More highlights from the Most Powerful Women In Healthcare IT

Second annual event hosted by HDM discusses key IT issues, such as change management and care for the underserved.

Top women leaders in HIT honored in Boston

Health Data Management held its second annual event honoring the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT on Wednesday, May 17 in Boston. The program recognizes top contributors to health information technology in three categories—healthcare IT executives and CIOs; thought leaders; and HIT vendor executives. Here are more of the activities that took place at the event.

Panel on women in healthcare IT leadership

A panel of honorees from the 2017 class of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT discusses the potential for women to boost the ranks of women in HIT leadership positions.

The need for women in STEM roles

Greg Slabodkin, managing editor of Health Data Management, offered introductory remarks on the work that still needs to be done to encourage women to enter careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Support for better opportunities for women

Jamie Nelson, senior vice president and CIO at Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses way to increase opportunities for women in HIT leadership, while Lauren O’Donnell, global vice president of IBM Watson Health, looks on.

Challenges of connected health

Healthcare organizations, and their staffs, are being challenged by the rapid pace of technology used to support connected health initiatives, says Esther Sim, entity information officer of ambulatory practices at Penn Medicine.

Digital health opportunities

Lindy Benton, CEO and president of Vyne, describes some of the untapped potential for technology in improving patient care, observed by panelists Rebecca Kaul, chief innovation officer of MD Anderson and Lisa Pettigrew, general manager, of DXC Technology.

Managing the pace of change

Gina Altieri, senior vice president and chief of strategy integration at Nemours Children’s Health System, describes the ways in which IT adoption were managed by the healthcare system as it advanced the use of technology in care delivery.

Challenges of healthcare for the underserved

Jacquelyn Hunt, chief population health officer for Enli Health Intelligence, has the microphone in discussing ways in which technology can support care delivery for the poor.

Control of change management

In many hospitals and practices, the joy of nurses and physicians practicing medicine is dropping, and the implementation of information technology has done little to stem the tide, says Liz Boehm, research director at Experience Innovation Network.

Creativity in care for the disadvantaged

IT and a variety of creative approaches can improve care for the underserved, says Helen Figge, SVP of global strategies and development for Lumiradx USA, during a panel discussion on using innovation in healthcare to address the needs of the underserved.

Closing reception

After the conclusion of the formal program for the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT, attendees had time to continue networking and making contacts at a closing reception for the event.

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