Author Archives: Amy Justice

MyCareer@VA

The mission of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”  They do this by serving and … Continue reading

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Importance of Planning

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ~Benjamin Franklin Planning is the process of determining goals and deciding how best to achieve them.  It provides direction, helps us make difficult decisions, keeps us on track and assists in … Continue reading

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Health IT Careers; In Demand Now

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) has projected the growth rate of healthcare occupations will increase by 21 percent over the next five years.  The health IT industry will be looking to fill thousands of new positions.  For veterans, … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Giving is Alive Within Our HIMSS Chapters

On 11 November 2013, the HIMSS Veterans Career Services (VCS) initiative launched with a mission to assist our veteran, transitioning military service member, and military spouse population gain access to professional development and career support resources to prepare for jobs … Continue reading

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Networking through the HIMSS Veterans Career Services Initiative

Networking is a key component in transitioning from a military to civilian career.  Networking involves developing a system of individuals who will share information to help you find jobs and advance your careers.  It is said that up to 80 … Continue reading

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Hero’s Welcome to Health IT at HIMSS15

HIMSS Veterans Career Services (VCS) is gearing up for HIMSS15.  The event will take place 12-16 April, 2015 at the McCormick Center in Chicago.  If you are unfamiliar with the HIMSS Annual Conference, you should know it is the largest … Continue reading

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America’s Commitments to our Veterans

Last week, President Obama addressed attendees at the American Legion National Convention where we were reminded of the five priorities outlined in pursuit of upholding the sacred trust of more than a million service members who will be returning to … Continue reading

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HIMSS vMentors for Veterans Looking to Join the Field of Health IT

The word mentor is derived from Mentor, the name of a wise and trusted counselor in Greek mythology and a character in Homer’s The Odyssey. The word is typically used in correlation to teachers, coaches, peers and those that we … Continue reading

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Closing the Gap – Veteran Unemployment and Health IT Careers

Each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the current economic climate data.  Looking at data among 18-25 year old veterans, statics show fluctuation over the last year with a high in Jan 2013 of 36.2 percent and the current … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Vets – Memorial Day 2014

In John F. Kennedy’s January 20, 1961 inaugural address, he requested Americans “…Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”  Many young men and women took that statement to heart … Continue reading

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