Women in Health IT Roundtable

In our mission to improve health through the best use of IT, HIMSS is committed to advancing the careers of high-performing professionals. Join us in addressing the gender gap in health IT, and the need for more community, resources and recognition of women who have made a difference sector-wide. Engage with your peers and take the next step to further your career while connecting with and empowering women in health IT.

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Upcoming Webinars

Take part in bimonthly webinars, including:

Critical Success Factors for Building a Professionally Mature Health IT Team​

Wednesday, October 26, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

Speaker: Karen Marie Wilding, Director, IS&T Operations, University of Maryland Medical System, Member of Maryland Chapter of HIMSS

Summary Description: Resources are almost always the single largest investment for any organization.  Healthcare focused IT departments demand a specialized skillset that is not ready-made; it takes non-traditional programming, community partners and an engaged leadership team to develop a comprehensive workforce development plan. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the current state of staffing in the health IT industry
  2. Discuss ways to build a professional mature team
  3. Review the components of a workforce development plan

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January Webinar

Speaker: Sue Schade, MBA, LCHIME, FCHIME, FHIMSS, Founding Advisor, Next Wave Health Advisors, Interim Chief Information Officer, University Hospitals

Topic: Encouring women to go into STEM fields and how to retain women in technology roles

Nominate someone you know for a Most Influential Women in Health IT Award.

This awards program recognizes prominent women at all stages of their health IT careers. Awards will be presented to women who:

  • Demonstrate ongoing commitment to harnessing the power of IT to positively transform health and healthcare
  • Demonstrate active leadership of the effective use of IT in support of the strategic initiatives of their organizations
  • Drive innovative, out-of-the-box thinking about health IT by an entity, community or population
  • Represent the highest standards of leadership
  • Are respected and recognized as role models to peers and the field

The call for nominations runs August 1 through October 17, 2016.

Nominate yourself or another female colleague today

New Research

Longitudinal Gender Compensation Assessment

Leveraging nine years of data (2006 to 2015) from the biennial HIMSS Compensation survey reveals that on average, female HIT workers in the United States have consistently been paid less than their male peers.


New STEPS to Value Episode: HIMSS August Update-Women in Health IT & LTPAC Trends 

In this episode, we find out more about the HIMSS Women in Health IT initiatives from Carla Smith, EVP at HIMSS and gain a perspective on trends in the long-term, post-acute care (LTPAC) marketplace from Lorren Pettit, VP, HIS at HIMSS.

Listen to STEPS to Value Season 2, Episode Two: HIMSS August Update-Women in Health IT & LTPAC Trends

Upcoming Events

Be part of virtual and face-to-face meetings with a powerful gathering of women innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs.  

Successful Transformation of Health IT in Florida - Central North Florida Chapter of HIMSS
September 29, 2016 11:45 am - 3:30 pm EST
South University - Tampa, FL

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Join the Conversation

Catch up on what influential and engaged women in health IT are up to  – visit the Women in Health IT page in Healthcare IT News or opt-in to the free monthly e-newsletter.


Please email Carrie Subelsky  to join the Women in Health IT Roundtable or for more information.