Iris P. Frye, MS. MBA, PMP, CPHIMS


Rachelle Blake, PA, MHA


To advance knowledge and decrease disparities within the African-American community utilizing health information technology in the delivery of healthcare, EHR adoption and patient engagement.


To build a foundation within healthcare information technology through tools and resources that will support improving the patient experience, the quality of care, and the health of the African-American population, along with reducing the costs of health care.


  1. To inspire lifelong learning;
  2. To advance knowledge of Health IT;
  3. To strengthen the African-American community within HIMSS;
  4. To bridge the gaps between Health IT and the African-American communities to enhance clinical quality outcomes

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Health Information Technology to Transform Care in Multicultural Communities

Dr. Garth Graham, MD, MPH, President of the Aetna Foundation addresses the digital divide and how health IT can make a difference in underserved populations in the latest Physician Community Podcast. Listen Now>