Mentorship Program

Goal
The New England HIMSS Mentorship Program is designed to facilitate conversation
between NEHIMSS professionals and NEHIMSS members that wish to advance in their
development and/or learn about different career paths available within the HIT
spectrum. New applications for mentors and mentees will be accepted between
September 1st and October 13th.


Mentorship
Any member interested in being a mentor or mentee should register with the Mentor
Program Chairs by filling out an application. Applications will include factors such as
experience level, employment experience, including both employer type (i.e. provider,
payer, consultant, vendor) and roles (i.e. project manager, analyst, CIO, etc.), specific
skills, what they are interested in gaining from the Mentorship Program, and geographic
location. The Mentorship Program Committee will select successful applicants. If
participants express interest in pursuing a 1:1 mentor/mentee relationship with a
different mentor/mentee, the Mentorship Chairs will help to facilitate the connection.


Program Evaluation
To determine if the NEHIMSS board should continue this program, it is understood that
the program will need to be evaluated. However, it is not the intent of the Mentorship
Program Committee to become intimately involved with the mentorship relationships.
As such, while it is recommended that each pair creates goals for themselves, there will
be a required evaluation with a simple questionnaire at the end of the year to
determine if the program was beneficial to its participants.

Time Table:
The program will be run from October to May, with frequent check-ins. While it is
anticipated that participants that want to continue in the program will change their
pairing, it is understood that some might want to continue for another year.

Application:
Please send a completed application to Kelly Gorham (KGorham@mainehealth.org),
Maggie Shqina (MShqina@mainehealth.org) and Wendy Ouellette
(WAOuellett@mainehealth.org). Click here for the 2021-2022 Mentorship Application.