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 information and technology professionals.

Are you a student or do you have five years or less work experience in health information and technology? 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 information and technology career path.

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Upcoming Webinars & Events

Getting started with a health information and technology career? Our Early Careerists Webinar Series will give you the tools you need to grow your expertise in the exciting field of healthcare information and technology.

HIMSS19 Student Case Competition: Analysis of Centura Health’s Population Management Initiatives

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET

Anand Chaudhari, MHA Candidate, Cornell University, Madeline Haftel, MHA Candidate, Cornell University, Jean Marte, Student, Cornell University

In this session, the Big Red Consulting Team from Cornell University’s Sloan Program in Health Administration analyzes and provides sustainable models of growth for the population management tactics employed by Centura Health to reduce patient readmission rates by focusing on workflow, information technology, and community and hospital advocacy in both their rural and metropolitan facilities.

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Population Health Measures for Utilization in Value-Based Health Care

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 12:009m CT | 1:00pm ET

Linda Nikpour, DNP, RN-BC, CAHIMS, Assistant Professor, Director of Healthcare Informatics and Quality Transformation, Madonna University

This webinar will focus on describing five different categories of population health measures that are creating incentives to move healthcare upstream in the current value-based health care environment.

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Leveraging Continuing Education to Improve Employment Prospects and Professional Profiles

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 12:00pm CT | 1:00pm ET

Wendy Whitmore, Chief Learning Officer, 4MedPlus Corporation

Continuing education is a proactive way to improve your professional profile and employment prospects. Maintaining industry relevance while keeping your CV/Resume dynamic can make a powerful statement about your career commitment.

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Career Transitions...Why, When and How

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET

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

This session will highlight the transferable skills that will allow career-changers to be successful in healthcare IT. Gain perspective into how to potentially migrate your career, whether it be from clinician to informaticist, or vendor to provider. Receive insights and ideas on how to break potential barriers and overcome challenges.

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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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