Slideshow Most Powerful Women in HIT Winners

  • July 18 2016, 4:10am EDT

HDM's Most Powerful Women in HIT Conference

In mid-May, Health Data Management hosted its first-ever conference and recognition program to honor the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT. The inaugural class included 75 women in key leadership and influential roles at healthcare organizations and support industries nationwide. Honorees were selected from among three categories: HIT executives, thought leaders, and healthcare executives. Following are some of the highlights from the event in Boston.

Time to get acquainted

Wen Dombroski, MD, of Reonate Health (left) talks with an attendee before the start of the Most Powerful Woman in Healthcare IT conference in Boston.

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Introductory remarks

HDM Managing Editor Greg Slabodkin opened the conference with comments on the importance of women in leadership roles in HIT.

Familiar faces

Break times were opportunities for HIT leaders to share information on industry experiences.

Break time

Breaks between sessions enabled attendees to digest presentations and dialogue with each other about their insights into personal leadership experiences.

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The importance of inclusion, by Joan Y. Reede, MD

Joan Y. Reede, MD, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School, gave her views on what should we strive for with inclusion efforts.

Women in Healthcare IT Leadership Winners Panel

Jan Lee, MD, (left) CEO of the Delaware Health Information Network, and Deb Gage, President and CEO of Medecision, participating in a panel discussion.

Sharing leadership insights

At the panel discussion Women in Healthcare IT Leadership, Deb Gage, President and CEO of Medecision, exchanges viewpoints with panel moderator Suzi Grizancic, a principal at EY.

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Keynote presentation on innovation

Jennifer Joe, MD, founder of Medstro, editor-in-chief of MedTechBoston and a nephrologist, provided a forward-looking presentation on innovations in digital health.

Offering a unique view on science and gender

Eileen Pollack, who wrote "The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys' Club," discussed the impact of education and other factors on fields such as healthcare information technology.

Survey results reveal biggest challenges

Libby Moore, vice president of physician practice solutions for Allscripts, reviews results of a survey that covered the status of women in healthcare IT.

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Introducing the awards ceremony

Recognition awards for the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT were presented during lunch. Introductory remarks for the awards ceremony were offered by Susan Mays, vice president of customer services for Dimensional Insight.

Awards ceremony

Kate Pavlovich, director of strategy and data analytics for New York-Presbyterian Hospital, receives her award as one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT.

Career of excellence

Sue Schade, recognized as one of the most powerful women in healthcare IT, recently became interim CIO at University Hospitals of Cleveland and is a founding advisor of Next Wave Advisors.

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Executive role in supporting healthcare IT

Stephanie Lenzner, vice president of enterprise performance management at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, receives her award from Greg Slabodkin, managing editor of Health Data Management.

Tips on developing a career track

Attendees received valuable help on developing a career trajectory and evolving as a leader, as part of a track session on the topic by Deb Busser, president and executive coach at Energy Spring Leadership.

Assessing the impact of value-based care

The closing panel for the day was on the topic of "Finding Improvements And Moving The Needle in the Age of Value Based Care," with moderator Mandi Bishop, global health plan analytics innovation and consulting practice lead at Dell. Her last question of the day caused panelists to discuss their view of "What does it mean to you to be a powerful woman?"