What the program was like for you?
The Healthcare Technologies Management program captured my interest as being a graduate degree from Marquette University concentrating on business and regulatory topics related to Biomedical Engineering. As a recent graduate from Marquette's undergraduate Biomedical Engineering program and working in research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, I wanted to take advantage of the program's opportunity to enhance my project management skills. It was also important to me that I could continue to work full-time and take classes in the evenings. I not only benefited from the program's classes surrounding business topics but it was a huge gain that I could use an assignment I was working on in my current job to complete my Applied Biomedical Engineering Project. It really helped me to apply the program's curriculum to my daily work experience. The other component of the program that I really enjoyed was the opportunity to take a few elective classes. I was able to take a graduate level engineering course on Rehabilitation Engineering as well as a medical school course in Neuroscience, two areas of the Biomedical field I was interested in exploring.
How it's helped you in your current role:
Currently I work for Epic as a Project Manager installing Radiology Information Systems in hospitals across the country. Although I don't participate directly in our product development, I manage multiple implementation projects at one time. I've learned at Marquette through the Healthcare Technologies Management program how to manage processes, how to understand associated regulatory laws and accreditations related to the healthcare industry, and how to complete projects while staying under budget. I've used the knowledge from my undergraduate Biomedical Engineering degree as well as my graduate work to be able to talk about Radiology technology to our customers, to understand our customers' requests for functionality in our system, and to be able to translate end user work-flows into system configuration. Through my graduate work, I strive on interdisciplinary teams that involve project managers, technical support, and product developers. I know how to recognize the big picture of an entire project but also the small details and deadlines to ultimately reach the end goal.
Project Manager, Epic Systems Corp.
HTM Graduate, 2006
What graduates of the HTM program have to say:
The Healthcare Technologies Management program has given me the tools needed to advance my career in a field that is heavily impacted by rapidly changing technology. This program is flexible enough to prepare a student for key roles in product and business management, as well as clinical and delivery services in the healthcare field.
Worldwide Product Director, Imaging
Biosense Webster (Johnson & Johnson)
Diamond Bar, CA
The Master’s degree in Healthcare Technologies Management was the perfect mix of business administration and biomedical engineering. As a clinical engineer, if fit both my personal and career goals. All this in one year – this is a truly outstanding program.
Chief, Facilities Management and Education
The Healthcare Technologies Management Program was the “right mix”. It offered me the “right mix” of coursework and home life. The availability of two on-line courses allowed me to participate in these classes without a major disturbance to my home life. I was even able to participate while traveling in France. The flexibility of the program faculty was key. As a working professional, the balance of home, work, and school is delicate and difficult. The staff gave me the support so that it could be done.
The program was also the “right mix” of business and technology. The ability to study basic business courses and take technical electives is one of the unique qualities of this program. This was a major concern for me when I was selecting a graduate program. Being an engineer, I wanted the business courses but didn’t want to sacrifice my technical skills. The “right mix” of this program allowed me to do both.
Electrical Design Engineer
GE Medical Systems
The HCTM program provided practical knowledge about technology as it pertains to the healthcare industry. After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, the HCTM program seemed like a natural fit. Not only did the curriculum prepare me for an entry-level clinical engineering position in a hospital, but it also prepared me for quick advancement into a management role with a large managed services company. This well-tailored program provided the tools necessary for me to manage healthcare technology, people, and a $7M budget.
Associate Director, Clinical Engineering
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
I wish this program would have existed when I went to Marquette. I would have enrolled in it. It finally fills a real industry need by preparing individuals for the jobs that exist today. When hiring, graduates of this program should be given serious consideration.
Raymond T. Riddle
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Standard Imaging, Inc.
I believe that this program greatly benefits students by providing them with the necessary tools to immediately contribute to the development of medical devices in industry. By offering a range of courses and a three-semester project focused on today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare issues and challenges, I have found that the graduates of this program provide immediate added value from a clinical, technical and business perspective. The students are enthusiastic, focused and well prepared for careers in the medical industry.
Phillip T. Weinfurt, Ph.D.
Director, Technology Assessment and New Business Opportunities
GE Medical Systems-Information Technologies
Milwaukee , WI