HIMSS, in collaboration with Bellevue College and the United States Department of Labor, Education and Training Administration, is committed to assisting our veteran population gain knowledge of professional development and employment opportunities within Health Information Technology (IT). The goal of the Veterans Career Services initiative is to welcome transitioning military veterans into the health IT field - a growing and promising area for technologically-adept veterans.
Health IT is a critical foundation for making high-quality, safe and affordable healthcare available to all Americans. Health IT can, among other things, help healthcare providers detect health concerns early, avoid medical errors, lower the cost of care, and reach patients in very remote areas of the country using telemedicine. Today’s economic realities make this occupation vital to providing improved health services to communities and to support a new and emerging Health IT marketplace.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment in Health IT occupations will increase by 21 percent through 2020. As U.S. troops return home and/or transition to the civilian workforce, the potential for a successful match between growing numbers of tech-savvy veterans and the burgeoning Health IT industry sector is compelling.
View blogs centered around the Veteran experience in the Health IT World.
HIMSS vMentors are military veterans and Health IT professionals with years of career experience. These industry leaders are here to guide transitioning veterans by answering questions, providing advice and sharing valuable insights and experiences.
The Veterans Career Services Webinar Series will focus on topics geared for veterans and transitioning service members interested in careers in health information technology (HIT). Sessions will typically run 30-45 minutes.
HIMSS VCS, Helping Veterans find a Career in Healthcare Information Technology
This podcast from Healthcare Tech Talk provides an overview of the HIMSS Veterans Career Services Initiative and its efforts to help veterans transition from military service to gainful civilian employment in the progressive and growing field of healthcare information technology.
Discover how to become a member of HIMSS, including breakdowns of the different individual membership types and benefits.
Join a HIMSS Local Chapter
Local Chapters represent the grassroots of HIMSS. Learn how to get involved!
Further your Health IT Education via these programs:
Bellevue College & Health eWorkforce Consortium Programs
Gwinnett Tech Training for In Demand Health Information Technology (HIT) Jobs. Online program and special tuition assistance for Veterans. Apply now for Summer and Fall sessions.
Indian River State College’s Associates Degree in Health Information Technology combines healthcare and information technology as you explore coding of diagnoses and procedures; processing patient records, confidentiality, storage and retrieval health information. This program is 100% online and will provide you with the flexibility and affordability you have been looking for. Apply Now!
Helping to connect veterans to new and lasting careers is a goal of Kent State University and HIMSS (the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society).
Lake Sumter State College's goal is to provide educational benefit services to eligible veterans, dependents, national guardsmen and reservists.
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The Veterans Career Transition Program at Syracuse University, is delivered at no cost to post-9/11 veterans, their spouses, and spouses of active duty military.
The Certificate in Health (Medical) Informatics program at the University of West Florida is available at the graduate level and provides an exploration of the interdisciplinary nature of Health Informatics, with coverage of the newest technologies and concepts.
VCS Travel Honorarium Application
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This workforce solution is 100% funded by an $11.7m grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership.