Are you looking to build your talent pipeline with top candidates in healthcare information and technology, analytics, informatics or health information management? HIMSS has assembled insights from leaders from leading academic programs in this space. They share their views in a six-part monthly blog series highlighting the broad experiences and skills students bring to the market today. Are there topics that you would like to hear about? Let us know at

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October 2019:  A Unique Combination of Hard & Soft Skills- What Every Recruiter Should Look For

October 14, 2019: Workforce Development and Student Preparedness

Some significant workforce trends are changing the career path and skills required in the industry. Gain insights into these key trends, and how to take advantage of them as an early careerists.

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

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September 23, 2019: Recruiting the Right People For a Data Driven Culture

As healthcare organizations engage in the world of big data, the need to recruit data professionals is more critical than ever. This shift toward a data-driven culture requires a well-rounded group of employees who are data literate and who in turn increase the effectiveness of decisions based on data.

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July 24, 2019: Graduate Students Can Hit The Professional IT Ground Running

Insights on the ways that HIT programs are preparing students to be succesful in a variety of roles in the industry.

Patricia MacTaggart, MBA, MMA, Director Health Informatics and Teaching Instructor, Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University; part of the HIMSS Approved Education Partner Program

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June 12, 2019:  Change Management Lessons Learned from Higher Education

How Health IT can learn change management from higher education. Christina Neider, EdD, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, University of Phoenix; part of the HIMSS Approved Education Partner Program

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May 28, 2019:  Health Information … There’s a Degree for That?!

The variety of health information degree programs preparing students for success. David L. Gibbs, PhD, CPHI, CPHIMS, CHPS, CISSP, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Information Management, Texas State University; part of the HIMSS Approved Education Partner Program

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April 19, 2019:  Opening the Door for Non-Traditional Students

Three advantages that non-traditional students bring to employers. Wil Limp, Program Director, Online Bachelor Degree Program and Healthcare Administration Master's Degree Program, University of Wisconsin; Chair, HIMSS Students and Early Careerists Task Force; part of the HIMSS Approved Education Partner Program

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