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HIMSS Emerging Healthcare Leaders Community

The HIMSS Emerging Healthcare Leaders Community (formerly HIMSS Early Careerists Community) offers a unique ecosystem of support for health information and technology students and professionals who are moving toward the next phase of their careers. We provide a place for HIMSS members who want to play an active role in improving the future of health and healthcare to connect, collaborate and learn.

We have resources to help you move through the full lifecycle of your personal and professional development, including:

  • Peer-to-peer networking
  • Career and workforce development solutions
  • Job opportunities
  • Scholarships and education

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Our Vision

The HIMSS Emerging Healthcare Leaders Community supports its members with powerful career and workforce development in health information and technology through education, resources, and professional networking and events. We support emerging leaders in all career stages—whether they are students, young professionals or seasoned authorities moving into the next level of their career.

  • Get connected to job opportunities through HIMSS JobMine.
  • Apply for scholarships through the HIMSS Foundation.
  • Attend career expos and education courses virtually and in person.
  • Demonstrate your expertise through HIMSS certifications.
  • Participate in competitions and research-inspired poster sessions.

Our Purpose

We empower healthcare leaders through resources that drive personal and professional advancement.

Our Resources

We can help you build a solid foundation in health information and technology and hone your ability to lead through education and advancement opportunities.

Webinars and Events: Participate in live, instructor-led, virtual and in-person webinars and events in health information and technology. Connect with experts for guidance on personal branding, networking strategies, leadership development and much more.

Our webinars are approved for up to 1.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS™) and the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS™).

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Day in the Life Series: Watch interviews with industry professionals who share their perspectives on leading health information and technology positions in our Day in the Life series. These conversations align with our recently updated Health Information and Technology Job Descriptions, created to help healthcare leaders transition to the industry and understand the intricacies of the field. Check back often, as we continue to add interviews to the series.

Certification: Distinguish yourself in a competitive marketplace and demonstrate your knowledge to potential employers by earning the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS)™ or the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)™. Studies show that 94% of those who hold the CAHIMS or CPHIMS credential feel it indicates a level of competence in health information and technology. Invest in yourself and get certified.

Education: Enhance your skill set with our Healthcare IT Foundations course, jointly developed with Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative. Get an overview of healthcare, health information technology, and health information management systems, with a focus on the roles and responsibilities of entry-level healthcare IT specialists in each phase of the health information management systems lifecycle. This self-paced course aligns with the content of the CAHIMS certification program and offers a certificate of completion. Learn more.

Additional Resources: Explore our vast library of on-demand webinars, tools and resources for professional development in the HIMSS Resource Center.

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Join Us

  • Log into your HIMSS Membership Profile and drop down to "My Account"
  • Hover over "My Involvement" and select "Participation"
  • Scroll down to "Edit Participations" and add “Emerging Healthcare Leaders Community”


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