Healthcare IT News Launches Women in Health IT Section

By Healthcare IT News
10:01 AM
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Dedicated to Empowering Women in HIT

PORTLAND, Maine, May 11, 2016 – Healthcare IT News, the industry’s authoritative source for health IT decision-makers, just launched the Women in Health IT section on HealthcareITNews.com—packed with news, interviews, videos, industry events and other valuable resources for women in health information technology. 

The Women in Health IT section provides stories of women who “broke the glass ceiling” in health IT and insights they learned along the way.  Despite accounting for nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women account for only 25% of senior health IT positions worldwide.1 The Women in Health IT section is dedicated to changing this by offering women lessons learned, resources and networking opportunities where women thought-leaders can share actionable insights into how they tackle the critical issues facing women in health IT and the importance of mentorship in one’s career trajectory.

“Women health IT professionals are over 50 percent of our Healthcare IT News’ readers, and we recognized that we need a place for women to access content instrumental for their careers and to celebrate women in health IT who have made tremendous advancements in transforming health and healthcare,” said Tom Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief for Healthcare IT News.

Upcoming Women in Health IT initiatives:

  • A monthly e-newsletter, featuring exclusive content and career resources dedicated to women
  • The Women in Health IT special supplement to the August issue of Healthcare IT News
  • HIMSS’ first annual Most Influential Women in Health IT awards program – kicking off Summer/Fall 2016
  • HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT awards ceremony at HIMSS17 in Orlando

Sign up for the monthly e-newsletter or visit HealthcareITNews.com/womeninhit for regular updates on the awards process and timeline.

ABOUT HIMSS:
HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health IT, so they have the right information at the point of decision. 

Through its health IT network of over 1 million experts, over 200 knowledge exchanges and collaborations, including 60,000-plus members, HIMSS drives innovative, forward thinking around best uses of technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care.
HIMSS is a not-for-profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia.

ABOUT HIMSS MEDIA
HIMSS Media is the fastest growing B2B media group focused exclusively on healthcare and technology markets. Through its suite of market-leading brands, such as Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance and MobiHealthNews, HIMSS Media delivers news, analysis and must-have information to an audience of senior healthcare and technology influencers. HIMSS Media is also the leading producer of important live events, such as the Privacy & Security Forum, Pop Health Forum, Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit and Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.

ABOUT HEALTHCARE IT NEWS
Healthcare IT News, a HIMSS Media publication, is the industry’s authoritative source covering the people, policy and technology driving next-generation healthcare in the U.S. For more than 12 years, it has been the leading voice of health IT, delivering strong and unbiased editorial insights on compelling topics such as electronic health records, health information exchange, privacy and security, data analytics, patient engagement, population health and revenue cycle management. Healthcare IT News’ audience spans across all media platforms and reaches some 54,100 qualified print subscribers and has more than 240,600 readers for print and digital products. For more information, visit HealthcareITNews.com.

Contact information:

Tom Sullivan
Editor-in-Chief
Healthcare IT News
Tom.Sullivan@himssmedia.com
(914) 282-8762

 

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