HIMSS North American EVP Honored for Influence and Expertise in Health IT

Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, Executive Vice President, HIMSS North America, was named as one of the 10 most influential women in health IT by Fierce Health IT. (http://www.fiercehealthit.com/), a daily newsletter focused on health information technology.

Carla, as the other honorees, was selected with the help of reader nominations. She joins entrepreneurs and innovators, of which she is one, as well as providers, patient advocates and public officials.

As noted in the bio for Carla on the publication’s website, "In a male-led industry, Smith is an inspiration to women as a leader," HIMSS Director for Strategic Relationships Stephanie Denvir said. "Her passion for health IT is infectious."

Read more about Carla’s nomination.

USA Today – Special Insert on Health IT with Insights from Carla Smith
The weekend edition of USA Today, which will be available this weekend from Sept. 18-20, includes a promotional insert on health IT. Look on page 2 for commentary from Carla Smith, HIMSS North America Executive Vice President. Her article, “3 Ways Health IT Is Improving Our Lives,” highlights patient safety, mobile health and the patient-doctor relationship.

Other articles in the section from these authors:

  • Karen DeSalvo, MD - National Coordinator, Health Information Technology; Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services;
  • Russell Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO, CEO of CHIME;
  • Leslie Kadlec, MA, RHIA, Director, HIMS, AHIMA; and
  • Chris Boone, PhD, FACHE, CEO, Health Data Consortium
  • Matthew Crawford, Citrix

Pick up a copy this weekend to read Carla’s commentary as well as insights from leaders of the organizations noted above.

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