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.
Career Math: How Mentorship + Networking + Visibility = Career Growth for Senior Women in Healthcare
January 31, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT
At the senior level, female executives may already have a mentor or mentors in place and feel their existing mentor is effective for them. Or maybe they think their time is better spent working on the business than investing in building a strong network, or speaking at industry conferences and events. But in reality, not investing in mentorship, networking and visibility can be limiting for career opportunities. Lisa Suennen, co-founder of CSweetener, a not-for-profit dedicated to propelling senior women in healthcare forward + into the C-Suite, explores how Mentorship, Networking + Visibility not only brings new and different perspectives and fresh thinking, it creates value and strengthens one's personal brand, and also opens the door for new opportunities.
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.
HIMSS19 Women in Health IT Events
#WomeninHIT Meetup - Changing the Scales to #BalanceforBetter
Tuesday, February 12 | 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm | HIMSS Spot, Lobby C
- Women in Health IT gather to discuss the status of gender balance around the world and what can be done to support gender equality. Join #WomeninHIT for an interactive discussion on how to best celebrate the achievements of women and how to change the scales to #BalanceforBetter.
- Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Health Economist/Advisor, Think-Health; Health Populi Blog
- Janae Sharp, Founder, Sharp Index
- Lygeia Ricciardi, Chief Transformation Officer, Carium
- Geeta Nayyar, Chief Healthcare and Innovation Officer, Femwell Group Health
- Tamara StClaire, SVP, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, GuideWell
Tuesday, February 12 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Hyatt – Regency P
Join the industry’s most powerful gathering of women innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs transforming health through technology today. Share stories, recognize and celebrate your peers – form valuable connections that will last a lifetime.
Thursday, February 14 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am | Orange County Convention Center 209B
Meet with 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.
- Thursday, February 14 | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Interoperability Showcase
- HIMSS is working to increase diversity in digital health by creating several programs to encourage women to consider careers in the field. Join this moderated roundtable as we meet with HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT awardees & interoperability trailblazers to discuss the technical side of the healthcare infrastructure equation and how interoperability initiatives will benefit from a more diversified workforce.
- Speakers: Christina Caraballo, Judy Murphy, Didi Davis
Moderator: Christel Anderson
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 experiencign 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.
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 Information and Technology eMentor.
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.
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.
Join the Conversation
Please email Carrie Subelsky to join the Women in Health Information and Technology Roundtable or for more information.