Blog Directory Well another first for HIMSS Professional Development Career Services – the launch of our Emerging Professionals Community! With well over 13,000 members now in our Emerging Professionals Community (“EP Community”), the time has come to get even more engaged with HIMSS and all that HIMSS has to offer with career growth and development. Recall in past columns, we discussed our emerging professionals, those with five years or less of work experience in the [...]
HIMSS has asked Congress to support the development of a “nationwide patient identity solution” to promote interoperability and reduce errors related to mismatches between health data and patients. The association of health IT professionals also requested that Congress continue to support the adoption of health IT and not cut off funding for the government’s electronic health record incentive program. While there has been no overt effort to repeal the HITECH Act, which authorized up to [...]
A nonprofit organization of more than 35,000 members, HIMSS offers expert advice on how to use technology to improve health care. It will upgrade its JobMine online job board to include healthcare jobs for graduates of HHS’ ONC HIT Workforce Development Program, an initiative by ONC (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) to train new health care IT workers to use EHRs (electronic health records). ONC has awarded $116 million for [...]
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Microsoft and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) have announced the availability of the Microsoft Health Users Group (Microsoft HUG) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It will provide healthcare organizations and partners with an online venue to facilitate the development of healthcare solutions and demonstrate how technology can help solve healthcare challenges. The announcement was made at the World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition in Copenhagen. Microsoft [...]
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