First “Wine Down Wednesday” a Success

HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center Launches New Summer Meetup Series

It was the last Wednesday evening of June when 25 of Cleveland’s best and brightest in healthcare IT gathered to network, socialize, and learn about strategies to begin or advance a career. And it was the first of the HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center’s Wine Down Wednesday Summer Meetup Series.

The informal presentation was led by Cynthia Trotta, an experienced technical career strategist and Director of Operations and Sales for a regional IT consulting firm. She discussed employer and candidate perspectives -- whether hunting for a new career opportunity or navigating your way up the ranks with a current employer. Cynthia has coached hundreds of job seekers and business owners. Attendees were treated to a spot-on presentation that was both relevant and authentic.

Attendees appreciated “Tips and Tricks” to maximize the time and effort invested in developing a career for maximum return. Key takeaways included LinkedIn navigation, effective protocols for approaching C-Suite executives, decoding job descriptions and postings, and more.

The venue: a 30,000 square-foot powerhouse of global health innovation

Wine Down Wednesdays are a chance for Northeast Ohio health IT professionals to gather at theHIMSS Innovation & Conference Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The space is designed to provide educational and business opportunities for healthcare leaders, software developers, business executives, investors, students, researchers, HIMSS members and others. The bright, open space with views of downtown and Lake Erie is a vibrant, interactive facility focused on transformational digital health innovation.

Wine Down Wednesdays are on the last Wednesdays of June through September at 4:00 pm.

The next session takes place July 25th on the topic of “Nursing Innovations.” Pam Baker, Chief Nursing Information Officer with Akron Children’s Hospital and Barb Bungard, Manager of IT Regulatory Operations at Akron Children’s Hospital lead the presentation on the role of informatics in the future of health IT. Attendees will learn about careers in nursing informatics, especially how to advance in the field. The meetup explores the role of informatics in leading practice changes in new care delivery models – and provides the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

Join the HIMSS Innovation Meetup to learn more about other upcoming Wine Down Wednesday sessions.