HIMSS and ASHHRA Webinar Event

By Helen Figge
09:27 AM

The upcoming HIMSS Emerging Professionals Masters Class webinar series, a quarterly special series in our monthly Emerging Professionals Community, will be co-hosted by the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association (AHA).  The webinar is entitled:  ‘How to Build a Global Vocabulary for Health IT Employment Processes: From a CIO and CHRO Perspective”.

Rick Schooler, FHIMSS, FCHIME, FACHE, MBA, Vice President/Chief Information Officer and 2011 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year along with Nancy Dinon, Vice President, Human Resources, Orlando Regional Medical Center  will be the presenters.  This will be the first time HIMSS and ASHHRA have co-hosted an educational event.  This promises to be exciting and informative and will provide a hiring perspective from two different c-suite views – the information technology department and the human resource touch point.  A webinar attendee and potential health IT applicant will be able to gain insight into how the human resource executive screens the health IT applicant along with a corresponding complement from the health IT hiring manager.  This will better assist us to understand what each looks for in a potential employee.  Often, times a candidate cannot get through the initial human resource screen and the health IT staff and candidate wonder why?  Perhaps the candidate or even the hiring manager is not positioning the necessary skills to optimize the hiring process?  To shed light on this process, this unique Career Services Masters Class webinar event will focus on three key objectives to:

•    To better understand the hiring practices encountered in today’s healthcare reform era
•    To identify the skills valuable in the hiring process
•    To learn skills and credentials in demand from a CIO and Human Resource perspective

This webinar will be held Friday, October 12th 12:00 - 1:00 pm Central.  Registration is limited so register now.

What is the HIMSS Emerging Professional Community?  HIMSS provides health IT professionals free educational webinars, mentoring opportunities, job boards and career advice targeted to those with five years or less work experience in health IT regardless of past career path. Not a member but interested in joining this group?  Connect with Maggie Van Vossen, Manager Career Services at mvanvossen@himss.org for further information.

This special webinar is being sponsored by the University of Phoenix.  If you would like more information about the University of Phoenix programs please visit their website.

And 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!   

Helen Figge is Senior Director of Career Services at HIMSS.