Early Careerists Community

The HIMSS Early Careerists Community offers you the tools, resources and guidance you need to become a part of the next generation of health IT professionals.

Are you a student or do you have five years or less work experience in health IT? Join us for free webinars, information sharing, new ideas and practical solutions. We'll help you build a solid foundation for strengthening your abilities, acquiring more experience and advancing along your health IT career path.

Millennials Reception | HIMSS18

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Las Vegas

Join us for this after-hours reception at HIMSS18.

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Participate - Webinars & Activities

Learn how industry experts advanced their careers!

Upcoming Webinars & Events

Getting started with a health IT Career? Our Early Careerists Webinar Series will give you the tools you need to grow your expertise in the exciting field of healthcare technology. Register now for one of the upcoming webinars:

HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: HIMSS Certification Program
Mara Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA, Senior Manager, Professional Development, HIMSS North America
Morgean Hirt, ACA, Senior Director, Credentialing, HIMSS North America

In this session HIMSS Director of Certification and Senior Manager of Professional Development will share with attendees and overview of the HIMSS Certification program.

  • Define the three certifications that are offered by HIMSS. 
  • Discuss the value of certification and current certificant demographics.
  • Discuss exam preparation, the application and testing process and the recertification requirements.
  • Describe the different opportunities available to candidates to assist in preparing for the exam.
  • Identify what certification opportunities will be hosted onsite at HIMSS18.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 pm Central
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Health IT Continuing Education Hours for CPHIMS and CAHIMS

These program are approved for up to 1.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

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HIMSS Early Careerists Articles

Help Wanted As Healthcare Bolsters Cybersecurity to Defend Private Information - published August 22, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Pros Develop Tools to Identify Patterns and Predict Outcomes - published August 15, 2017

Healthcare Needs Data Analysts Who Are Problem Solvers - published August 2, 2017

Informaticists Interpret Data into Improvements in Patient Care - published July 17, 2017

How to Break Into the Health IT Field - published June 29, 2017

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