Health Information Technology Careers: Jumpstart Your Career During HIP Week

These days, every doctor’s visit seems to result in a mound of paperwork. Insurance forms and medical history, while cumbersome, are necessary for every visit to the doctor. These important records keep track of all your information and let doctors and nurses know how to best assist you. But have you ever wondered who’s in charge of medical records at medical facilities?

March 17-23 is Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week across the U.S. and Canada and Rasmussen College is planning to recognize those tasked with keeping medical records secure and accurate.

HIP Week honors professionals in Health Information Management (HIM) and Health Information Technology (HIT). Rasmussen College’s Career Chat is designed to address any questions or concerns about these challenging, yet fulfilling, careers.

HIT careers and HIM careers are both in demand in today’s job market, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Want to know more?

Join Our Career Chat

Our Careers in Health Information Technology Career Chat will showcase all the information you need to know to jumpstart or advance your career in this exciting field!

Who: Rasmussen College career experts and special guest Susan Parker.

What: You’ll learn all about the skills needed to start or advance your own HIM or HIT career. We’ll also be taking live questions from Goolge+, Twitter and Facebook.

When: March 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Where: The Careers in Health Information Technology Career Chat will take place via Google+ Hangouts on Air.

Susan Parker, HIT professional

Gain Insight from HIP and Career Experts

No career chat would be complete without an expert to lend insight and lend some career tips!

Owner of recruiting firm Seagate Consultants, Susan Parker is a registered HIT professional and holds a master’s degree in education. Parker also spent the last 23 years as a HIM recruiter. She’s held various leadership roles with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), including career counselor and member of the board of directors. Parker was elected in 2012 to serve as the AHIMA Speaker of the House of Delegates.

Parker will be joined by these Rasmussen College career experts:

  • Tamryn Hennessy, national director of career services
  • Elizabeth Lintleman, manager of career services
  • Grant Tilus, inbound marketing specialist and in-house Burning Glass career insights data researcher

Be sure to add this Career Chat to your calendar so you don’t miss out!

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