Category Archives: Health IT Workforce

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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Change Initiatives: Three Steps of Stakeholder Management

by Claire McCarthy, MA, FHIMSS; Douglas Eastman, PhD; and David E. Garets, FHIMSS Identifying and understanding stakeholders is a critical early step in organizational readiness work. Stakeholder identification takes commitment and time—you may be tempted to gloss over it or … Continue reading

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5 Elements of a Compelling Organizational Vision

by: Claire McCarthy, MA, FHIMSS; Douglas Eastman, PhD; and David E. Garets, FHIMSS In our last post, we stressed the importance of people in any change initiative. This week, we want to focus on what binds the people in your … Continue reading

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The ‘People’ Side of Change

By Claire McCarthy, MA, FHIMSS; Douglas Eastman, PhD; and David E. Garets, FHIMSS When it comes to change it’s easy for health systems of any size to put the entirety of their focus on the technological aspects of an initiative. … Continue reading

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Roger Baker and Aneesh Chopra on the Future of Health IT

This month, I was excited to have the opportunity to moderate a discussion on Federal News Radio with Roger Baker and Aneesh Chopra, discussing the value of health IT.

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HIE Workforce Challenges – What are some solutions?

By Scott MacLean, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS Chair, HIMSS Board of Directors I’m pleased to be participating today in the CMS eHealth Summit, as part of a panel discussing health IT workforce issues.  We’ll be discussing the HIMSS/AHIMA Healthcare Information Exchange … Continue reading

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A Candid Discussion: Can professional certifications close the health IT talent gap?

In a recent Facebook post, one person asked several excellent questions about professional certifications, specifically the CPHIMS and the CAHIMS.  I would like to share my perspective, since I hold several certifications that include:  Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and … Continue reading

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HIMSS as Part of Clinical Informatics Specialist Job Description

By Portia Towns LPN, BHA, Clinical Informatics Specialist- ICU, North Shore-LIJ Health Systems I would have never guested that one day my involvement with HIMSS would actually help me to become a candidate for a job.

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Trends in HIE Organizational Staffing [Part 2] AHIMA/HIMSS Collaboration

My earlier post introduced initial findings from the AHIMA/HIMSS collaborative study on HIE staffing. Now, let’s look at recruitment and hiring recommendations. What can HIE organizations learn from the experiences of others with recruitment and hiring? from  the Trends in HIE Organizational Staffing white paper? 

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Career Services Support: Invaluable to Health IT

by Patricia Dombrowski, Chair, HIMSS Career Services Task Force, and Director, Life Science Informatics Center, Bellevue College The global future of healthcare rests in no small part on IT in healthcare.  Continued growth in information management’s role in improving quality, safety, … Continue reading

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