HIMSS 2013 Annual Conference Gearing Up!

By Helen Figge
08:23 AM

Education is the cornerstone of advancing a career and recognized to be very important for individuals as an ongoing process for skill development, advancement and expertise.  More and more technologies are being introduced into the healthcare environment supporting quality healthcare delivery and HIMSS continues to strive to create programs and educational environments to support the educational understanding of these healthcare enablers such as programs like mHIMSS

The HIMSS Annual Conference is a HIMSS event in support of the various educational initiatives being implemented in healthcare today.  It is also a platform to connect those attending the event with nationally and internationally recognized subject matter experts engaged in these healthcare initiatives.  This year’s conference will be no exception.  HIMSS Annual Conference 2013, being held in New Orleans, continues to be energized with speakers, presentations and opportunities for career growth. For example, such topics as Meaningful Use, Mobile Health, Health Information Exchange and Clinical and Business Intelligence will be spotlighted at this year’s venue.  Keynotes have been finalized and include such notables as: Warner Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health System (March 4, 2012 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM), Eric J. Topol, West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine, Scripps Health and Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute (March 5, 2013, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM), President Bill Clinton Founder of The William J. Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States of America (March 6, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM), as well as James Carville political consultant and Karl Rove Fox News Contributor & Wall Street Journal Columnist, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President Bush (March 7, 2013, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM). During this particular highly anticipated closing keynote, James Carville and Karl Rove will debate politics, economics, healthcare reform and other key initiatives affecting the country.
The variety of speakers being presented at Annual Conference 2013 is diverse and impactful for an optimal understanding of the educational nuances in healthcare today.  All of the speakers at Annual Conference 2013 will address the various aspects of the Affordable Care Act, various health insurance reformation and best practices and quality healthcare for all.  This will provide attendees the skills and knowledge base for possible solutions and opportunities to provide the needed skills to a health IT work environment which is the cornerstone of the HIMSS Annual Conference.  

And don’t forget that the HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services will also be supporting the Career Services Center as well as the Career Services Institute both unique programs in support of member career growth and advancement.  Career Services is also excited to be working with a variety of organizations for example the New Orleans BioDistrict and American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) in a variety of exciting capacities at the annual event.

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!