HIMSS16 Veteran Career Services Events & Travel Honorarium Recipients

Planning for our Veterans Career Services events at HIMSS16 have been underway for months. I am very excited about the professional development and career support offerings we have in store. On Monday, 29 Feb, HIMSS will kick off HIMSS16 with the 2nd Annual VCS Boot Camp. This full-day preconference will start with a breakfast sponsored by Clearsense, followed by a morning of valuable educational sessions geared to help veterans and transitioning service men and women understand the current needs within the HIT industry, navigate the HIT marketplace, recognize expectations from recruiters and employers, and become aware of educational opportunities within the private sector and the Veterans Administration. Our interactive afternoon is comprised of specific HIMSS16 focus area round-table discussions. Attendees will move around to areas of interest which will be staffed by industry leaders and subject matter experts. Round-table focus areas will include:

  1. Connected Health/Mobile
  2. CyberSecurity/Privacy
  3. Clinical Informatics & Clinician Engagement
  4. Big Data/Data Analytics
  5. EHRs/Meaningful Use
  6. Clinical and Business Intelligence
  7. Health Information Exchange & Interoperability
  8. IT Infrastructure, HIT Standards and Medical Device Integration 

During the remainder of the annual conference, HIMSS VCS will host professional development and professional photography sessions within the Career Services Center (see schedule for details). We will also have our Hero’s Welcome to Health IT booth/lounge on the exhibit floor where our VCS guests can relax and network with peers, industry, mentors and HIMSS VCS Advisory Council members.

One of the most exciting opportunities I developed for our VCS guests is the VCS Travel Honorarium. This year, HIMSS Chapters once again answered the call to support the initiative to ensure our veterans and transitioning service members are able to attend VCS events at HIMSS16. It is my pleasure to announce the recipients of our HIMSS16 Veterans Career Services (VCS) Travel Honorariums, sponsored by our HIMSS Chapters. I could not be more proud to assist in ensuring our VCS guests have an opportunity to attend the HIMSS16 Annual Conference and our HIMSS16 VCS Boot Camp.

Chapter Sponsor Selectee
Central & Southern Ohio Chapter Andrew Hoort
Tennessee Chapter Windle Riles
Midwest Gateway Chapter Kevin Phillips
Virginia Chapter Kevin Peck
Sara Tobada
Delaware Valley Chapter Bruce Morgan
Central and North Florida Chapter Cristine Kreplick
West Virginia Chapter Rendy Yudhistira
Austin Chapter Cornelle Cornelius
New York State Chapter Arthur Delsing
San Antonio Chapter Frank Cantu
Chani Cordero
Brandi Saldeen
Greater Chicago Chapter Leon Hamlin
Kaitlyn Brown
Oregon Chapter Padraic Ansboro
New Jersey Chapter Demetrius Jenkins

This year, HIMSS VCS is also providing 10 additional travel honorariums to the following VCS candidates:

  • Nina Gutierrez
  • Stephanie Thompson Martin Smith Ryane Smith
  • Janiese Cleckley Edward Brinston Kimberly Jennings Deva Priddy
  • Barry Roach
  • Candice Richardson

Complimentary registrations to the HIMSS16 VCS Boot Camp and Annual Conference are still available to veterans, transitioning service members, eligible military spouses and survivors who are interested in civilian careers within HIT and not already employed in a civilian HIT role. If interested, please contact Amy Justice for more information.

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