#IAmGalen: Jacob Morrison, Technical Consultant

#IAmGalen: Jacob Morrison, Technical Consultant

JacobMorrisonWhat was your background prior to joining Galen?

Originally pre-Medicine in undergrad at Indiana University, I’ve always had a passion for helping people in the healthcare system. After my sophomore year I realized that I wanted to take a different path towards pursuing that passion. I felt that with the ever changing state of affairs in the technology used to support healthcare practices, I could have an impact at a larger, system-wide level by understanding those technologies and helping create new ones. Junior year I switched to Informatics with a Healthcare focus. I continued my education at IU, receiving my Masters in Health Informatics earlier this year.  The extra two years of my masters allowed me to take internships at Harmony Healthcare IT and Crowe Horwath which gave me professional exposure to healthcare ETL and Data Analysis processes respectively.

What originally drew you to Galen/what was your first impression?

I was immediately drawn to the Archival work being done here in VCO, having done very similar work at Harmony. I felt that I could come in and make an immediate impact, which was a great opportunity for me. I really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere that I felt when I came in to interview so the decision to come and work here was a no-brainer.

What does your job entail, and what is the one thing you hope to do in it this role?

In the course of my work, I delve into legacy EMR systems to find relevant data points for archival. I am also doing a lot of scripting work in Python to convert non-MSSQL databases to MSSQL for archival.

What has been most unexpected about working here?

The extremely relaxed and fun-loving atmosphere that leads to a culture of hard work because everyone is invested in the success of the company.

Anything else you’d like people to know?

There are dogs in the office almost every day!

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