Logan Health Informatics Grad Featured on BestColleges.com

June 4, 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.

Employee Spotlight: Carlos Fillmann

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.

Carlos 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.

Next 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.

The 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.”

Carlos 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.”