Online/Blended Degree and Certificate Programs

Critical Informatics Skills for Tomorrow's Healthcare Leaders

Graduate Programs in Healthcare Informatics - Information Session

Wednesday, October 5
12:00 P.M. (ET)
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About the Session

Join Program Director Dr. Mary Jahrsdoerfer and Enrollment Counselor Michael Stone as they share what you can expect in the online MS in Healthcare Informatics and the Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Informatics programs. Learn more about how our cutting-edge curriculum can prepare you to make practical changes in the way healthcare is delivered and managed in this rapidly growing field. Some of the topics covered in the presentation include:

  • A comprehensive look at the curriculum specifically designed for healthcare professionals and career changers
  • How you’ll build high-demand skills in information systems, informatics, analytics and big data
  • Admissions requirements and how the admissions committee holistically reviews your application
  • A live Q&A session

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The Presenters

Mary L. Jahrsdoerfer, PhD, RN

Mary L. Jahrsdoerfer, PhD, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director

With over 20 years of experience in hospital leadership and complex program development, Dr. Jahrsdoerfer’s career interests grew to emerging healthcare technologies specific to patient safety. Her research intent is to demonstrate that by simultaneously analyzing disparate clinical data points, a predictive warning may be communicated to clinical staff prior to a serious adverse patient event. She has experience conducting evidence-based research, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and speaking publicly to convey her message. Dr. Jahrsdoerfer holds a PhD from UMass Amherst, an MHA from Long Island University as well as a BSN from Stony Brook University.

Michael Stone

Michael Stone

Enrollment Counselor

Mike Stone has over 10 years of experience working in the higher education field. A first-generation college graduate, he is passionate about assisting students to meet their educational and career goals. In his role as an Enrollment Counselor for Adelphi’s online undergraduate and graduate programs, Mike is dedicated to connecting with potential students and assisting them through the admission process. Mike holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Psychology and a master’s degree in Management and Organizational Behavior.

A. Hasan Sapci, MD

A. Hasan Sapci, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sapci specializes in evidence-based medicine, big data analytics and remote patient monitoring applications, telemedicine and connected health, as well as mobile health technologies and clinical decision support systems. He helped to start the Health Informatics Training and R&D laboratory where students get first-hand experience with robotics as it relates to healthcare informatics. Dr. Sapci earned his MD from the Ankara University Faculty of Medicine and is a family medicine specialist with a postdoctoral degree from Numune Training and Research Hospital.

Thomas J. Virgona, PhD

Thomas J. Virgona, PhD

Associate Professor

A passionate educator and researcher of information science, Dr. Virgona served in various leadership roles at Citigroup for nearly 20 years. He holds various certifications related to online teaching and is also a certified firefighter and open water diver. Dr. Virgona’s research interests include disaster recovery, information security and healthcare informatics. He earned his PhD in Information Studies from Long Island University. Dr. Virgona also holds a Master of Science in Information Systems from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Brockport.