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HIMSS EVP Carla Smith Recognized for Health IT Achievements

Carla Smith selected as one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT by Health Data Management

CHICAGO (April 5, 2017) – A recognized healthcare executive and thought leader who leads HIMSS North America, Executive Vice President Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, has been named as one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT by Health Data Management.

She joins a total of 75 female health IT leaders who appear on this list in three categories:

• Healthcare IT executives working at healthcare provider organizations
• Healthcare IT thought leaders
• Healthcare IT vendor executives

Smith is recognized in the “HIT Thought Leaders” category with 24 women who were selected for the award in this same area.

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized with this award. I work with many people, including women also named to this list, who share my same passion to improve health with the best use of IT. Each day, I strive to ensure that the right information is available to the right people, so they can make the right health and healthcare decisions,” said Smith.

Carla Smith joined HIMSS in 2001 and leads the North American business unit for the organization. She leverages her extensive experience in nonprofit management to achieve HIMSS’s mission and maintain its financial health, primarily within the United States and Canada.

She will be recognized in May during a day-long event in Boston for all recipients of the award. Smith also received a similar recognition in 2015 from Fierce Healthcare.

Join us in congratulating Carla!