You’re interested in a career in the health information management and technology field, but find yourself struggling to decide which path to follow. Will it be health information management (HIM) or health information technology (HIT)? Here’s a look at the differences between the two, how they’re related, and how a career in either can help you find your future in healthcare…. [Read More]
Daniel McCarty spends a lot of time looking into the past – but for good reason. For McCarty, dwelling on the past is critical to moving forward, at least when it comes to understanding population health.
As a trained epidemiologist, McCarty’s career includes extensive research into issues such as obesity and diabetes prevention. His studies have taken him all over the world, looking for answers to ailments that are seemingly ubiquitous. McCarty, an associate professor at the School of Health Care Professions at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and instructor for the online UW Health Information Management and Technology program, says his work has been aided by the revolution of the electronic health record (EHR)…. [Read More]