Health Data Management is announcing the 50 women selected for its 2018 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT recognition program.

Those selected for the awards fall into three categories: CIOs/HIT executives, thought leaders and HIT vendor executives. Honorees were selected from a field of candidates who were nominated by HIT executives in the industry or by HDM’s editors.

This is the third year that Health Data Management has sponsored its Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT recognition program. More information about the 2018 class of honorees will be released this month.

CIO/Hospital IT Executives

  • Pamela Arora, SVP/CIO, Children’s Health
  • Julie Berry, CIO, Steward Health Care
  • Linda Bund, CHIO, Veterans Health Administration
  • Bobby Byrne, MD, SVP/CIO, Advocate Healthcare
  • Myra Davis, SVP/ CIO, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Liz Devereux, director of enterprise virtual infrastructure, Banner Health
  • Dee Emon, VP/CIO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Tina Esposito, VP/information and technology innovation, Advocate Health
  • Liz Johnson, CIO, acute care hospitals and applied clinical informatics, Tenet Healthcare
  • Beverly Jordan, VP/chief clinical transformation office, Baptist Memorial Health Care
  • Rebecca Kaul, chief innovation officer, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Jennifer Liebermann, senior director, Garfield Health Care Innovation Center, ‎Kaiser Permanente
  • Sheree McFarland, CIO, HCA, West Florida Division
  • Pam McNutt, SVP/CIO, Methodist Health System
  • Theresa Meadows, SVP/CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System
  • Karen Murphy, EVP/chief innovation officer and founding director of the Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Geisinger
  • Jamie Nelson, SVP/ CIO, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Stephanie Reel, SVP/CIO and vice provost; assistant professor in the Division of Health Sciences Informatics, The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore
  • Betty Jo Rocchio, VP perioperative performance acceleration, Mercy
  • Pamela Saechow, associate CIO, Cleveland Clinic
  • Pat Skarulis, SVP/CIO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
  • Laura Smith, CIO, UnityPoint Health System
  • Teri Steinberg, MD, chief health information officer and VP/population health informatics, Christiana Care Health System
  • Lisa Stump, SVP/CIO, Yale-New Haven Health
  • Deanna Wise, EVP/CIO, Dignity Health

HIT Vendor Executives

  • Lindy Benton, CEO, Vyne
  • Joanne Burns, chief strategy officer, Cerner
  • Christine Chapman, COO/VP of TrakCare, InterSystems
  • Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO , Epic
  • Nancy Ham, CEO, WebPT
  • Tina Joros, VP/GM of the open business unit, Allscripts
  • Lauren O’Donnell, global VP, IBM Watson Health
  • Lisa Pettigrew, VP/global chief sales and revenue officer, enterprise and cloud applications, DXC Technology
  • Helen Waters, EVP, Meditech
  • Billie Whitehurst, SVP of extended care solutions and care operations, Change Healthcare
  • Julie Yoo, chief product officer, Kyruus

Thought Leaders

  • Laura Adams, CEO/president, Rhode Island Quality Institute
  • Dana Alexander, executive director health advisory, EY
  • Kelly Barnes, US health industries and global health industries consulting leader, PwC
  • Helen Figge, SVP/global strategies and development, LumiraDx USA
  • Halee Fischer-Wright, CEO/president, MGMA
  • Rachel Hall, healthcare principal, EY
  • Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO, AHIMA
  • Sita Kapoor, co-founder/ CIO, HealthEC
  • Margaret O'Kane, founder and president, National Committee on Quality Assurance
  • Robecca Quammen, founder/CEO, MyConsultQ
  • Sue Schade, principal, StarBridge Advisors
  • Carla Smith, EVP, HIMSS
  • Sheri Stoltenberg, founder/CEO, Stoltenberg Consulting
  • Seema Verma, administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Marianne Yeager, CEO, The Sequoia Project

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