HIMSS is committed to assisting our veteran population gain knowledge regarding professional development and employment opportunities within the health information and technology industry. The goal of the Veterans Career Services initiative is to welcome transitioning military veterans into the health information and technology field - a growing and promising area for technologically-adept veterans.
HIMSS Veterans Career Services Initiative
Why Health Information and Technology?
Health information and technology is a critical foundation for making high-quality, safe and affordable healthcare available to all Americans. Health information and technology 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 information and technology marketplace.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment in health information and technology occupations will increase by 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. 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 information and technology industry sector is compelling.
VCS Blog: The Voice of the Veteran
The Voice of the Veteran
View blogs focused on the Veteran experience regarding health information and technology.
Health Information and Technology Career Assistance / Advancement
vMentor (Veteran Mentor Program)
HIMSS vMentors are military veterans and health information and technology 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.
HIMSS Health IT Certifications
Get Involved – Webinars, Events, and More
Veteran Career Services Webinars
The Veterans Career Services Webinar Series will focus on topics geared for veterans and transitioning service members interested in careers in health information technology. Sessions will typically run 45-60 minutes. Interested in presenting? Please contact Maggie Van Vossen, Manager, Professional Development.
Please check back for more information on upcoming webinars!
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.
Get Involved with HIMSS
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!
HIMSS Chapter Sponsored Veterans Career Services Scholarships
Are you a Veteran, Transitioning Service Member, Eligible Spouse or Survivor interested in a career in health information and technology and would like to attend HIMSS19? HIMSS Chapters are proud to sponsor these scholarships. The scholarship will cover HIMSS19 registration, airfare, lodging and honorarium.
Thank you to the following HIMSS Chapters for sponsoring the Veterans Career Services Scholarships to HIMSS18:
- Arizona Chapter
- Austin Chapter
- Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter
- Maryland Chapter
- Mississippi Chapter
- Nevada Chapter
- New York State Chapter
- Northern California Chapter
- Virginia Chapter
The call for HIMSS19 Scholarship applications will open Summer 2018. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The applicant must be a veteran, transitioning service member, or military spouse/survivor.
- The applicant must not be currently employed in the civilian health information and technology industry.
- Applicant has not been a previous recipient of a HIMSS VCS travel honorarium (HIMSS15, HIMSS16, HIMSS17 or HIMSS18).
- The applicant should be interested in pursuing a civilian career in health information and technology and will be expected to attend all bi-monthly HIMSS VCS webinars.
- The applicant must complete the informational survey to include the 500 word or less personal statement "Why attending HIMSS19 would be beneficial to me".