At HIMSS13, University Row schools offer sophisticated lineup of IT programs

February 26, 2013 in Medical Technology

As healthcare IT’s influence continues to grow and impact the delivery of patient care, academic institutions are responding by offering more detailed and sophisticated degree programs. Nowhere is this trend more evident than at University Row at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Convention Exhibition, where representatives from 24 schools of higher learning will be on hand to discuss their offerings with interested show attendees.

Located near the HIMSS Career Services Center in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, University Row exhibitors will be showcasing their educational degree programs in fields related to informatics. The schools have gained reputations for being “dedicated to the improvement of healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education,” said Helen Figge, senior director of professional development and career services for HIMSS.

Degree programs range from baccalaureate to graduate and doctoral level studies. Moreover, Figge said programs aimed at clinicians are increasing in size and scope.

“Clinicians have an exceptional opportunity to engage and create career paths in healthcare IT like never before,” she said.

With its close proximity to the HIMSS Career Services Center, University Row is part of a career complex that includes academic and corporate interests, job seekers, consultants and eExecutive Mentors aiming to engage with those seeking to recruit and be recruited for healthcare IT careers, Figge said.

This year, the following schools will be at HIMSS13 University Row:

•    University of Central Florida

•    University of Illinois at Chicago

•    The College of St. Scholastica

•    University of Tennessee

•    CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics)

•    National University- School of Health Human Services

•    University of Washington

•    Oregon Health Science University

•    The University of West Florida

•    Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah

•    Nova Southeastern University

•    ecfirst-home of the HIPAA Academy

•    Johns Hopkins University

•    Columbia Southern University

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