On August 23, Lori Orlando, M.D., MHS, and associate director for the Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine, added another title to her name: Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi).
Orlando graduated from Duke’s MMCi program, a unique one-year program that focuses on business, technology and strategy in health care. The program provides health care professionals with the expertise they need to manage and lead data-driven innovation.
“My work in implementation science has driven me more and more towards leveraging technology to help support providers in their efforts to integrate genomic medicine in their clinics,” Orlando said. “However, technology right now is more of a hindrance than a help. It’s too time consuming and not user friendly.”
Orlando entered MMCi to gain a better understanding of the technology landscape so she could help make technology more useful for healthcare providers. She plans to use the knowledge she learned in MMCi to improve existing tools and develop more solutions. “Genomic medicine is complicated, and there is a lot data,” she said. “We have to be supported by technology, but it has to be done the right way.”