If you are a veteran, transitioning service member, military spouse or survivor interested in learning about careers in health information technology, and you haven’t checked out the latest offerings from HIMSS Veterans Career Services, you are missing out on some valuable opportunities.
For veterans, HIMSS recently launched the Hero’s Welcome Membership. This membership is a 1-year complimentary membership to veterans who are new to HIMSS. The membership provides access to members-only content, member pricing on conferences, webinars, eLearning Academy and more. It also allows the member to participate in national communities, committees or special interest groups. Also included is membership to your local HIMSS chapter where you can participate and network with healthcare IT leaders within your own community.
The call for applications to be considered for a HIMSS Veterans Career Services Travel Honorarium to attend HIMSS16 also opened this week. While HIMSS Veterans Career Services (VCS) provides complimentary registration to HIMSS16 for VCS guests, the travel honorarium covers the selectee’s airfare, lodging and a per-diem stipend. Travel honorariums are sponsored by our HIMSS chapters and HIMSS Veterans Career Services.
The application will be open July 6 - 28 August. HIMSS16 will take place Feb. 29 - March 4, 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
HIMSS VCS will once again host a day-long career “boot camp,” where speakers, subject matter experts and fellow veterans will share their experiences on transitioning from military service into a civilian health IT career. Throughout the rest of the conference, guests can attend any of the over 300 educational sessions, explore 1,200+ exhibitions on our exhibit floor, as well as have many opportunities to network with peers, employers and other service organizations.
The above offerings along with our robust webinar library, professional development information and resources, HIMSS certifications (CAHIMS and CPHIMS), request for a HIMSS vMentor, HIMSS Jobmine, and more can be accessed at the
Go to the HIMSS Veterans Career Services landing pageand:
- learn more about these offerings; and
- access our robust webinar library, professional development information and resources, HIMSS certifications (CAHIMS and CPHIMS), HIMSS vMentor program, HIMSS Jobmine, and more.