USF’s mission of “Change the World from Here” resonates with me. I whole-heartedly believe that the professors and administration truly feel this way as well, and will continue to support my ambitions to “do good.”
The Masters in Health Informatics at the University San Francisco program also caters to a board range of interests within healthcare. Everyone in the MSHI program has a different professional background, and consequently a different skill set. It has been wonderful learning and working with such a diverse group of individuals.
Roberta 'Robbie' Murphy
I was trained in Michigan as an occupational therapy assistant and have worked with adults with physical disabilities. My professional responsibilities systematically moved towards the use of data to measure the performance of individuals and programs.
Why Health Informatics?
Health informatics has shaped my career and I believe I have helped to shape how health information is used at Dignity Health. The electronic health record has revolutionized both the delivery and the documentation of every type of health service across the continuum of care. I find it very satisfying to develop systems that allow the health data being generated to be accessible, meaningful and usable.
What advice would you give to potential MS Health Informatics’ students?
Be prepared to be amazed. The global breadth of the program and the partnerships that are in place to support students’ learning are remarkable. There is a clear expectation that program graduates will make a significant contribution to field of health informatics and to our world.
I am inspired by the USF motto 'Change The World From Here'. In the next phase of my career, I plan to use health informatics to improve the health of underserved populations.