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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Relationship Networking: Building Personal Connections For Professional Results

November 15, 2017 | 11:00am – 12:00 pm CST

Have you ever had a conversation you wanted to follow up on but didn’t? Do you find yourself wishing you had a reason to get in touch with a colleague, customer, or old acquaintance? Follow-up is the foundation for building a thriving network and business.

Often we are too busy to focus on building and nurturing our relationships. Some of us may find follow-up awkward, uncomfortable, or even unwanted. Thus we find it difficult to move from one conversation to the next, to build upon the initial contact and turn it into a real relationship.

And even if you do this with ease, there are a variety of powerful approaches for increasing your contact with and the value you provide to your network. During this webinar, The 11 Laws of Likability’s author, Michelle Tillis Lederman will take you through tips and tactics that will help you convert your conversations into stronger and longer connections. At the end of the day it is the strength of your relationships that leads to your success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Move from first conversation to lasting connection
  • What to do before the first conversation ends
  • How to leverage technology and social media in simple ways to increase familiarity
  • Specific ways to increase your value to your network
  • How to ask for something to increase your results

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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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#healthITChicks twitter chat with @samia_harron

October 18, 2017 | 1:00pm ET

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National Association of Health Services Executives 2017 Women's Forum at NAHSE Annual Educational Conference
October 20, 2017 | 8:00am - 11:00am | San Antonio, TX

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SheLeadsTech Panel @ CSX Europe - "The Benefits of a Diverse Workforce"
October 31, 2017 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | London, UK

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

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The Value of Speaking a Common Language

Marion Ball, HIMSS’ 2016 Most Influential Woman in HIT award winner, 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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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.


We Need Your Opinion

At HIMSS18, meet with influential women in health IT 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 IT eMentors are nationally recognized health IT 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 IT eMentor.

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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.


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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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.

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