Women in Health Information and Technology Roundtable

In our mission to improve health through the best use of information and technology, HIMSS is committed to advancing the careers of high-performing professionals. Join us in addressing the gender gap in health information and technology, 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 our field.

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Webinars

Navigating HIMSS18 as Women in Health Information and Technology
January 26, 2018 | 11:00am - 12:00pm ET

Join HIMSS to find out more about HIMSS18 networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as get introduced to the 2017 Most Influential Women in Health Information and Technology award recipients. With 45,000+ attendees and 300+ educational events it can be difficult to navigate HIMSS Annual Conference. Speakers will share insights on how to get the most out of HIMSS18 while participating in Women in Health Information and Technology activities throughout the week.

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View archives of our webinar series on the Women in Health IT Channel in the HIMSS Learning Center where we 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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Events

#HealthITChicks Twitter Chat with Alicia Williams
December 13 | 1:00pm ET

HIMSS18 Women in Health IT Networking Reception
Wednesday, March 7 | 6:30 - 8:00pm PST | Palazzo Pool

Women in Health IT Mentor Meetup
Thursday, March 8 | 9:30 – 10:30am PST | Lido 3104

Women in Health IT - There Are No Limits
Friday, April 20 | Jacksonville, FL

Podcasts

The Value of Speaking Up
Christina Caraballo, one of HIMSS' 2016 Most Influential Woman in HIT award recipient, talks about the power of starting change and the impact each of us can have on our world. 

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The Value of Speaking a Common Language

Marion Ball, one of HIMSS’ 2016 Most Influential Woman in HIT award recipient, discusses the common language needs of clinicians, patients and developers.

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Driving Health IT Value Across the Globe

Rachelle Blake discusses the value of engagement with the complexities of this glorious system we call life, and of the systems we have built to sustain it.

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Medical Device Security in the Age of the "Internet of Things"

Cathy Petrozinno discusses the impact that connected health with have on medical device security.

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Health IT Public Policy: A Participatory Sport, Part 3 - Advocacy

Leslie Bruce focuses on how advocacy can impact the policy-making process and shares about her experiences mentoring future Health IT leaders.

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Health IT Public Policy: A Participatory Sport, Part 2 - Public Health

Gain an insider's view on the give-and-take between policy and public health with Nedra Garrett, she also shares her experiences as an Informaticist.

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STEPS to Value Episode: The Value of Health IT Policy

Explore the impact that governmental policy has on the health information technology industry with Dr. Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Acting Assistant Secretary and the former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Dr. DeSalvo also shares her own personal story and advice for women considering a career in the STEM fields as part of HIMSS’ Women in Health IT Initiative. 

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

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.

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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.

Mentoring

We Need Your Opinion

At HIMSS18, meet with influential women in health information and technology to increase your leadership opportunities and expand your knowledge. Engage in thought-provoking conversations that address not only gender-related challenges, but job-specific issues and career planning tips. Network with experienced executives, emerging leaders, and peers outside of your organization for diverse and innovative discussions. Share what topics you would like to discuss in a group mentoring session.

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Ask an eMentor

HIMSS Women in Health Information and Technology eMentors are nationally recognized professionals with years of healthcare technology career experience. These influential women are here to guide us on our journey, sharing valuable insights and experiences. Submit your question for a Women in Health Information and Technology eMentor.

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Blogs

Relationship Networking - Do It Your Way
Michelle Tillis Lederman discusses relationship networking, the feature topic of her webinar on November 15, 2017

HIMSS Welcomes Disruptive Women in Health Care to the Organization
Expanding the impact of the Women in Healt HIT initiative

How Our Culture of Inclusiveness Leads to Better Health
Together at HIMSS, we embrace the collaborative cause of achieving better health through the best use of information and technology.

2017 Influential Women in Health IT: The Future is Ours
Join Lisa Stump in creating positive outcomes for the future.

2017 Influential Women in Health IT: My Journey in Healthcare Transformation
Follow Christina Caraballo's journey to seize opportunities and make a difference in health IT

2017 Influential Women in Health IT: How I Advanced in My Profession
Marion Ball reflects on a career full of accomplishments and additions to the sector

Nominations Open: HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards
We are welcoming nominations for the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards through August 28, 2017 for women at all stages of their career trajectory.

Making My Mark as a Nurse Outside the Bedside Setting
“Don’t you like nursing?” I got this question often from other nurses when I was working as an inpatient RN and had recently dropped to part time to take an internship in Health IT.

The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT for 2017
Congratulations to Carla Smith - Named as one of the top 75 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT

Success is About Scaling the Wall in Front of You
How one of the Most Influential Women in Health IT Recipient's tackles obstacles

HIMSS's Most Influential Women in Health IT Are Most Impressive
Announcing the seven recipients of the inaugural Most Influential Women in Health IT Award

Women in Health Tech: Promoting a culture of equality
How one organization ensures equal opportunties for advancement

#WomenInHIT: Four Steps to Achieve Gender Equity 
To significantly improve quality and outcomes in healthcare, we must eliminate gender-based disparities.

#WomenInHIT: “Going for the Gold”
When powerful women help and support women everyone wins! Surrounding yourself with the best people doesn’t make you look worse by comparison...it makes you look better. 

The Gender Pay Gap in Health IT Is Real
Our findings show that, on average, women health IT workers have consistently been paid less than their male peers.  Moreover, the evidence suggests the gap between male and female compensation rates has widened in the past decade.

Why Gender-Based Pay Gaps Exist
A highlight of the challenges (and opportunities) ahead in our journey toward pay equity.

Collaborators

HIMSS Women in Health IT Roundtable partners with collaborating organizations to offer opportunities to engage, empower, and collaborate with women making a difference in health IT.

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Join the Conversation

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

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

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