Theresa Harrigan is a graduate from Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics. She is currently an Informatics Business Analyst for EPIC implementation at Massachusetts General Hospital.
I am a registered nurse and have worked in health care for more than two decades. If you had asked me 10 years ago if I would be furthering my education, I would likely have said no. My family and professional life was simply too demanding and I could not imagine myself finding the time to attend classes. Fast forward a few years and you will find me celebrating the completion of my master’s degree from Brandeis in Health and Medical Informatics. The online-learning program at Brandeis provided me with the opportunity to expand my knowledge and understanding of health care relative to the application of technology solutions and opened new doors for me. I was able connect with and learn from experienced leaders in the industry in the industry as well as with other students from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and from all over the world. While a student at Brandeis, I discovered new opportunities and pathways for professional growth that I never realized existed.
My professional work continues to evolve and I have become involved in promoting technology solutions as an informatics analyst at Massachusetts General Hospital. My mission is to simplify health care for both providers and patients. Because of my educational experience and the knowledge gained, I believe I will be able to make a direct contribution to improving patient care outcomes and the delivery of health care.