I recommend obtaining advanced education or certification in informatics and becoming involved with professional groups, in advanced education and certification programs, and becoming involved with professional informatics groups, as networking is an invaluable tool.
Our Members in Action
HIMSS members are an active, vibrant group of health technology professionals who are making a difference in their organizations and communities. Learn from our challenges and accomplishments, career experiences and expectations. From clinical to non-clinical, we all share a passion for improving healthcare through practice and process. Gain valuable insight from our journeys as you continue on yours!
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Members in Action
May 07, 2014
April 30, 2014
I have mentored several students in our area who are in their last semesters of their graduate program in nursing informatics.
April 23, 2014
If you are an IT professional—work closely with clinicians. If you are clinician—find yourself an IT professional and work closely with them. That partnership is very powerful.
April 16, 2014
Collaboration is the key to success.
April 02, 2014
Given the fast pace of technology and shifting healthcare landscape, health IT professionals must continue to learn.
March 26, 2014
An enterprise system architect helps determine, set and govern the future of IT systems in the enterprise.
March 05, 2014
The meaningful use requirement from Stage 1 to eventually Stage 3 are essentially a progression from encouraging data collection, to improved practice workflows, to improvement of patient outcomes and the ability to participate in externally driven pay-for-performance programs.
February 19, 2014
CDS is all about serving up information that is (a) tailored to the situation at hand and (b) presented in the most useful way.
February 12, 2014
View an interview about our member, Jerome A. Osheroff, MD, FACP, FACMI
January 29, 2014
The work we do in health IT is important and complex; I think it’s wonderful that HIMSS allows its members to share their experience and learn from others.
January 15, 2014
Healthcare is an industry that continually demands improvements to both quality and efficiency, we call this “health reform,” and this is only going to increase over time.
January 08, 2014
I have been involved in the development of all three dictionary editions and was honored to be editorial chair of the third edition, working with 65 HIMSS member volunteers.
December 18, 2013
As chair of the Distance Education Committee, I really function as a facilitator; it?s the committee members who do the real work.
December 04, 2013
I hope I can help others become successful in exchanging health information and share materials and information that can help the industry achieve this goal.
November 26, 2013
I developed an outline that would complement the Project Management Institute (PMI) approach, and put a healthcare spin on it.
November 20, 2013
My military service is a major milestone for me in a lot of ways, and I always acknowledge what might be considered “pre-career.” I joined the U.S. Army infantry directly out of high school, which provided a foundation of discipline, service and leadership that I found to be very rewarding.
November 06, 2013
Before joining MITRE in 2008, I was a long-time federal employee at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the "watchdog" agency that reports to the Congress.
November 01, 2013
Join Avraham (Avi) Ayalon, Senior Instructor, Department Manager, Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (IIOSH) for an overview of his health IT and social work career in Israel. Host Ben Garrett talks with Ayalon for this Member in Action podcast.
October 18, 2013
I’m looking forward to having more interaction with other members and industry thought leaders.
October 17, 2013
If you had asked me what the greatest challenge is of using health-related mobile apps (i.e., non-medical), I would have said “variety.” It’s both a challenge and a benefit.