Liz Johnson, chief clinical informaticist and VP of applied clinical informatics at Tenet Healthcare, has earned CHIME’s second annual Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership.
Johnson, who serves as a member of the HIT Standards Committee, under ONC, is being recognized for her active role at the Federal level in educating policy makers on the value of health IT and her commitment to furthering the advancement of EHR adoption. She also co-chairs the HIT Standards Committee Implementation Workgroup, bringing the provider perspective to standards setting and implementation.
“Liz has demonstrated thought leadership and policy acumen over the past several years for CHIME, contributing significantly to the policy positions we’ve developed,” said CHIME Vice President of Public Policy Jeffrey Smith, MBA. “She has also been instrumental in bringing the voice of CIOs to policy decision makers in Washington.”
The award recognizes policy leadership by a CHIME member for a range of activities, including demonstrating leadership in educating policymakers on the value of health IT, testifying before federal workgroups or Congressional committees, visiting representatives, and providing feedback on federal initiatives.
“Liz has given selflessly of her time to help CHIME, her CIO colleagues, and the entire industry,” said CHIME President and CEO Russ Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO. “Her vision, leadership and enthusiasm have helped to greatly advance our efforts with policy stakeholders and improve the digital transformation of healthcare. I’m thrilled that we are able to acknowledge her efforts with this award.”
Johnson has been a CHIME member since 2003 and has served in several volunteer and advisory roles for the organization, whose membership includes CIOs and other healthcare senior IT executives. She was honored during yesterday’s awards ceremony as part of National Health IT Week in Washington, D.C.