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.
Women in Health IT Mentor Meetup at the Connected Health Conference
October 17 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Women Transforming Industries: Women's Health
October 22 | 11:30 AM - 4:45 PM
New York, NY
Women in Health IT Networking Reception at HIMSS20
March 10 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Foggy Landscapes: From Patient to Consumer
Lygeia Ricciardi, a recipient of the 2019 Most Influential Women in Health IT Award,explores the changing relationship doctors, patients and consumers
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Driving Venture Success through Diversity
Lisa Suennen discusses the balance between success and failure for healthcare and technology start-ups.
Consumer Behavior and Technology: A Recipe for Healthcare Revolution
Lisa Stump, a recipient of 2017 Most Influential Woman in Health IT Award, shares her experience steering an organization through the current mobile revolution.
Healthcare Consumerism's Impact on the Clinical Experience
Ann O'Brien, a recipient of the 2018 Most Influential Woman in HIT award, discusses the impact healthcare consumerism has on clinician burnout, the promise and the present of Big Data in healthcare, and what it was like to first encounter and interact with an EHR system.
The Value of Transforming Data into Impact
Jessica Kahn, one of HIMSS' 2018 Most Influential Woman in HIT award recipient, discusses consensus-driven outcomes and data's powerful impact on how patients and providers experience their healthcare.
The Value of Evolving From Health Care to Life Care
Judy Murphy, one of HIMSS' 2018 Most Influential Woman in HIT award recipient, talks about the transformation patients and providers are experiencing from the population health perspective.
Leading Through Times of Change
Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, one of HIMSS’ 2018 Most Influential Woman in HIT award recipient, discusses the change management proccesses.
The Value of Speaking Up
Christina Caraballo, one of HIMSS' 2017 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.
The Value of Speaking a Common Language
Marion Ball, one of HIMSS’ 2017 Most Influential Woman in HIT award recipient, discusses the common language needs of clinicians, patients and developers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women who are making a difference in the field of health information and technology tell their story to help us all empower and enable success for more women in health and healthcare.
The HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards are inclusive of all women of influence in all health and healthcare fields, regardless of where they may be in their career stage. Applicants may nominate themselves or someone they know. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Recognize the accomplishments of an outstanding woman by nominating her for the one award that celebrates her strong commitment to health information and technology. Nominations are currently closed.
2018 HIMSS U.S. Compensation Survey and Salary Calculator
Get powerful compensation benchmarking information with the HIMSS Salary Calculator. Based on the data collected from the 2018 HIMSS U.S. Compensation Survey, the HIMSS Salary Calculator provides health information technology (IT) professionals with a tool to compare salaries with their peers using a select number of fields.
2018 HIMSS U.S. Leadership and Workforce Survey
HIMSS is proud to announce an innovation in the release of our annual Compensation Survey: for the first time in our 12 years of study, we are reporting findings based upon race. An important barometer of compensation-related knowledge and trends, our 2018 findings are particularly resonant as gender equity issues dominate U.S. conversations.
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.
HIMSS members are now eligible for a 10% discount for a mentoring service called CSweetener. Learn more about how to get started making connections with experienced healthcare leaders.
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 IT eMentor.
Healthcare Industry Innovators Embracing Healthy Disruption
Industry trailblazers discuss how they innovate to improve the healthcare industry.
Interoperability and the Women Leading the Digital Transformation
Meet the women who are leading strategy and solutions discussions to accelerate digital transformation and interoperability.
Meet the recipients who play an integral role in making the health information and technology workforce a better place.
Everyone Needs a Mentor #DayOfTheGirl
Everyone can benefit from a mentor. A mentor is on your side, in your camp and in your corner.
Citzen Engagement and Healthcare's Transformation to Life-Based Care
Patients must engae with the healthcare system to make the best decisoin for the health
Women in Health IT Can Unleash a Huge Advantage
Cathie Brown discusses how to unleash the "diversity and inclusion advantage"
HIMSS EVP Carla Smith & 30 HIMSS Members Recognized as 2018 Most Powerful Women in HIT
Recipients were awarded in 3 catergories, due to their focus on mentoring other females and elevating the status of women in the profession.
Recogniznig Equal Pay Day: 5 Highlights from the 2018 HIMSS U.S. Compensation Survey
Results show that women and women of color are still in need of equal opportunities at work
Running With It: My Journey to Becoming a Health IT Influencer
Judy Murphy discusses the importance of mentoring and engaging with your profession outside of work
Opportunities to Address Pay Disparities Highlighted in 2018 HIMSS Compensation Survey
Compensation findings now include disparties across gender and race
International Women's Day 2018: HIMSS Joins the Conversation to #PressforProgress
Carla Smith reviews compensation survey findings and efforts to reach gender equality
Neverless She Will Persist in Closing the Health IT Wage Gap
Jenn Dennard of #HealthITChicks discusses opportunites to close the wage gap at HIMSS18
Your Peer Network: A Critical Investment
Adrianne Boylen details how to develop and strengthen your network
Working to Make Your Dreams Come True
Diane Carr provides insights on how overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunities available to you
Meet the 2017 Most Influential Women in Health IT Awardees
HIMSS announces the 2017 Most Influential Women in Health IT Awardees
2017 #WomeninHIT Alumni Share Their Secrets to Success
Explore careeer insights from influential Women in Health IT.
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.
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HIMSS Women in Health IT initiative is inclusive to all people and welcomes attendees of all gender identities. The intent of Women in Health IT events is to form a welcoming community of all those who empower, support and advance women while addressing the gender gap in health information and technology.