Preparing Students for Industry Needs: How One University Integrated HIMSS Resources Into the Curriculum

By Christina Neider, EdD, dean, undergraduate programs, University of Phoenix; HIMSS member and part of the HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition Success Stories initiative

HIMSS global conference doesn’t end when the convention center doors close. Attendees leave with knowledge from educational sessions, speakers and networking that can be applied to the real world, creating an ongoing, year-round experience. HIMSS asked attendees to share the personal and professional successes that stemmed from attending conference – from challenges faced to changes made. Read on to learn about the value of attending HIMSS19 from the unique perspective of our members and partners.

As a HIMSS member from the academic world, I attended the HIMSS18 Global Conference & Exhibition to stay up-to-date about health IT and ensure the latest related topics are added to our educational curriculum. I want students to have relevant and timely information in their program, as well as the opportunity to immediately apply that knowledge. Researching the latest trends in health IT, exploring the new products and services on the horizon, and brainstorming with industry leaders is vital to the relevancy of the program and curriculum.

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