June 2, 2016

MHI student honored as 2016 Rudolph Graduate Scholar

MHI student Michelle Williams was recently named 2016 Rudolph Graduate Scholar for her work this summer with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in Washington D.C.

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams

Second-year MHI student Michelle Williams was recently honored as a 2016 Rudolph Graduate Scholar, an award which provides support, mentorship, and networking opportunities during her public service internship this summer in Washington D.C.

Michelle will be working with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. She will be participating in two projects: the implementation of new diagnostic codes for the Zika virus in a clinical decision support (CDSS) system for hospitals across the nation, and a patient matching and data quality initiative aimed at improving the quality and usefulness of big data by developing standards.

She hopes that the internship will expand her knowledge in understanding the development of informatics policy decisions for improving health outcomes across communities.