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Recognizing the Impressive Most Influential Women in Health IT

Seven women from across the globe will be honored at HIMSS17 with the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award. This award recognizes women at all stages of their careers, a unique qualifier for this honor that brings together these leaders whose health IT experience and expertise spans from less than 10 years to more than four decades.

The recipients include the following women.

Shareefa Al abulmonem, MSc CPHIMS
Head of eServices
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Senior Advisor, IBM-Center for Computational Health, USA
Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University

Rachelle Blake, PA, MHA
CEO, President, and Managing Director
Omni Med Solutions, Germany    

Omni Micro/ Omni Med Solutions, Inc. (US)

Christina Caraballo, MBA
Senior Healthcare Strategist
Get Real Health, USA

Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., MPH, MSc
Acting Assistant Secretary of Health
US Department of Health and Human Services

Karen Guice, M.D., M.P.P.
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
US Department of Defense, USA

Lisa Stump, MS, RPh, FASHP
SVP and Chief Information Officer
Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine, USA

Learn why HIMSS’s Most Influential Women in Health IT Are Most Impressive in a blog post from Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, executive vice president, HIMSS North America.


Be part of the celebration on Monday, Feb. 20:  Join conference colleagues at one of the most popular gatherings at the conference, the Women in Health IT Networking Reception, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Blue Martini Lounge at Point Orlando.

Then, be part of the first Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards Dinner, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Itta Bena restaurant, also in Point Orlando. Both events require a separate fee with savings for attendees who attend both.


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Joyce Lofstrom


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