ATTN: Marie Maloney, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
- Healthcare informatics
- Optimizing the quality of patient care through the integration of payer and provider processes
- MS in Health Informatics, Northeastern University
- BA in Biology, Queens College, City University of New York
Marie A. Maloney is a part-time lecturer in the Master of Science in Health Informatics program at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Apart from being an information technology and healthcare informatics educator, she is the chief executive officer of AEGIS Informatics in Rhode Island. Maloney collaborates with clinical leadership to develop and support innovative care management approaches for dual eligible populations and government programs.
She has been a chief information officer for several leading health care organizations in the Northeast, including; Boston Medical Center’s HealthNet Plan, Senior Whole Health of New York and Massachusetts, and other health plans. Maloney was the president of the New England Chapter of HIMSS in 2014-15 and now holds the position of vice president in the organization.
By leading the implementation and transition to advanced, state of the art systems, she has driven IT transformation by aligning IT and business strategies. Maloney directed the development of integrated data warehouses that provide the analytics that are vital to improving the quality of healthcare delivery and cost reduction among high-risk populations.
Where did you grow up?
My hometown is Hingham, MA, though I grew up in New York City in Brooklyn and Queens. There I was exposed to the healthcare challenges of immigrant populations which sparked my interest in healthcare.
What are the specifics of your educational background?
I earned my BA in Biology from Queens College but also attended the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. My MS in Health Informatics is from Northeastern, having joined the first class of the program.
What courses/subjects do you teach?
- HINF 5101: Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems
- HINF 6202: Business of Healthcare Informatics
What do you enjoy the most about your curriculum? Is there anything unique about your students?
I have a passion for healthcare and the role that informatics plays in the industry. My career has given me an opportunity to contribute to the field’s development. I enjoy sharing my passion, and vision for the field’s evolution with my students, who are entering the field or seeking opportunities to advance their skills. I enjoy hearing students’ perspectives on how changes in healthcare affect them both personally and at work.
Why did you pursue your specific field of choice?
I graduated from Queens College with a degree in biology. I had the opportunity to take courses in computer programming, which I found very interesting. This experience fueled my interest in the convergence of science and technology which are essential to improving healthcare outcomes.
What are the specifics of your industry experience?
I have worked in the healthcare industry for more than twenty years in various settings and most recently in CIO roles. Technology in healthcare has always been a passion of mine, and I believe that current and new technology will improve not only the quality of healthcare but also the quality of life for all people.