Top 5 videos from HIMSS17

Top 5 videos from HIMSS17

HIMSS17 Career Fair to focus on population health, value-based care, quality measures

The new day-long event encompasses career services, resume critiques, an introduction to healthcare analytics and a networking reception.
By Chris Nerney
07:19 AM

For healthcare professionals, HIMSS17 is an excellent opportunity to see the latest technologies impacting healthcare and hear from industry experts on topics such as population health management, value-based reimbursements, and quality reporting measures.

HIMSS has created a new, one-day event offering healthcare career services in a centralized location. The HIMSS17 Career Fair will provide attendees with a wide range of career services and resources, including education, professional certification review and exams, professional photos, resume critiques, networking events and more. 

“This is the first time we’re doing something like this,” said Maggie Van Vossen, manager of professional development for HIMSS. “We’ve had similar programs in the past, but the Career Fair is a one-day event that is free for attendees.”

“The Career Fair is where attendees can meet one-on-one with companies that are actually hiring,” Van Vossen says. “We also have these other activities going on at the Career Fair to bring in interested attendees.”

Those activities include: education sessions introducing healthcare data analytics, the HIMSS Portrait Studio featuring a professional photographer, emerging professionals poster sessions, free resume critiques and a networking reception.

In addition to the Career Fair, HIMSS17 will feature several other career-related events and services that require additional fees:

Veterans Career Services Boot Camp, Sunday, February 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., W202C (fee: $49). A day-long career “boot camp” at which speakers, subject matter experts and fellow veterans share their experiences on transitioning from military service into a civilian health IT career. A A networking reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. EST.

CAHIMS Exams, Tuesday, February 21, from 8 to 10 a.m., and Wednesday, February 22, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST. Fees are $175 (member), $225 (non-member), and $140 (organizational affiliate).

CPHIMS Exams, Tuesday, February 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, February 22, from 8 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Fees are $300 (member), $375 (non-member), and $270 (organizational affiliate).

CPHIMS Review Course, Sunday, February 19, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fee is $285.

HIMSS17 runs from Feb. 19-23, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.

This article is part of our ongoing coverage of HIMSS17. Visit Destination HIMSS17 for previews, reporting live from the show floor and after the conference.

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