Women in Health IT

The HIMSS17 roundtable focused on the influence women can have in the workplace with the award-winning professionals sharing ideas on next steps for the profession.

March 03, 2017
HIMSS Women in Health IT
January 05, 2017
Posing for a photo at HIMSS16 is the group of women who started the ball rolling on recognizing the contributions women in health IT are making to the industry. At HIMSS17, seven women will be recognized for their exceptional work in the field at the inaugural HIMSS Women in Health IT Awards...
Women making waves in healthcare IT
November 04, 2016
Women working in health IT are coming into their own and taking charge as CEOs, CIOs, Disrupter-in-Chief and other executive posts. Some are working to achieve salary parity in a sector where the gender gap persists – even today. This gallery highlights just a few of the women...
September 27, 2016
Women gathered Sept. 13 at the Summit of the Southeast for a reception to introduce and honor the women who will serve as judges for the HIMSS 1st Annual Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards.
HIMSS Women Health IT
August 01, 2016
HIMSS unveiled the Women in Health IT Awards program and named nine powerhouse leaders as judges. The lineup includes a health network executive director, an entrepreneur in residence, a CEO and there’s even an artist and advocate on the list. 
Women in Health IT reception
March 02, 2016
The inaugural Women in Health IT reception at HIMSS16 was held on Tuesday night at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas. Attendees took photos with wax figures -- like Nicholas Cage aobve -- and chatted over drinks at this important event.
September 09, 2014
Ever since 1849 female physicians across various specialties have been forging profound changes within the healthcare industry. Here's a look at where it all began and what some of the most accomplished women in medicine are up to today.
Solar grid
May 30, 2014
Although women account for nearly half of the U.S. labor force, they hold only a paltry 25 percent of senior health IT roles nationwide. However, women leaders have proven their prowess in the realm of health IT, spearheading massive IT projects, attesting to meaningful use, saving some serious...
March 26, 2013
In health IT, it's a man's world. Although women account for nearly half of the U.S. labor force, they hold a paltry 25 percent of senior health IT roles nationwide. However, women leaders account for 45 percent of HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 hospitals and 48 percent of Stage 7 hospitals. They...

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Featured Contributors

Editor-At-Large, Healthcare IT News

Bernie Monegain is Editor-At-Large for Healthcare IT News and Women in Health IT.

Executive Vice President, HIMSS

Carla Smith is Executive Vice President of HIMSS. Smith leads HIMSS’s cause-based association. Focused primarily on the US and Canada, Smith leverages her extensive experience in nonprofit management to ensure HIMSS’s ability to achieve its mission and maintain its financial health.

Founding Artist, The Walking Gallery

@ReginaHolliday Regina Holliday is a patient rights activist and artist. After spending 16 years working in retail management and six years teaching art, Regina began painting a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/

Principal, StarBridge Advisors

@sgschade
Sue Schade, MBA, LCHIME, FCHIME, FHIMSS, is a nationally recognized health IT leader. She recently launched a new healthcare IT advisory firm, StarBridge Advisors, with two colleagues, David Muntz and Russ Rudish.

Founder, #HealthITChicks

@JennDennard Jennifer is the founder of the #healthITchicks community, which seeks to grow awareness of gender-related issues in the workplace within the healthcare IT industry.

Blogger, Feministing

@katiematlack
Katie Matlack covers medical software and HIT news for Software Advice. View Katie's blog at http://feministing.com