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Community Partner: Norris Square Community Alliance

Norris  Square Community AllianceFounded in 1983 by a group of women who wanted to create a healthier, safer environment for their children, the Norris Square Community Alliance operates centers in the North Philadelphia neighborhoods of Kensington, Harrowgate, Fairhill, and Fishtown. Temple is one of four partner organizations that help NSCA enhance its Head Start early childhood programs.

Posted:  May 3, 2017

Opinion: Healthcare Data Security Starts in Your Inbox

The sheer volume of information generated in today’s healthcare environment is enough to make any chief information officer cringe. But there is another factor to consider these days: On the black market, medical information is 40 times as valuable as a credit card number. If someone’s AMEX number might fetch $1, that same person’s data-rich healthcare record – full of information like date of birth, Social Security number, and other important identifiers, each one the better to establish a new account with – would fetch $40.

Posted:  May 1, 2017

Phenomenal Teacher: Lindback Award Winner Heather Porter

Heather Porter - Lindback Awards“It's just surreal,” says Heather Porter in her office on a sunny spring day. Sunlight streamed through a thin window facing Broad Street, illuminating the awards, diplomas, elegant plants and art, and family photos that crowd her office. The juxtaposition is clear but casual, as if the personal and professional fit hand in glove. Much like Porter herself.

Posted:  April 27, 2017

Called to Serve Veterans

Tammy Barlet, BS Public Health 2017"This is about my fourth time in Alaska," Tammy Barlet says in a recent phone call. She was taking a break from her full-time internship at the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership’s Immunization Workgroup – the final requirement for her BS in public health. "It's ironic that I went into the Coast Guard thinking, 'Oh, I'll just get to stay stateside, no problem.' And now I’m looking at a long-term career working for the VFW."

Posted:  April 21, 2017

Career Builder: Joseph Boateng

Weeks before he receives his Master of Science degree in health informatics, Joseph Boateng took his next step along an already clear career path. In his new role as operations manager of health information management at Jefferson University Hospital, he oversees all the health information activities and resources for Jefferson University Physicians. 

“Jefferson is a fast-paced, innovative environment and a great place to be for healthcare technology,” he says.

Posted:  April 18, 2017

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