Christina Caraballo writes about what it means to her to have received a HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award at HIMSS17

“Overall, women have made great strides in the workforce, but the reality is there are still gaps and room for improvement. Lately, however, there has been a welcome shift,” Christina Caraballo, senior healthcare strategist at Get Real Health, writes in a recent blog.

April 04, 2017

'My leadership team has been very open to the changes.'

April 11, 2017
New and unexpected opportunities can be just around the corner.

Sue Schade considers the healthcare lessons gleaned from her pets.

March 28, 2017
We have two little dogs. Pepe is a 10-year old Shih Tzu/poodle and Coco is an 8-year old Shih Tzu /Bichon.  Pepe had been getting frailer and weaker throughout the Fall months. We thought this might be her last year with us. But her blood work in November showed that she has a thyroid problem. She...

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, healthcare economist

March 28, 2017
The remedy is in better design.
open office space IT

'Technology is great for closing the distance but I can’t say enough positive about being in the same location and making the most of face-to-face opportunities every day.'

 

March 21, 2017
The approach opens endless possibilities for checking in, follow-up and teamwork. Yet there is still a lot to be said about face-to-face meetings. 

You’re on a honeymoon. It will be measured in days or weeks but usually not months.

March 13, 2017
Remember those first few days on a new job? You were officially on-boarded, and signed a lot of forms. You learned all the basic processes and policies that new employees need to know. And you got the big picture of the organization’s mission, vision, values and culture. Your head is...

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, healthcare economist

March 13, 2017
It’s generally thought that healthy people are more health-engaged than people diagnosed with medical issues. But that’s old health school thinking: most health consumers managing chronic conditions say they’ve become more engaged with healthcare over the past two years, according...

'When we encourage and develop women, we help everyone.'

March 07, 2017
It is the beginning of National Women’s History Month. It has been celebrated since 1987 but has its roots in International Women’s Day (March 8th) which started in 1911. The National Women’s History Month was first declared by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. This year’s theme is “Honoring...
Lygeia Ricciardi social media
March 06, 2017
Lygeia Ricciardi's advice for leadership, and social media, in a time of political uncertainty around the Affordable Care Act and the fate of health reform in America. 

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, healthcare economist

February 27, 2017
Results of two polls published in the past week, from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Pew Research Center, demonstrate growing support for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The...
Regina Holliday

Regina Holliday, founder of the Walking Gallery and the Medical Advocacy Mural Project.

February 27, 2017
When I was a child we looked forward to our birthdays with joy and trepidation.  Yes, we would get a few presents, a birthday cake and for a few very fortunate children there would be a birthday party to attend. But we would dread school on our birthdays.    Back then there were birthday spankings...

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Editor-At-Large, Healthcare IT News

Bernie Monegain is Editor-At-Large for Healthcare IT News and Women in Health IT.

Executive Vice President, HIMSS

Carla Smith is Executive Vice President of HIMSS. Smith leads HIMSS’s cause-based association. Focused primarily on the US and Canada, Smith leverages her extensive experience in nonprofit management to ensure HIMSS’s ability to achieve its mission and maintain its financial health.

Founding Artist, The Walking Gallery

@ReginaHolliday Regina Holliday is a patient rights activist and artist. After spending 16 years working in retail management and six years teaching art, Regina began painting a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/

Principal, StarBridge Advisors

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Sue Schade, MBA, LCHIME, FCHIME, FHIMSS, is a nationally recognized health IT leader. She recently launched a new healthcare IT advisory firm, StarBridge Advisors, with two colleagues, David Muntz and Russ Rudish.

Founder, #HealthITChicks

@JennDennard Jennifer is the founder of the #healthITchicks community, which seeks to grow awareness of gender-related issues in the workplace within the healthcare IT industry.

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Katie Matlack covers medical software and HIT news for Software Advice. View Katie's blog at http://feministing.com