2016 HOSA Symposia

UM faculty members Kari McLean, Michelle Boller, Dave Montain, and Tom Gallagher provided  presentations to high school students at the Montana Health Occupations Student Association State Symposia on March 22. McLean and Montain discussed the various areas of IT supporting clinicians in healthcare facilities and described opportunities for careers associated with these positions. Kari is nursing informatician, implementation specialist with Cerner, and UM faculty member. Dave is a pharmacist informatician at Billings Clinic, and UM faculty member.

Boller provided an interactive Electronic Health Record activity to students, while Gallagher demonstrated the use of sensors and mobiles devices as technological tools for improving healthcare. Michelle Boller is an assistant professor from Business Technology and directs the Medical IT program of study. Tom Gallagher is a professor and directs the Information Technology program of study.

UM has one-year and two-year programs of study in Computer Support, Network Administration & Security, Medical Coding, Medical Administrative Assisting, and Medical Reception at Missoula College. A professional certificate in Healthcare IT is available for clinicians and IT support professionals. UM and Montana Tech partner in offering the baccalaureate degree in Health Care Informatics through a 2 + 2 program of study.

Informatics Pharmacist Dave Montain discusses the Health IT infrastructure at Billing Clinic

ACET Professor Tom Gallagher discusses smartphones, mobile apps, and sensors for patient nutrition