Professional Development Committee

Purpose

As a caused-based, not-for-profit organization, HIMSS ensures healthcare has the best information and technology talent available, an appropriately-sized pool of qualified job seekers, and professionals equipped with the tools and resources needed to move their organizations forward in transforming healthcare through the best use of information and technology and management systems. As a complement to our premier educational programming and online-learning delivered through the HIMSS Learning Center, HIMSS provides health information and technology career development services for both incumbents, and those new to the field, across all facets of the healthcare continuum. The HIMSS Professional Development Committee will work to advance these by greatly enhancing our focus on health information and technology career services and workforce development initiatives designed to attract and sustain all levels of stakeholders, i.e. early careerists to advanced professionals, and develop tools, resources, and content for all levels of members, i.e. new members, existing members, and non-members to grow professionally in their careers.

To achieve our goals, we are harnessing the power and expertise of the HIMSS membership. The Professional Development Committee will engage our members in developing tools, resources, and content related to career services, workforce development, and professional development of key health information and technology stakeholders while achieving HIMSS' strategic goals. Also serving as a part of the Professional Development Committee are two task forces; the TIGER International Task Force and the Students and Early Careerists Task Force.

Committee Members

Scott E Aikey, MLS(ASCP)CMDLMCM

Scott E Aikey, MLS(ASCP)CMDLMCM
Interim AVP & ACIO
Clinical Applications
Information Services
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 
Jose Parel Barbudo, BSN, CPHIMS, MA, RN

Jose Parel Barbudo, BSN, CPHIMS, MA, RN
Nursing Informatics Coordinator
Hamad Medical Corporation

 
Robert Brookshire

Robert Brookshire
Director, Graduate Studies in Health Information Technolgy
University of South Carolina, Department of Integrated Information Technology

 
Lisa Cannon, RN, MBA, MS

Lisa Cannon, RN, MBA, MS
Director of Talent Development
The Chartis Group

 
Amy Chacko, CPHIMS, PMP, SSG

Amy Chacko, CPHIMS, PMP, SSG
Application Coordinator
Partners Healthcare

 
Jane Harper, CISA, CISSP

Jane Harper, CISA, CISSP
Director, Privacy & Security Risk Mgmt & Audit
Henry Ford Health System

 
Dr. Christine A. Hudak, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Dr. Christine A. Hudak, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Professor & Director, HI Program
Kent State University

 
Nick Kagal, MBA, FHIMSS, FACHE

Nick Kagal, MBA, FHIMSS, FACHE
Senior Region Director - Informatics
Premier, Inc.

 
V. Mitchell, APRN-BC, CPHIMS, CRNA, MSN, RN-BC

V. Mitchell, APRN-BC, CPHIMS, CRNA, MSN, RN-BC
Gov Policy /EHealth
Colo Nurses Assoc

 
Nicole Mohiuddin, MS BSN RN-BC CPHIMS FHIMSS

Nicole Mohiuddin, MS BSN RN-BC CPHIMS FHIMSS
IT Analyst Senior – ERP Systems
University of Virginia Health System

 
Michael Palone, MPH, RPh

Michael Palone, MPH, RPh
Director of Operations, Pharmacy Automation
Swisslog

 
Dr. Joseph L Ronzio, CPHIMS, DHSC, MBA, USAF

Dr. Joseph L Ronzio, CPHIMS, DHSC, MBA, USAF
Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer
Veterans Health Administration

 
Rhonda Taller

Rhonda Taller
Team Leader – Advocacy
American College of Cardiology

 
Jennifer Thate

Jennifer Thate
Assistant Professor
SUNY Plattsburgh At Queensbury

 
William F Wilson, Jr., MBA

William F Wilson, Jr., MBA
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford/Stanford Children's Health
Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

 

The TIGER International Task Force

The global TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) community is led by the HIMSS TIGER International Task Force, which is charged with providing domain expertise, leadership and guidance to activities, initiatives, and collaborations within the interprofessional community.

The TIGER International Task Force is comprised of 60 members representing 28 countries worldwide and growing!

FY19 Task Force Leadership

Robert Brookshire

Robert (Bob) Brookshire, MED, AB, PhD
Director, Graduate Studies in Health Information Technolgy
University of South Carolina 

Domestic Co-Chair

 

 

Paula Procter, RN, CertEd(FE), MSc, SFHEA, FBCS, CITP, FIMIANI
Professor, Nursing Informatics
Sheffield Hallam University 

United Kingdom
International Co-Chair

 

 

 

Students & Early Careerists Task Force

The Students and Early Careerists Committee will engage our members in developing tools, resources, content and activities related to the development of those considering the health information and technology field as well as those new to the industry, while achieving HIMSS' strategic goals.

FY19 Task Force Leadership

William Limp

William Limp
Program Director
University of Wisconsin - Continuing Education

Task Force Chair

 

HIMSS Staff Liaisons

Mara Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA, SHIMSS

Professional Development Committee and Students and Early Careerists Task Force Liaison

Director, Professional Development

Toria Shaw, MSW

HIMSS TIGER Staff Liaison

Senior Manager, Professional Development