Category Archives: Professional Development

PODCAST: Supporting Our Veterans with Career Services

Listen to insights on career services programs for veterans from former U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Amy R. Justice, a guest on Healthcare Tech Talk. Justice is now Program Manager, Veterans Career Services, HIMSS. She talks with Terry Baker and Kelley … Continue reading

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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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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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Helping Veterans Transition into Health IT

What if I told you that in a few months you would be a Soldier, an Airman, a Seaman, or a Marine?  What if I told you that starting tomorrow you would attend a 3-day seminar on everything you need … Continue reading

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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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The Three Pillars of Health IT

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement published its guidelines for delivering care in the Triple Aim model: improving patient outcomes; improving population health; and decreasing the per capita cost of healthcare.  Taking a similar approach to workforce development and delivering health … Continue reading

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3 Easy Ways to Participate in National Health IT Week

The 8th Annual National Health IT Week is September 16-20, 2013, bringing together individuals and organizations around the country to share their passion and commitment to realizing the value of health IT. More than 360 organizations have signed on as … Continue reading

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Giving Back to the Profession: Examples in Action

From a professional development perspective, HIMSS works tirelessly to ensure that there are many opportunities for HIMSS volunteers to become engaged.  Some are long-term commitments, and some are shorter.  Some opportunities involve creating tools and resources,while others involve reviewing the work of … Continue reading

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