Name: Kiaja Earlywine, RHIA
Current Employer and Position: Clinical Informaticist at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, MN
Program/Degree/Anticipated Graduation Date: Masters of Health Informatics, Graduated December 2016
Why did you choose The College of St. Scholastica’s HIIM program?
I chose to attend CSS for my Masters because of the program’s great reputation within the industry. I also attended CSS for my undergraduate degree and enjoyed the experience. The faculty and staff within the program are knowledgeable and great to work with. I know that I am getting a quality education at CSS.
What was your favorite part of taking HIIM classes at The College of St. Scholastica?
I liked that the flexibility of the online courses allowed me to take classes while working full time.
What are your goals for after you earn your HIIM degree/certificate from The College of St. Scholastica?
I was recently hired as a Clinical Informaticist, which was my career goal. In the short time that I have been in this position, it is evident that the classes at St. Scholastica have thoroughly prepared me for this type of job. I also plan to take the CHDA (Certified Health Data Analyst) exam now that I have graduated from the program.
What advice would you give to someone considering entering a HIIM Program at The College of St. Scholastica?
The faculty and staff at the college are great to work with and want to help you succeed!
What hobbies do you enjoy?
I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my first child, a boy who was born in November of 2015. Balancing a baby, a job, and school is challenging, but it is definitely worth it!