Carla Smith is Executive Vice President of HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using IT. Carla leads HIMSS’s North American business unit. In this capacity, Carla leverages her extensive experience in nonprofit management to achieve HIMSS’s mission and maintain its financial health, primarily within the United States and Canada. Carla has 30 years of experience in the information technology field, two-thirds of it focused on healthcare. She champions transformational innovations in the health sector, ensuring the right information is available to the right people at the right time to make the right health- and care-related decisions. Carla also holds an appointment to CMS’s Outreach and Education Federal Advisory Committee and Chairs the Advisory Board of the Global Center for Health Innovation.