Author Archives: JoAnn W. Klinedinst, CPHIMS, PMP, FHIMSS

About JoAnn W. Klinedinst, CPHIMS, PMP, FHIMSS

JoAnn W. Klinedinst, CPHIMS, PMP, FHIMSS, is HIMSS Vice President, Professional Development.

HIMSS16 Call for Proposals and Reviewers Now Open

With the HIMSS16 General Education Call for Proposals (and the Call for Reviewers, too) opening May 1st, health IT professionals have an opportunity to “give back” to others by submitting to the call and sharing an organization’s challenges and opportunities … Continue reading

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HIMSS15: Be Prepared

You’ve all heard of the various organizational mottos that encourage members to “Be prepared”.  These are the best words that you can heed as you prepare to maximize your experience at the HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition.

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HIMSS15 Physician Faculty: Addressing Both High Tech and High Touch of Health IT

At the HIMSS15, peer-reviewed educational sessions occur in both Pre-Conference and General Education programs.  In the pre-conference education program, we are pleased to offer 10 symposia and 2 workshops.  And for general education programming, we offer 16 concurrent sessions across … Continue reading

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Creating Credible Educational Content that is Meaningful: Our Journey

The integrity of our HIMSS15 educational content is my professional quest: I pledge that the HIMSS Professional Development Team will do all that we can to inspire our Faculty to deliver educational content that is commercial-free, unbiased, and addresses your … Continue reading

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Pursuing a Career In [fill in the blank]…

Recently I earned a Master’s in Education (Adult and Distance focused) from The Pennsylvania State University.  Great.  Now what?  Well, I want to continue my focus on lifelong learning and I want to apply what I have worked so hard … Continue reading

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The Un-intended Consequences of HIMSS Volunteer Involvement

Recently, I was preparing to moderate a HIMSS virtual briefing, as I typically do, and I was chatting with the speaker.  I thanked her for sharing her time, talent, and expertise with our audience.

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Lifelong Learning – What’s the Big Deal?

Regardless of your position in a health IT setting, lifelong learning is more than a necessity: it’s a requirement.  A requirement to ensure that you maintain existing skills, learn new skills, and that you continuously develop as a well-rounded health … Continue reading

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A Means to Closing the Talent Gap

Apprenticeships.  The mere mention of this word may raise images of trades like plumbing or electricians. While these occupations are important, my post looks at a different category of such learning opportunities – Federally Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

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Professional Development Reflections on HIMSS14

There is no doubt that education, exhibition, and networking opportunities abounded at HIMSS14 with virtually something for everyone, whether or not you could attend conference.   And we thank you for your participation, support, comments, and engagement with the many facets … Continue reading

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HIMSS14 Pre-Conference Education: Celebrating Those Who Develop the Content (Part 2)

As in my last post, I continue my focus on those who develop the content for our HIMSS14 preconference education in this blog series, I highlight pre-conference education content developed for medical devices, health IT in rural settings, mobile health, … Continue reading

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