Women Clinicians in Health IT Leadership Roles: How equal representation highlights the patient perspective

November 11, 2021 | Webinar

The US healthcare system is vast and ever changing, with complexities only highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Patient portals, charts and technology upgrades remain present, and demands for improved infrastructure, telehealth capabilities and patient matching only continue to grow. At the same time, the role of women leaders in healthcare settings is ever-changing with new opportunities arising on a continual basis. With the speed of the changing environment, the demands on the leaders increase. How are women clinician health IT leaders meeting these demands? As more and more women are engaged in the emerging technologies and systems, which are built to meet the ever-changing requirements of the government and patient needs, how are women ensuring that the patient perspective is represented in decisions being made at all levels? As these technologies evolve, patient and healthcare provider roles are changing as well. What opportunities are women presented with to ensure any negative impacts are kept to a minimum?

Join us on this webinar to examine how women clinicians who have elected to work in health information technology leadership roles bring their unique perspective to highlight the viewpoint of the patient and foster change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear how women with clinical backgrounds are advancing into leadership roles
  • Explore the purpose for expanding outside of the provider role and into the informatics and technology space and how women use that experience to support the patient and business sides.
  • Learn how the clinician’s voice is represented in public policy and rulemaking.
  • Hear from a vendor’s perspective how providers and vendors come together to support the patient experience.




  • Anna Schoenbaum, DNP, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Associate Vice President of Information Services Applications at Penn Medicine
  • Eve Cunningham, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Strategic Partnerships at Providence
  • Stephanie Lahr, MD, CHCIO, Chief Information Officer & Chief Medical Information Officer at Monument Health

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