HIMSS is committed to assisting our veteran population gain knowledge regarding professional development and employment opportunities within the health information and technology industry. The goal of HIMSS Veterans Career Services is to welcome and provide infomration to transitioning military veterans for the health information and technology field - a growing and promising area for technologically-adept veterans.
HIMSS Veterans Career Services
Why Health Information and Technology?
Health information and technology is a critical foundation for making high-quality, safe and affordable healthcare available to all Americans. Health information and technology can, among other things, help healthcare providers detect health concerns early, avoid medical errors, lower the cost of care, and reach patients in very remote areas of the country using telemedicine. Today’s economic realities make this occupation vital to providing improved health services to communities and to support a new and emerging health information and technology marketplace.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that from 2016 to 2026 employment in medical records and health information technician occupations will increase by 13 percent. Occupations in medical and health services managment occupations will increase by 20 percent. Both of these much faster than the average for all occupations. As U.S. troops return home and/or transition to the civilian workforce, the potential for a successful match between growing numbers of tech-savvy veterans and the burgeoning health information and technology industry sector is compelling.
VCS Blog Archive: The Voice of the Veteran
The Voice of the Veteran Archive
View blogs focused on the Veteran experience regarding health information and technology.
Career Assistance Additional Resources
Veteran Career Services Webinar Archive
The Veterans Career Services Webinar Series archive focuses on topics geared for veterans and transitioning service members interested in careers in health information technology. Sessions typically run 45-60 minutes.