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HLTPrC: I work in Healthcare, is it worth getting a certification if I work in IT, Pharmacy, or Nursing?
Event : 
Healthcare PrC
Monday, October 16, 2017 (All day)
PMI Talent Triangle: 
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Program Description: 

Andrew Galbus and Ken Stensvold are leaders in the IT Department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. They have both enjoyed rewarding careers at Mayo. Initially their advancements came simply from time on the job and their performance in that job. As they advanced the discovered that they needed some form of differentiation to move to a management role, After attaining their Masters degrees they were promoted to Unit Managers. Soon it became routine that the majority of the managers had Masters Degrees so that sought out a different method of differentiation. After a great amount of research they discovered that credentialing was now the industry standard.
Andrew and Ken will share their stories of success and tell you how they accomplished what they did. They will also share the research they performed and give you some advice on how to advance your career based on that research.
Ultimately after participating in this session you should have an idea of whether or not it might be worthwhile for someone in Healthcare to pursue certification.

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Andrew Galbus is an IT Program Manager for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Twenty-eight years in healthcare, IT, process analysis, and compliance. Recent sixteen years has been in program, project, and portfolio management. Managed multi-million dollar programs working with budgets across multiple cost centers, complex scope, schedule, risks, issues, organizational change management, and multiple stakeholders. Eleven years of IT analysis, development, and support. B.S. in Business Administration-Marketing, PMP, MBA, and certifications in CPHIMS, ITIL, and ISO20000. Also a HIMSS Fellow. Andy can be reached at

Kenneth Stensvold has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of technical leadership positions at Mayo Clinic. These positions included overseeing the development and implementation of a variety of departmental systems, EMR applications and most recently the collection and reporting of Quality measures on the state and national levels. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Ken enjoyed a career in the United States Air Force. Ken holds a BA in Computer Science from Winona State University and received his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University. He is also actively involved as a HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) member. He served on the board for eleven years in a variety of positions but most recently as the Board President. He also is a HIMSS Fellow and holds CPHIMS certification. Ken can be reached at