HIMSS and ASHHRA Collaborate to Advance Health IT Training

To support both job seekers and employers, HIMSS and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)  will collaborate  to advance  health IT workforce  initiatives  expected to grow in the next several years. The collaboration will involve HIMSS and ASHHRA sharing links, resources and white papers on the website of each organization.

HIMSS Senior Director, Career Services Helen Figge  explained the  collaboration with ASHHRA enhances both organizations’ ability to serve  the various stakeholders in the health IT career process, from human resources teams to executives who have ties to HIMSS and are  looking to fill health IT positions.  This collaborative synergistic effort will help further communication between those seeking health IT positions and those seeking qualified health IT applicants, a familiar situation in today’s  healthcare landscape.
Figge said, “HIMSS Career Services is excited about the opportunity to collaborate with ASHHRA,  the nation’s only membership organization dedicated to meeting the needs of healthcare human resources practitioners. It exemplifies a great synergy with the HIMSS Career Services mission, which prides itself as a trusted, go to source for all talent management needs for both job seekers and employers in the health information technology space.”
The HIMSS Career Service Center focuses on providing education and training for those interested in a career in health IT. To learn more visit the HIMSS Career Service Center.
“The combination of tools, resources, and educational content provided by information technology and human resources will strengthen the membership benefits offered by both ASHHRA and HIMSS.  We are confident that our members will capitalize on the new offerings made available through this collaboration,” said Stephanie Drake, Executive Director of ASHHRA.
Founded in 1964, ASHHRA is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and has more than 3500 members nationwide.   It leads the way for members to become more effective, valued, and credible leaders in health care human resources.  As the foremost authority in health care human resources, it provides timely and critical support through research, learning and knowledge sharing, professional development, products and resources, and provides opportunities for networking and collaboration.
HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 38,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 540 corporate members and more than 120 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.