Continuing professional development (CPD) is critical for the health IT professional. Healthcare is fast-paced, dynamic, ever-changing, and global. It’s both exciting and exhausting. And it is rapidly evolving through innovation, Federal incentives, and technological advancements. For these reasons, health IT professionals must embrace lifelong learning to ensure they have the professional competencies to advance initiatives that positively impact patient care. This handbook will provide the rationale and the resources to do so and will serve as a reference to accompany one’s career success.
About the Author
As Vice President of Professional Development at HIMSS, Ms. Klinedinst is responsible for all aspects of programming for North America that leads to the lifelong learning, networking, and engagement of HIMSS members. These professional development offerings include annual conference education, distance education, professional certification, career services, and other areas. Prior to this position, Ms. Klinedinst held positions in both the acute care and ambulatory health information technology settings. She holds a Masters in Adult Education from the Pennsylvania State University and has earned numerous industry designations.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Positioning the Health IT Professional for Lifelong Continuing Professional Development 1: Identifying Your Professional Development 2: Creating a Personal Brand 3: Diversifying Your Skillset 4: Developing a Career Roadmap 5: Ensuring Work-Life Balance Section 2: Establishing and Nurturing Your Career 6: The Role of the Professional Association 7: The Importance of Volunteering 8: Earning a Certificate to Demonstrate Competency 9: Differentiating Yourself with a Professional Certification 10: Seeking an Advanced Professional Designation Section 3: Learning from Others 11: The Mentoring Process 12: Managing by Walking Around 13: Experiencing a Job Exchange 14: The 360° Assessment15: Professional Coaching Section 4: The Aspiring Leader 16: Developing as a Leader 17: Nurturing Inter-personal Skills Development 18: Appreciating the Multi-Generational Workplace 19: Minding Your Manners in the Workplace and Beyond 20: Encouraging Diversity in the Workplace 21: The Aspiring Female Health IT Executive Section 5: The Importance of Lifelong Learning 22: Earning an Advanced Degree 23: The Many Facets of Continuing Education 24: Engaging Socially to Expand Professional Competency 25: Viewing the Workplace for On-the-Job Training 26: Talent Management for the Health IT Professional