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.
Boateng has also worked as a healthcare IT consultant at Siemens Healthcare (now Cerner) and at Dignity Health. He gives credit for his career progress to Temple, where he completed not only his newly minted master’s but also his BS in health information management.
With Temple's access to the latest information and methods in the field, he says, “I was able to use and share this information in my role at work, which helped with my career.” Exposure to industry resources and guest lectures by healthcare leaders helped him plug into the profession and gain a deeper understanding of his work.
“It’s been a great way of gaining knowledge and building a strong network,” he says. “I feel prepared to become a leader in the healthcare informatics and information management world.”