates with him. “I felt like home there,” he said. “I grew up in Brazil and
my grandparents on my mom’s side were farmers. They were far away from a
hospital, so getting treatment was hard. It’s something I can relate to and it
will be nice playing a role in helping people in a similar situation.”