The Friday Five – HIT Women at #HIMSS17
This year was big for women at HIMSS. The agenda was packed with events, sessions, luncheons, meetups, dinners and award ceremonies all centered around women and their knowledge, achievements, disruption and awards in health IT. This week’s Friday Five focuses on some of the best of the best women in HIT that could be found around HIMSS17 kicking off the keynote, participating in discussions, giving advice on panels, running the show during a session or two and winning honors and awards.
Marion J. Ball
Marion J. Ball (@mjbTIGER), dubbed the “mother of medical informatics” in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, was one of seven inaugural recipients of the Most Influential Women in Health IT Award, given this week at The HIMSS Awards Gala. She has truly been a pioneer, achieving success in the IT field beginning in the 1960s, as a woman in a male-dominated field that was just beginning to take shape. Ball has served on the HIMSS Board twice, first from 1992 to 1995, and again in the 2000s; she served as vice chair for the HIMSS Board in 2007.
Deanna L. Wise
Deanna Wise, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Dignity Health (@DignityHealth), has been in the information technology field since 1989 and healthcare IT since 1994. She has led the Information Technology due diligence for numerous hospitals and hospital network acquisitions. Wise has a deep understanding and vast experience in the development and maintenance of industry-leading clinical IT systems. She plays a key role in Dignity Health’s Horizon 2020 goals of competing in a reformed healthcare system that includes industry-leading clinical information technology. Wise co-presented Still Afraid of the Cloud? A CIO’S Journey at HIMSS17 this past week.
Christina Galanis is the President and CEO of HealthlinkNY (@HealthlinkNY) a not for profit in New York State which began as Southern Tier HealthLink in 2005 with Ms. Galanis as the Executive Director. In 2014 Ms. Galanis identified the opportunity for a merger between STHL and the Hudson Valley based Health Information Exchange, Taconic Health Information Network and Community, and worked with both boards and staff to assess the strategic value of merging the two entities, resulting in the formation of HealthlinkNY in 2015. She is responsible for the overall administration, general management, business affairs, governance, as well as the growth and operations of HealthlinkNY. Ms. Galanis presented, Real vs. Perceieved Views on Health Information Exchange Organizations – an HIE Multi-Stakeholder Panel at HIMSS17 along with a few of our station faves Mariann Yeager (@sequoiaproject) and Jitin Asnaani (@jitin).
Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM (@IBM), is scheduled to give the Monday morning keynote address at HIMSS17. Mrs. Rometty was appointed President and CEO effective January 1, 2012. She became Chairman of the Board of Directors on October 1, 2012. Ginni Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as senior vice president and group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy. Mrs. Rometty has been named in Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for ten consecutive years, ranking #1 in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Mrs. Rometty gave the opening keynote address this year at HIMSS17. Check it out:
— IBM (@IBM) February 21, 2017
Denise W. Hines
Dr. Denise W. Hines heads eHealth Services Group and also serves as the Executive Director of the Georgia Health Information Network (@GeorgiaHIE). Dr. Hines has more than two decades of healthcare experience in a variety of settings, including health systems, physician offices, home health, technology vendors, consulting, state government and revenue management. She is renowned for building service and results-oriented organizations and she possesses a passion for the widespread integration of technology and healthcare. Dr. Hines co-presented Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Lessons Learned for Aspiring Female Executives at HIMSS17.
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