women in health IT leaders
January 04, 2018
Consumerism. Patient safety. Privacy and security and enforcement and an increase in cyberattacks will be top of mind in the next twelve months.
American Health Information Management Association president Diann Smith

Diann Smith is the new American Health Information Management Association president.

January 02, 2018
Diann Smith of Texas Health Resources takes the post as the American Health Information Management Association also elected several other new officials.
prenatal app
December 27, 2017
The hospital also added the BabyScripts Medicaid experience tool for women’s health.

The Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s raised $1 million dollars for hospital tech in the Florida 14-hospital BayCare Health System. Credit: St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation

December 27, 2017
The funds raised by the Florida foundation were used to purchase a 3D pediatric and adult echocardiography unit and endoscopic tower.
gender inequality in technology

The Internet Governance Forum held in Geneva, Switzerland, on Dec. 20. Credit: Twitter

December 27, 2017
There are big opportunities for hospitals and other organizations to use information and communication tech to enable economic empowerment for women.
December 21, 2017
Judy Faulkner, Pamela Arora, Ellen Pao and many other women in tech, rose above the challenges in 2017 to find success.
Women medical school enrollment

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine building in Maryland.

December 21, 2017
Females represented more than half of 2017’s enrollees, which might not translate to more health IT leaders yet – but it will mean more women involved in other critical hospital leadership roles.
value-based healthcare

“In the coming years… I believe we’ll see a strong consumer adoption for health-related products that consumers pay for out of their pocket to give them something to improve their health.” – Star Cunningham

December 12, 2017
The 4D Healthware founder says consumer tech will be central to improving the care of patients and bending cost curve.

Tejal Gandhi talks about keeping patients safe in May 2017. Credit: YouTube

December 12, 2017
The IHI Chief Clinical and Safety Officer discusses what it takes to improve patient safety issues plaguing hospitals today. 
Women in Health IT happenings at HIMSS18
December 12, 2017
More networking, more sessions, more learning, more ideas are on tap for the upcoming conference.

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