The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT for 2017

Health Data Management releases list of executives with the biggest impact in HIT.

A total of 75 leaders in healthcare information technology have been named to Health Data Management’s second annual list of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT.

To determine which executives to honor, HDM solicited nominations from its readers. HDM editors then submitted their own recommendations, based on their knowledge of the industry. The editorial staff then reviewed each candidates’ qualifications and decided on the final list.

The list is composed of women working in HIT within three categories:

• Healthcare IT executives working at healthcare provider organizations.
• Healthcare IT thought leaders.
• Healthcare IT vendor executives.

Honorees will be recognized May 17 at a daylong event, “The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT,” in Boston. More information on the event can be found here.

Additional stories and profiles of the honorees will be published in the next few weeks.

Here are the 2017 honorees for HDM’s Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT:

Hospital/healthcare CIOs and HIT executives
  • Mary Alice Annecharico, SVP/CIO, Henry Ford Health System
  • Pamela Arora, SVP/CIO, Children’s Health System of Texas
  • Kimberly Lynn Baker, director of analytics, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Angela Burgess, CIO, Randolph Hospital
  • Bobbie Byrne, EVP/Chief medical and quality officer, Edward Elmhurst Health
  • Mitzi Cardenas, SVP/CIO, Truman Medical Centers
  • Melinda Costin, SVP/CIO, JPS Health Network
  • Myra Davis, CIO, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Liz Devereux, IT director, infrastructure design and support, Banner Health
  • Nancy Evans, CIO (hospitals), Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Tina Esposito, vice president of the center for health information services, Advocate Health Care
  • Beth Grimes, director of enterprise analytics, Gwinnett Medical Center
  • Jessica Grosset, vice chair, department of IT, infrastructure and operations, Mayo Clinic
  • Donna Hart, CIO, Cook County Health & Hospitals System
  • Maia Hightower, chief medical information officer, The University of Iowa Health Care
  • Kyle Johnson, System VP/CIO, Eastern Maine HealthCare
  • Liz Johnson, CIO, acute care hospitals and applied clinical informatics, Tenet Healthcare
  • Rebecca Kaul, chief innovation officer, MD Anderson
  • Kara Marx, VP information services, Sharp HealthCare
  • Sheree McFarland, CIO, West Florida Division, HCA
  • Pamela McNutt, SVP/CIO, Methodist Health System
  • Theresa Meadows, SVP/CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System
  • Jamie Nelson, SVP/CIO, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Doris Peek, SVP/CIO, Broward Health
  • Jayashree Raman, SVP/CIO, Cooper University Health Care
  • Gabriela Ramirez-Garcia, corporate director of enterprise analytics, Orlando Health
  • Stephanie Reel, SVP/CIO and provost, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Donna Roach, CIO, Via Christi Health
  • Betty Jo Rocchio, VP, perioperative performance acceleration, Mercy
  • Pamela Saechow, VP of applications, NYC Health & Hospitals
  • Pat Skarulis, SVP information systems/CIO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Terri Steinberg, MD, CHIO, Christiana Care Health System
  • Carol Steltenkamp, MD, CMIO, University of Kentucky HealthCare
  • Joanne Sunquist, SVP/CIO, HealthEast Care System
  • Deanna Wise, EVP/CIO, Dignity Health

HIT Thought Leaders
  • Dana Alexander, executive director, EY
  • Dixie Baker, senior partner, Martin, Blanck and Associates
  • Marion Ball, senior advisor, IBM Center for Computational Health
  • Kelly Barnes, leader of the US health industries practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Mandi Bishop, CEO/co-founder, Aloha Health
  • Kate Borten, president and CEO, Marblehead Group
  • Jennifer Covich Bordenick, CEO, eHealth Initiatives
  • Halee Fischer-Wright, president and CEO, MGMA
  • Lynne Thomas Gordon, CEO, AHIMA
  • Rachel Hall, executive director of the US health advisory, EY
  • Gwendolyn Lohse, deputy director, CAQH
  • Janet Marchibroda, director of the health innovation initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Genevieve Morris, senior director of health IT policy, Audacious Inquiry
  • Margaret O’Kane, president, National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Meg Marshall, senior director of public policy, Cerner
  • Geeta Nayyar, MD, chief healthcare and innovation officer, Femwell Group Health
  • Lisa Pettigrew, general manager, healthcare and life sciences, DXC Technology
  • Robecca Quammen, CEO and founder, MyConsultQ
  • Sue Schade, principal, Starbridge Advisors
  • Vivian Singletary, director, Public Health Informatics Institute
  • Carla Smith, executive vice president, HIMSS
  • Lee Ann Stember, president, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
  • Sheri Stoltenberg, founder and CEO, Stoltenberg Consulting
  • Sasha TerMaat, chair, Electronic Health Records Association
  • Mariann Yeager, CEO, The Sequoia Project

HIT Vendor Executives
  • Amy Abernethy, chief medical officer, Flatiron Health
  • Susan Arthur, vice president of Americas Health, Life Sciences and Regulated Industries, DXC Technology
  • Lindy Benton, CEO and president, Vyne
  • Rebecca Cofinas, founder and CEO, AristaMD
  • Bridget Duffy, MD, chief medical officer, Vocera
  • Bettina Experton, founder and CEO, Humetrix
  • Judy Faulkner, CEO and founder, Epic
  • Helen Figge, senior vice president, global strategies and development, LumiraDx
  • Jacquelyn Hunt, chief population health officer, Enli Health Intelligence
  • Heidi Jannenga, co-founder/president, WebPT
  • Nora Lissy, director of healthcare information, Dimensional Insight
  • Mandy Long, vice president of product management, Modernizing Medicine
  • Sarah Muckler, director of business development, health partners, Microsoft
  • Lauren O’Donnell, global vice president, life sciences industry, IBM Watson Health
  • Helen Waters, executive vice president, Meditech

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