Carla Smith

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.

Meet the 2018 Most Influential Women in Health IT Awardees
By Carla Smith 12:23 pm January 16, 2018
These award recipients represent the highest standards of leadership and are respected and recognized as role models to peers in the field.These award recipients represent the highest standards of leadership and is respected and recognized as a role model to peers in the field.
National Health IT Week
By Carla Smith 12:56 pm September 26, 2017
Your voice helps accelerate the vision of better health through the best use of information and technology.

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

By Carla Smith 12:17 pm 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

An 8 percent pay gap means that over 41 years, a female health IT worker with a starting annual salary of $40k receiving consistent 3 percent annual merit increases will earn $273,748 less than her male peers!

By Carla Smith 04:18 pm August 01, 2016
HIMSS VP: Disparity between male and female compensation rates has widened in the past decade.

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