Countdown to 2nd Annual Pennsylvania HIMSS Health IT Workforce Conference
On April 20, 2016 the Central PA Chapter of HIMSS will host its second Student Workforce Development and Training Conference at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, featuring local and national leaders with discussions on variety of topics related to health IT Workforce Development, including challenges and opportunities for healthcare systems, engagement of veterans in health IT and the development of health IT educational programs. No stranger to PA or HIMSS, Charlene Underwood, a longtime resident of PA, former member of the Delaware Valley chapter Board of HIMSS and co-founder of PA HIMSS Health IT Advocacy Day, will help lead the discussion.
Charlene Underwood is a subject matter expert in health information technology with broad expertise and experience with electronic health records. Her focus is on health policy related to government and industry activities that stimulate the adoption and use of healthcare information technology. She is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Public Health and Penn State Abington Business School of Health Administration.
Underwood worked for Cerner in 2015 as a senior expert. Her role was to interpret and translate government and industry activities into company initiatives that advanced the use of HIT solutions. She participated in numerous national activities where industry stakeholders are setting direction.