Women In Health IT

Digital health startups see boost in gender parity while challenges persist

HIMSS hosts its own annual roundtable discussions about women in HIT leadership roles.

By Bernie Monegain 01:46 pm May 18, 2018
Health IT leaders applaud advances for women in leadership, but say there’s plenty of room for progress.
Paula Pasquinelli on women in health IT
By Jessica Davis 03:27 pm May 08, 2018
Women have long been the "backbone of healthcare," and it's time for them to "confidently insist on getting what is deservedly theirs," says Paula Pasquinelli.
US Representative Maxine Waters and Congressional Black Caucus

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters of California is pushing for qualified women and minority candidates to serve in tech industry's boards. Credit: Rich Fury, Getty Images for Human Rights Campaign

By Bernie Monegain 03:14 pm May 08, 2018
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with the tech sector to talk about the industry's diversity problems.
women CIOs
By Jessica Davis 01:41 pm April 24, 2018
Quest CIO Lidia Fonseca explains that by working with customers, technology vendors can better anticipate the needs of customers and design more effective products.
Telehealth for women in rural Nepal

Women at a health clinic in Ramechhap, Nepal. Credit: Getty Images

By Bernie Monegain 12:02 pm April 24, 2018
Mobile phone or videoconferencing tools enabling women and girls to see doctors via virtual consults shines a light on gender dynamics of information and communication technologies for healthcare.
Trump censored LGBT health information

Senator Dianne Feinstein, along with Senators Tammy Baldwin and Patty Murray, sent President Trump a letter about their concerns about health information omissions on government websites. Credit: C-span

By Bernie Monegain 08:35 am April 23, 2018
A letter signed by 19 U.S. Senators says that removing health and scientific data from various federal websites undermines access to evidence-based care resources.
women's health research ovarian cancer
By Bernie Monegain 12:03 pm April 16, 2018
Companies said the FDA-cleared technology will increase earlier diagnoses of the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women.
Equal Pay Day

Credit: Adam Berry, Getty Images

By Bernie Monegain 03:04 pm April 10, 2018
HIMSS latest compensation survey found that females are paid 18 percent less than males for the same or similar work responsibilities.
women in health IT #metoo
By Jessica Davis 08:43 am April 09, 2018
Strasburger & Price's Corinne Smith opens up about the #MeToo movement, and the need to address other issues still plaguing women in the workforce.
controlling clinical costs

Kim Ingram is the chief nursing officer at HealthEdge. Credit: HealthEdge

By Jessica Davis 01:10 pm March 27, 2018
As the healthcare model changes, data needs to be embedded into the plan or system to drive the clinical experience, Kim Ingram said.

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