It was during her clinical rotation as an undergrad at UAB Hospital that Destiny Hall Greene had the opportunity to work with IT professionals, administration officials and hospital medical staff on issues that ensured quality and efficient medical services were delivered to patients uninterrupted with the utilization of technology and sharing of information.
“I became intrigued with the emerging technologies and changes I was seeing put in place in the hospital,” said Greene, a Huntsville native. “I noticed how systems and technologies such as electronic health records and digital diagnostic equipment could drastically improve the type of care that patients received and wanted to learn more.”
Greene earned her degree in Radiological Sciences in the School of Health Professions (SHP) in 2008 and was certified as a radiologic technologist in 2009. Because of that encounter at UAB hospital, she decided to pursue a master’s in Health Informatics at UAB. She learned that students should really research when deciding what path to take.
“There are many programs offered, not only through the School of Health Professions, but the university as a whole that many students often do not know about,” said Greene. “Most importantly, find something that fits your interest.”
Greene encourages students to get involved on campus as she did with SHP’s Student Government Association. She also recommends finding a mentor.
“Establishing a mentor relationship can be valuable,” said Greene.
She is excited about being a part of an emerging health related field. She is currently working as an application solution consultant with SuccessEHS, a leading company providing electronic health record and practice management solutions to physician practices and community health centers.
“My responsibilities include training and consulting customers implementing SuccessEHS’s software, services, and technology and other customer support activities,” said Greene. “Additionally I work with all departments of the company to ensure that customers develop efficient workflows and that we troubleshoot any problems they may encounter. “
She is expected to earn her master’s degree in December 2012 and hopes to continue to serve as a liaison between the clinical, technological and administrative fields.