I'm currently attending the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting and I'm spending a significant amount of time networking for other physicians who are currently exploring non-clinical careers in the health information technology industry. I'm currently working with several physician clients who are actively looking for jobs in the health IT industry. HIMSS is a great networking opportunity because so many executives attend this meeting.
It's been great to connect with health IT executives at electronic health record (EHR) companies like Practice Fusion, Allscripts, Epic, and Amazing Charts. It was also good to reconnect with friends at technology companies like HP, Dell, Microsoft, Panasonic, and Fujitsu. I also enjoyed spending time with people who work in medical software and information companies like Epocrates, Elsevier, and PEPID.
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