From Eric Schmidts Dr. Liz idea to influential women being recognized, women in health IT were in full force at the conference. LAS VEGAS Many women donned purple in support of International Womens Day at HIMSS18. In fact, Women in Health IT were a major focus this week at HIMSS18 from the very beginning. Denise Hines, CEO of eHealth Services Group, executive director of the Georgia Health Information Network and chairwoman of the HIMSS North America Board, took the main stage before the opening keynote by Alphabet Technical Advisor Eric Schmidt. Schmidt weighed in with his own tribute to pioneering woman Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female to earn a medical degree, back in 1849, by discussing a combination of cutting-edge technologies to create a system that interacts with patients via voice, makes evidence-based suggestions to doctors and relieves users of the administrative burden of working in an EHR that he dubbed Dr. Liz. HIMSS is working to bring more women into the healthcare information technology sector by creating several programs to encourage women to consider careers in the field.

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