Only 22 percent of young women name technology as one of their favorite subjects in school, compared to 46 percent of boys.

August 22, 2017
Although children between the ages of 11 and 14 years old demonstrate a high level of interest and skills in STEM ­– science, technology, engineering and math – their interest dwindles as they get older, according to new research from Randstad, a global human resources firm.

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

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

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.

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.
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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.
July 24, 2017
A United Nations political forum finds measurable ways technology can play a role in parity.
women in coding is growing opportunities for women and girls, men and boys to code. Photo courtesy of

July 24, 2017
The number of female students taking Advance Placement Computer Science Exam has grown by 135 percent since 2016.

Dr. Sharmila Anand, seated at right, works in Thirukalukundram, a village two hours away from the nearest city in the south of India. She is one of three women in healthcare featured in a documentary produced by GE Healthcare.

July 24, 2017
The film highlights three of many untold stories about women working in healthcare around the world.

Décoste learned computer programming using a library book as guide.

July 24, 2017
Software engineer Rachel Décoste is a self-taught coder passionate about diversity in STEM.

MGMA President and CEO Halee Fischer-Wright, MD

July 11, 2017
The CEO of Medical Group Management Association discusses technology, disparity in the workplace  – and more.

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