As we close out our fiscal year here at HIMSS in anticipation of a new and even more energized one, we wanted to reminisce a bit about what we have accomplished to date with the support of you – our members. You asked for career support and we responded to your “ask”. Just visit the website to see all that has been done from this point in time compared to this time last year, thanks to your input and suggestions.
We accomplished growth from all of our various memberships not only those “Emerging Professionals” but all of the various diverse memberships we support in health IT career journeys. Let’s recap some high level accomplishments and also get everyone excited about the month’s to come and all that we want to do to ensure your professional development career needs are met.
Here’s a quick sampling of our efforts together because we listened and responded. First off, we formally launched the Emerging Professionals Community now 13,000+ and growing; we added New to Industry; Clinical; Non Clinical; The Voice of HIMSS; Search the HIMSS JobMine®; Career Resources; Frontier: Career News; Health IT Internships; HIMSS Career Stats; Industry Collaborators; eExecutive Mentoring; eNurse Mentoring and a monthly Career Corner just to name a few career offerings. Wow! And we are just getting started!
All of these programs will be expanded upon in some capacity in the coming months here at HIMSS Career Services; we wanted to thank you for your continued support and input - all has been invaluable to the cause of growing HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services.
And don’t forget about our great presence at HIMSS Annual Conference 2012 in Las Vegas where our Career Services Center was visited by well over a few thousand attendees with presentations from some of our 2012 Career Services Task Force members. By the way, we are currently formulating our Career Services offering for the upcoming HIMSS Annual Conference being held in New Orleans in 2013. So, stay tuned for more information!
All agree that various skills will be required to make the most of health IT career paths. We will continue to survey the job landscape and provide additional tools for your use in the months to come. Additionally, we will continue to hear about the expected shortages in the healthcare IT workforce overall and thus career decisions will become even more critical and strategic. Thus, having the various skills to support these efforts will be the most pressing in an effort to advance a health IT career path. HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services will continue to provide the various educational enablers to motivate, improve skills, knowledge and experiences and to provide networking opportunities for all to tap into in support of a health IT career pathway. So get ready, more great things are coming your way from HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services in 2012 – 2013!
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available and remember...Be passionate about your career path and strive to make a difference and learn, learn…learn. Technology is only the enabler; individuals will be the “transformers” of health IT in the years to come!