Healthcare IT Job Seekers, “To HIMSS Or Not To HIMSS” – Is That The Question?

About two weeks ago, that ‘ole  familiar question started to appear with increased frequency.  Via email, by phone, thru Twitter and LinkedIn, here it came.  There were a few variations on the theme, but for the most part the question is the same as it was last year about this time, and the year before that, and actually, the year before that!

“So what do you think, are you going to HIMSS?

My answer each year (save for the year that I canceled last minute because my 16-yr old daughter had a boyfriend crisis and needed me more than the HIMSS’ Interoperability Showcase did) has been the same, “Absolutely!”   And I believe I can safely speak for my fellow bloggers here at Healthcare IT Today when I say that we all are in agreement that attending the HIMSS extravaganza is a worthwhile investment.

Last year I wrote a “Job Seekers Guide to HIMSS10”  for Healthcare Informatics magazine.  I was planning to rewrite the series, but after rereading the posts I realized that my previous advice still stands.  So, rather than reinventing the wheel, I invite you to explore the series, substituting “11” for “10” and “Orlando” for “Atlanta”:

Job Seekers Guide to HIMSS – and Pssst, We’re All Job Seekers!

Job Seekers Guide to HIMSS Part Two – What’s Your Plan, Stan?

Job Seekers Guide to HIMSS Part Three – Secrets to Effective Networking!

Job Seekers Guide to HIMSS Part Four – The Final But Critical Step to Success!

Stay tuned for more pre-HIMSS11 insight from our blogging team here at Healthcare IT Today, as well as “live from the scene” updates – hope to see you there!

About the author


Gwen Darling

Gwen Darling is a Search Executive specializing in Healthcare IT, the Founder of Healthcare IT Central (the leading online Career Center for Healthcare IT job seekers and employers), and the Former Editor/Founder of Healthcare IT Today. Gwen also is a featured blogger for Healthcare Informatics magazine.


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