Help Fierce recognize influential women in health IT

Each year, FierceHealthIT shines a spotlight on women who play a major role in the evolution of health IT. Our annual list--compiled with the help of reader nominations--includes individuals at the forefront of efforts merging patient care with technology. From providers, researchers and entrepreneurs to those in government, 28 leaders have been recognized over the past three years.

In 2012, Judy Faulkner, CEO of Verona, Wisconsin-based electronic health record vendor Epic, was one of eight individuals recognized for her impact on the industry on our inaugural list. Faulkner, who founded Epic in 1979, has helped the company grow into one of the most dominant EHR companies in the U.S.

In 2013, patient rights activist and artist Regina Holliday was one of 10 influencers recognized. Holliday fights for increasing clarity and transparency in, and access to, medical data. She frequently blogs and uses social media to talk about the benefits of health IT and participatory medicine, inspired by her late husband, Frederick, who died from kidney cancer in 2009 following 11 consecutive weeks of hospitalization. 

Last year, Bon Secours Health System Chief Nursing Informatics Officer Patricia Sengstack represented one of 10 leaders on our list. Sengstack, the immediate past president of the American Nursing Informatics Association, is an outspoken advocate for the use of health technology among nurses. She also teaches nursing informatics classes at Vanderbilt University, and in an interview with FierceHealthIT, said she adds new content to her courses every year to ensure her students get the most current information on the latest technologies.

Of course, these lists are not all-encompassing; and each year, we try to highlight individuals who previously have not been recognized.

Once again, we're asking for your help to recognize 10 more individuals who are making a lasting impact on the industry. Nominations, which can be submitted either by completing this brief survey or by reaching out directly to me or my colleague Katie Dvorak ([email protected]), are due by Friday, Aug. 7; let us know who you think deserves to be highlighted for their efforts and why. I encourage all readers to participate. 

Thank you for your help. - Dan (@Dan_Bowman and @FierceHealthIT)

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