Health Information Technology with Terri Floyd, MS
JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners connect with real life experiences. These case studies explore core problems, stakeholders, steps taken, challenges, results, conclusions, and discussion questions for analysis that can be used to strengthen the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation criteria that form the foundation of public health degrees.
In this episode of Public Health Perspectives, Terri Floyd, MS, a business analyst with Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, shares her career path in health information technology.
Floyd, a Little Rock native, holds a BA in psychology from Philander Smith College and an MS in health sciences with an emphasis in health education and health promotion, as well as a post-graduate certificate in gerontology, from the University of Arkansas Little Rock.
She has extensive experience in education, mental health, public health, and research and has worked as an intervention specialist/mental health paraprofessional, autism behavior line therapist, program assistant, and research assistant.
When she is not working fulltime as an IT business analyst and adjunct professor, she is working with clients through her public health consulting firm, TF Solutions Center, LLC. She strives to provide quality work and content to each client through business analysis researching, staying current with health information technology and policy changes, attending trainings/conferences, and participating in webinars to enhance her skills.
During her free time, she enjoys reading and spending quality time with her son and family. She strives each day to show her son that all things are possible through hard work and determination. Follow Terri Floyd on Twitter @TeeFloTweets, on Instagram @TeeFloSpeaks, and on Facebook at TF Solutions Center, LLC.
Music presented in this program comes from The Gentle Art of Squinting by Taylor Arnold and Jordan Wilson and includes the tracks “Hilltop Cloudwatch” and “Coming Home.” Listen to the complete album here.
For further reading, consider these related articles from the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice:*
- The Relationship of Health Literacy With Use of Digital Technology for Health Information: Implications for Public Health Practice
- Integration of Mental and Behavioral Health in Pediatric Health Care Clinics
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Find more information from sister journals at LWW Journals – Geriatric Medicine
Camelia Singletary, MPH, received her master’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina in 2015. Her research interests include exploring the implementation of school physical activity programs in combination with nutritional components. She is also interested in analyzing the adoption of physical activity and healthy eating skills from a social-cognitive perspective. As a public health communicator at JPHMP Direct, she hopes to create linkages between evidence-based research, public health coursework, and health certification competencies.