MHN Invests in the Community with Paid Data Analytics Fellowships
Data Science Fellowship Fuels STEM Education Pipeline
One of the program’s scholars, Oluwabusayo Adebayo, graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree from the University University of Illinois’ Technical systems management program. Adebayo also distinguished himself during his studies. He was the co-founder of Voribe, a Chicago startup that gives future Nigerian American leaders the tools and connections they need to become successful professionals.
Although Adebayo has developed applications, the MHN fellowship has given him exposure to professionals in the field, analysis of data, and the confidence to explore new career options. “My goal is to one day go to Silicon Valley and start my own business,” Adebayo said.
Genesis Martinwho is halfway through her one-year fellowship, studied business economics at Harold Washington College and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in data analytics. She says the program has helped her in many ways, including encouraging her to ask questions while tackling STEM topics that can often be complex.
“That’s one of the things I think a lot of people struggle with is not knowing when to ask questions if you’re confused or stuck on something because they think it’s wrong. is a bad thing, but it’s actually not,” Martin said. “It’s something I can take with me.”
Both Adebayo and Martin graduated from Gary Comer College Prep in Chicago Neighborhood on the south side of Grand Crossing.
“Medical Home Network is excited to reinvest in the communities we serve through programs such as our Data Analytics Fellowship,” said Cheryl Lulias, President and CEO of MHN. “We were blessed to have incredible youngsters like Oluwabusayo and Genesis as part of our inaugural program, and we can’t wait to see the great things they will accomplish in the future.”
Health analytics projects connect data to patients
Fellows develop professional skills and relationships, learn about health plan operations and healthcare administration processes while contributing to the MHN data analytics team.
Their activities are integrated directly into the MHN workflow. Initial projects during the full-time internship focus on understanding health data concepts, problem solving, and analysis. As part of his training, Adebayo learned new software and programming languages. He helped develop a dashboard that will streamline the flow of data and communications for providers and pharmacies.
Mentorship was an important part of the program, Adebayo said. His mentors helped him navigate unfamiliar concepts and guided him through the development process. Adebayo concluded his fellowship by giving a presentation on the purpose and impact of his project.
Martin’s time at MHN included creating software user guides to help train care managers. She also learns which data points are most critical to the relationship between care managers and patients. The new software helps care managers better communicate with their patients and track their health status in real time.
Adebayo and Martin said they not only developed skills to help find a job in a high-demand field, but also gained confidence they could take with them on any career path.
About the Medical Homes Network
Medical Home Network (MHN) transforms care in the safety net and builds healthier communities. MHN, which was selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2021, builds partnerships in the community to connect key stakeholders, from comprehensive primary care to community organizations. MHN enables healthcare providers to provide integrated care. Our care teams build trusting relationships with patients and coordinate care with a focus on the overall health of the person. The MHN model of care is powered by proprietary technology that improves collaboration between community entities, leading to better outcomes, lower costs, and reduced health disparities. Learn more at medicalhomenetwork.org and on LinkedIn.
SOURCE Medical Home Network