HIMSS takes workforce IT to New Orleans

HIMSS signs formal agreement with BioDistrict New Orleans.

HIMSS and BioDistrict New Orleans will work together to advance workforce health IT initiatives anticipated to grow in the next several years in the district.

The two entities have signed a formal agreement that focuses on educational, career support and online initiatives before and during the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, which will be held in New Orleans on March 3-7, 2013.

The synergies between the two organizations focus on career development resources offered by HIMSS, recognizing the ongoing demand for skilled health IT employees in the BioDistrict. The BioDistrict, Louisiana’s No. 1 employment center, encompasses 1,500 acres spanning the Downtown and Mid-City areas of New Orleans. It focuses on the development of the biosciences industry in New Orleans that will provide world-class biosciences research and development; local, regional, and global healthcare delivery; and stable, high-paying jobs for professionals, managers and workers representing a wide range of skills.

“This new collaboration with HIMSS and BioDistrict New Orleans is positive news for our city,” says New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “I am hopeful that this partnership will help to create new economic and workforce development opportunities in the hospitality, health IT and innovation sectors for New Orleanians.”

HIMSS will work with BioDistrict to provide career development resources, through white papers, webinars and other online and career-supporting tools to help professionals learn, grow, and advance in their health IT careers.

Additional services include HIMSS JobMine job listings, online mentoring and an emerging professionals community, resources that can be used in the BioDistrict.  Also available will be various HIMSS online tools for current, new and transitioning professionals who are interested in a career in health IT.

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