MJSP Informatics

Mary E. Clem, St. Catherine University

Project Description

Mary Clem, Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, was awarded $46,326 by the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership for the Benedictine Health System and Presbyterian Home & Service project.

This training program builds on the curriculum content and faculty expertise of St. Kate’s associate and master’s level informatics degree programs to meet a critical need shared by PHS, the nation’s fourth-largest senior living organization, and BHS, a top 10 largest US senior care organization.

Faculty from St. Kate’s current, associate-level Registered Health Information Technician (AHIMA-RHIT) certificate program has leveraged their AHIMA partnership to ensure effective content and design of this training program and continue to collaborate to define the most efficient test preparation procedures for participants.

The project is anticipated to have multiple added impacts such as the following: validating and strengthening curriculum in existing informatics degree program and course; increasing awareness of and enrollment in associate and master’s level informatics degree programs; and growing the research capacity of St. Kate’s PHS and BHS.