Informatics Pro Shares Why She Works at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
“Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age.” -Jon Stewart.
Tracy Roth agrees. She worked hard to gain the knowledge shaping her emerging profession, and loves bringing its power to the forefront of business decisions at Blue. She describes her job in informatics as the science of leveraging information to solve problems, answer questions, and make strategic choices.
“Informatics is understanding and using data, calculations and the business of what we do,” Tracy explains. “It makes a difference for the company and the healthcare industry. I love the field. My second grader thinks that I draw pictures on whiteboards all day, and my fourth grader thinks that I answer questions and do math. It’s all of that and more.”
Tracy has worked in informatics for more than a decade and even earned her degree in it. She came into the profession because she knew she wanted to work on both the technical and business sides of healthcare. Her team provides valuable insights and input into our company’s products and services. “We get to be involved in both the process and technical design solutions and also in our partnerships with providers.”
She decided that she wanted to work for Blue because of our values and the work-life balance that is important to her. “I chose to work at BCBSAZ because of the reputation, the stability, the people, the opportunities and the lifestyle,” she says. “It’s interactive and dynamic, and a place where I can make an impact, but that also provides me with a balance.”
In addition to the values and balance, Tracy was drawn by our service to the community, support of many local nonprofits, and benefits. For example, she took advantage of the tuition reimbursement program to earn her master’s degree. Between the financial help and the support from her manager, she went to school while working full-time.
Tracy encourages other professionals to look into working here, whether they’re in informatics or in other fields. There are many professions at Blue–and some may just surprise you!
“There’s the constant opportunity to develop new skills here and lots of options in other departments or within your own. I encourage others to apply.”