Women in Health IT

Rachelle Blake, president and CEO of Omni Micro and Omni Med Solutions

April 27, 2017
In this podcast, Rod Piechowski, senior director, Health Information Systems at HIMSS, interviews Rachelle Blake, president and CEO of Omni Micro and Omni Med Solutions and the recipient of an inaugural HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award, which she received at HIMSS17.
women in cybersecurity workforce
April 25, 2017
"The stagnation of women’s participation in the workforce is noteworthy because the workforce gap continues to grow," according to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study.

President Donald J. Trump is disappointing some of his women supporters.  Gage Skidmore photo

April 25, 2017
Women in battleground states who voted for President Donald Trump are becoming increasingly disenchanted about the border wall and cuts to after-school programs.

NSA summer program aims to draw future cybersecurity professionals into STEM careers.

April 23, 2017
Free to students and teachers K-12, the program hopes to improve teaching methods for computer science curricula.
Anne Wojcicki CEO 23andMe

23andMe CEO and Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki

April 23, 2017
This approval is expected to open the floodgates for more direct-to-consumer tests for disease risks.
women in technology

The gender gap in STEM fields has widened since the 1980’s, when 37 percent of all computer science graduates in the U.S. were women. Today, that number is a mere 18 percent, according to a new IBM study. Photo courtesy of IBM.

April 19, 2017
IBM partnered with Boston College Center of Work & Family on research to highlight IBM’s longstanding pro-women perspective.

Hillary Clinton addresses the 2017 Professional BusinessWomen of California Confence in San Francisco on March 28. YouTube

April 10, 2017
Hillary Clinton came out of the woods and onto the stage at the 2017 Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference in San Francisco on March 28.
Trump eliminates Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order

Photo via @Twitter

April 09, 2017
President Donald Trump signed an executive order that revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Worklplaces order put in place by his predecessor former President Barack Obama.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Women in the World Summit

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the audience April 6 at the Women in the World Summit in New York City.

April 09, 2017
Trudeau, a self-proclaimed feminist, on working with President Trump, de-stigmatizing mental health and appointing women to corporate boards to improve decision-making.

HIMSS North America Executive Vice President Carla Smith

April 06, 2017
A recognized healthcare executive and thought leader who leads HIMSS North America, Executive Vice President Carla Smith, has been named as one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT by Health Data Management.

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Featured Contributors

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

@sgschade
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.