Women in IT Committee

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About HIMSS WA Chapter Women in IT 

The Women in IT Committee is a standing committee of a local HIMSS Chapter that provides women-focused support and resources. The link with an existing local HIMSS chapter provides an opportunity for a closer working relationship with other leading health IT professionals, clinicians, academia, vendors, and consultants on a local and national level.

Mission & Objectives

The primary mission of a HIMSS Chapter Women in IT Committee is to provide critical networking and educational opportunities that empower and enable growth for women in Healthcare IT careers on both a local and national level. Integration and active involvement with other healthcare professionals and health IT leaders are also maximized.

Objectives:

  • To provide an opportunity for sharing information, viewpoints, and experiences
  • To provide structured educational opportunities (preferably with continuing education credits)
  • To provide opportunities to actively participate in HIMSS Society activities and collaborate with other professionals
  • To facilitate the emergence and growth of diversity¬†topics within the industry
  • To effectively communicate with and support the equality and diversity initiatives and efforts of other health IT organizations both locally and nationally
  • To support the advancement and awareness of diverse leaders and roles with networking and educational resources at the Chapter level

Program Focus

  • Networking opportunities
  • Events and demonstrations
  • Educational programs
  • Additional information regarding Certification and advanced continuing education credits

Meetings

Work with the Chapter Board of Directors to schedule meetings and educational sessions. Topics are determined by the level of interest based on membership feedback. An attempt to schedule meetings in conjunction with HIMSS Chapter meetings is strongly encouraged. Women in IT Committee members should also attend Chapter meetings and events. An invitation for other HIMSS members to participate is encouraged. Meetings will be held monthly in the Seattle area.

Sister Organizations

Communication with and participation in the endeavors of other existing organizations is strongly encouraged. This cooperation should help strengthen and unify the voice and pursuits of women in IT on a national level.

Membership

Membership is comprised of but not exclusively limited to women who are HIMSS Chapter members. Other IT professionals closely involved with women in HIT interests and who have a direct working relationship with women in HIT may be included if desired. Open membership to students/new health IT professionals interested in HIT is encouraged.

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