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.

Participate - Webinars & Activities

Learn how industry experts advanced their careers!

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.

New Graduate Panel- Landing Your First Job

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET

Rachel McCaughey, Adoption Coach-Physician Alignment, Cerner Corporation, Mimi Enigbokan, Project Manager, Epic Systems, Rebecca Johnston, HIM coder, Hamilton Healthcare System

Making the move from an undergraduate or graduate program to your first position in the market can be one of the hardest steps to take. We have assembled a panel of recent graduates who are in the field and will share their perspectives on what worked well for them as well as things to avoid.

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Career Advancement

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

William (Bill) F Wilson Jr, MBA, Global Healthcare CIO, Independent Healthcare Consulting

What does the term Career Advancement mean to you as an individual?  This term has been used to describe aspirations of a general audience but needs to be applied to the individual.

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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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Leveraging Social Media For Career Opportunities & Advancement

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET

Brad Justus, Sales Director, himagine solutions

Learn tactical methods for leveraging social media for career opportunities and advancement through networking and personal branding.

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Strategic Goal Setting for Long Term Career Success

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 12:00pm CT | 1:00pm ET

Wendy Whitmore, MBA, Chief Learning Officer, 4MedPlus Corporation

The Health Information and Technology Industry is uniquely challenging. No two years are ever the same, with professional opportunities presenting themselves at every turn. Set goals and establish a strategy to meet industry demands.

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Missed one of our past webinars?  Don't worry, we have an archive!

View Past Early Careerists Webinars

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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Learn - Health IT News & Research

  • HIMSS Career Institute - access to quality resources, tools and education to help you connect, strengthen your industry knowledge, achieve professional development and contribute to your lifelong learning
  • HIMSS Learning Center - high quality courses and webinars

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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