Live From Vegas, Our Annual Conference HIMSS 2012!

By Helen Figge
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As you read my blog post this week, the best ever event is occurring in healthcare IT in Las Vegas, the HIMSS12 Annual Conference.  Today's dynamic healthcare IT industry demands timely knowledge and education to navigate priority issues and that’s what the HIMSS Annual Conference experience is all about.

As you read my blog post this week, the best ever event is occurring in healthcare IT in Las Vegas, the HIMSS12 Annual Conference.  Today's dynamic healthcare IT industry demands timely knowledge and education to navigate priority issues and that’s what the HIMSS Annual Conference experience is all about.

With knowledge as power, HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is the most comprehensive and authoritative knowledge event in healthcare IT today.  This week the HIMSS12 educational content will feature top leaders who will share their insights and lessons learned on the most critical health IT topics today.  And with more than 300 education sessions to choose from, healthcare professionals at all levels are customizing their own agendas this week to meet their individuals career goal needs.

An exciting component of the Annual Conference is our Professional Development Career Services Center.  Whether participants are a recent college graduate, changing careers, new to health IT, or a seasoned professional who is looking to learn more this is a one-stop shop for all professional development needs.

This week participants at the HIMSS12 Annual Conference have a tremendous opportunity to advance, or launch a career in Health IT! Right now at the conference, the participants are:

•    Taking the CPHIMS Review Course or sitting for the CPHIMS exam and getting certified
•    Getting continuing education credits and meeting recruiters in the industry who are hiring
•    Networking with 30,000 health IT professionals to learn career pearls and advance their careers
•    Posting resumes to HIMSS JobMine for employer review and consideration
•    Visiting  HIMSS Central to learn how a HIMSS Membership can advance a career
•    Shopping the HIMSS bookstore and getting on-site discount to the latest works

Also, participants are at this very minute are joining receptions to learn about HIMSS Chapters, Professional Communities, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Fellows, Committees and more.

Finally, if participants can't be in two sessions at once they can view missed sessions after HIMSS12. Session packages can be purchased during registration, onsite or after the event. 

Don’t you wish you were with us in Las Vegas partaking in these events?

Well, if you are unable to attend HIMSS12 but still want to experience the excitement of transforming health IT, HIMSS has a solution for you: Virtual HIMSS12. Attendees can participate from any location globally and experience host of interactive activities in real-time and on-demand including: Four live simulcast keynote addresses; 12 live simulcast sessions; 12 on-demand education sessions; 12 e-sessions and 252 recorded education sessions (with CME/CNE qualified sessions included).

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.