Women In Health IT

Marian J. Ball, senior adviser at IBM Research, accepts a Most Influential Women in Health IT Award at HIMSS17.

By Bernie Monegain 04:59 am August 17, 2017
Nominations for the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards, will close on August 28 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
Dr. Brett Giroir
By Kaiser Health News 01:09 pm August 10, 2017
The Texas physician is the president’s choice for assistant secretary of health but Senate Democrats say Giroir’s testimony left them skeptical that he would support women’s health programs.
women doctor burnout

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Scott Johnson

By Jessica Davis 10:38 am August 08, 2017
As more women enroll in medical school, hospitals should be adding diversity to have a positive impact on physician engagement, quality of care, performance and workplace culture, researchers said.
Google gender gap

Google fired the software engineer who published a 10-page anti-diversity document.

By Bernie Monegain 03:47 pm August 07, 2017
Contentious memo by a Google engineer comes as industries – including health IT – are trying to improve on salary inequity and other gender inequalities.
Patricia Horoho

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Patricia Horoho

By Bernie Monegain 12:45 pm August 07, 2017
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General, Patricia Horoho, has joined Optum to lead the company’s efforts to deliver information technology-based support services to active duty military personnel, veterans and their families.

Kate Ryder founded Maven in 2015. Today, the startup is growing and gaining ground with its digital platform.

By Bernie Monegain 08:21 am August 07, 2017
With a $10.8M Series A financing, the New York-based startup Maven launched by CEO Kate Ryder, is poised to boost women's health and help companies across the country bring better maternity and family benefits to working parents.
girls in computer science
By Jessica Davis 11:03 am August 04, 2017
Minority enrollment nearly tripled this year, as well, and the two groups could help fill the health IT and cybersecurity staffing gaps.
By Bernie Monegain 05:09 pm July 24, 2017
A United Nations political forum finds measurable ways technology can play a role in parity.
women in coding

Code.org is growing opportunities for women and girls, men and boys to code. Photo courtesy of Code.org

By Bernie Monegain 12:44 pm July 24, 2017
The number of female students taking Advance Placement Computer Science Exam has grown by 135 percent since 2016.
legislation to support programs to teach coding for girls

Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, and Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, have submitted a  bill that would help young girls interested in technology careers a push.

 

By Bernie Monegain 07:51 am July 24, 2017
The proposed bill can help close the tech gender gap and has support from ranking Democrat from the House's Science, Space and Tech committee.

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