September 20, 2016
In the next few weeks, she will try to share  as much knowledge and insight as she can.

Diane M. Carr is deputy executive director of operations and CIO at Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital. She is a member of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors, and chair of the fiannce committee.


September 12, 2016
The findings of the HIMSS Longitudinal Gender Compensation Assessment report take direct aim at the claim that, in health IT, "You've come a long way." In truth, we need to take a systems...

Dana Alexander,

September 08, 2016
"You want the strongest, happiest, smartest people in your corner," according to Dana Alexander, former board chair, HIMSS North America.
September 06, 2016
I was fortunate to work with an excellent executive coach several years ago. He helped me gain new insight into who I am and how I lead. I am a much better leader as a result of our year-long work together. And I periodically reconnect with him now to bounce around ideas when going through major...
August 30, 2016
Some 18 percent of U.S. consumers use a wearable device, according to the 2016 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey. UPS researched tech-savvy shoppers with an eye to understanding where and how people buy stuff – and of...

HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith

August 24, 2016
Listen to HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith talk about what led to the launch of HIMSS and Healthcare IT News initiative for Women in Health IT. Smith also talks about plans going forward for this newly minted community.     Listen to more STEPS to Value interviews ...

HIMSS senior manager, health information systems Adam Bazer makes irrefutable argument for pay equity in health IT.

August 22, 2016
There are many pointed reasons why pay equity matters to Adam Bazer, a senior manager of health information systems at HIMSS.

'If knowledge truly precedes improvement, then it’s time to apply this knowledge on what we can do now to improve the situation.'

August 19, 2016
Since HIMSS’s July 27 2016 release of the longitudinal gender compensation study in which we reported on a widening pay gap between men and women health IT workers, I’ve published a blog on...

Walking Gallery artist and patient advocate Regina Holliday

August 17, 2016
On August 10, I was so excited to share that we had reached another milestone in the Walking Gallery. Five years into our patient rights movement we had reached 400 members!  I even shared the post that lists where everyone lives. I loved the picture blogger chose for the post. It was me and Jess...

Sue Schade is interim CIO at University Hospitals of Cleveland and founding advisor at Next Wave Advisors.

August 12, 2016
People often ask me how I find time to write a weekly blog with a big, busy CIO job. I tell them all the same thing – it’s a discipline. I try to start early in the week with an idea, draft it one night, come back to it the next...

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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.

Principal, StarBridge Advisors

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.