Efficient High Impact Nominal Investment Academic Health IT Mentorship Program

Wednesday, April 19 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
West Building, Level 1 | W183 B

This poster will be displayed in conjunction with the HIMSS23 Workforce ConneXtions. Posters will be available for viewing through the entirety of the event. Poster presenters will be available for questions from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Presented by a former JCCC Health IT Mentorship Program participant and her mentor, this poster showcases the value of a semester long academic mentorship program. Personal connections have never been more important for online health IT students. A mentor/mentee relationship with a health IT professional helps students gain insights and practical strategies to foster their professional identity and bridge into industry. These relationships also help students get involved with HIMSS and the local HIMSS chapters for support throughout their careers.

Topic areas include:

  • Objectives of semester mentorship
  • Sustainable and efficient programs components
  •  Key mentor qualities
  • Virtual participant testimonies

Learning Objectives

  • Illustrate the value of a time limited health IT mentorship to students, their program, and health IT professionals
  • Demonstrate the significance of a personal connection between students and health IT professionals
  • Differentiate tangible characteristics of efficient and sustainable health IT mentorship program
  • Validate the mentees and mentor experience with video testimonies accessible on the poster via QR codes
  • Identify and discuss virtual and/or in-person networking opportunities and support strategies
Early Careerist, IT Professional, Student


Amanda Cavner, CAHIMS
Statistical Research Specialist
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Nan Abbot, MEd, MPH, CPHIMS
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Johnson County Community College