Lisa Stump, CIO at Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine, was among the seven recipients of HIMSS’ Most Influential Women in Health IT Award.
The designation is part of a new initiative designed to address the gender gap in health IT and the need for more recognition of women sector-wide, according to HIMSS. The winners, who were decided by a panel of female industry leaders, include:
- Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Acting Assistant Secretary of Health, HHS
- Marion J. Ball, EdD, Senior Advisor, IBM-Center for Computational Health, and Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University
- Christina Caraballo, Senior Healthcare Strategist, Get Real Health
- Karen Guice, MD, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, US Department of Defense
- Rachelle Blake, CEO and Managing Director, Omni Med Solutions, Germany
- Shareefa Al Abulmonem, MSc, Head of eServices, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia
As leaders in their respective careers, these seven women also understand the strategic role IT plays in improving health and healthcare. They acted on that knowledge, and as a result, made patient care better, more accessible and more affordable,” noted Carla Smith, Executive Vice President of HIMSS. Each of these women “understands, and has acted upon, the power of harnessing the best of IT across many different components of health and healthcare including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, government, public policy, industry and business management.”
Although Stump is now permanent CIO at Yale — a title she recently earned after holding the interim role for more than a year and served as associate CIO for three years — she began her healthcare career as a pharmacist. That experience, she said in an interview with healthsystemCIO.com, has helped her to better understand the needs of clinicians as the organization continues to push the envelope with cutting-edge initiatives in patient engagement and analytics.
Stump and her fellow recipients will be honored at a dinner during the upcoming HIMSS conference in Orlando, Fla.