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BJC Healthcare Informatics
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Meet the Faculty

Dave S. Knowlton
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology
School of Education

"For any informatics system to be effective, personnel must be well trained in using that system. Principles of instructional systems design play an important role in the success of healthcare informatics."

Frank Lyerla
Assistant Professor, Department of Primary Care & Health Systems Nursing
SIUE School of Nursing

"The need is great for clinicians trained in healthcare informatics. SIUE's new program comes at an opportune time to meet the needs of the healthcare industry by preparing professionals in healthcare informatics, which has a great impact on all healthcare workers and the patients they care for. Today's healthcare facilities are incorporating informatics to improve patient safety and outcomes. Additionally, informatics can improve communication and facilitate data management in ways that are cost effective for the facility. Students in this program will learn how informatics can be used to accomplish these goals."

Mary Sumner
Professor, Computer Management & Information Systems and Associate Dean for Executive & Continuing Education
SIUE School of Business

"The BJC Healthcare Informatics classes have bridged the gap between clinical and IT (information technology). The clinicians are eager to learn, enthusiastic, and committed to learning IT concepts and skill sets that will enable them to use health care information systems effectively to support the quality of health care. Teaching in this program has been a sheer joy for all SIUE faculty members."

Valerie Yancey, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate Professor
SIUE School of Nursing

"Each new technology carries with it a set of complex social, ethical and legal questions. Your master's degree in healthcare informatics will equip you with the knowledge you need to create just, ethical, and socially responsible technologies for use in health care environments."

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