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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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.

Workforce Development Trends and Opportunities

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET

David Marc, PhD, CHDA, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Health Informatics Graduate Program Director, The College of St. Scholastica

Eric Nordgren, Program Manager, Department of Health Informatics and Health Information, The College of St. Scholastica

The nature of health information and technology is changing and growing at a rapid pace. This is resulting in career opportunities that are evolving quickly. The job titles, requirements and responsibilities are still being defined, yet there are clear market trends that are important for emerging professionals to recognize and understand. This webinar will focus on how the evolution of health information technology careers are providing emerging professionals opportunities that were unavailable just a few years ago. Details will be provided on the wide variety of roles available in the market today, where the industry is headed, and the skills and knowledge that are sought after. Tips on how to take advantage of these trends in your career and positioning yourself properly will be highlighted.

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Career Advancement Through HIMSS Scholarships

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 11:00am CT | 12:00pm ET

Fortune Onwuzuruike, HCISPP, Graduate Student Healthcare Management and Informatics, Graduate Security Certificate,Information Security and Assurance, Kennesaw State University

Lauren E. Snyder, MPH, PhD student, Biomedical and Health Informatics NLM Predoctoral Trainee, University of Washington

Stephen Simington, Masters student, Biomedical Informatics with a Data Analytics concentration, Masters student in Public Health with Healthcare Management, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Project Manager, Six Sigma For Process Improvement, Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas.

Getting involved with industry professional organizations while in school and throughout one's career is critical for success. This is even more critical for early careerists who are looking to enter the health IT industry. This session will provide insights on the career and personal development benefits that three recent HIMSS scholarship recipients find from their involvement with HIMSS.

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Selling to The C-Suite

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 12:00pm CT | 1:00pm ET

David Muntz, CHCIO, FCHIME, LCHIME, FHIMSS, Principal, StarBridge Advisors

Insights from a former Healthcare CIO on ways to build relationships, sell solutions and yourself to executives in healthcare. Whether you are a consultant or sales professional, or someone looking to expand your career, effective relationships, and ability to position yourself and solutions are critical for success.

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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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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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