Helen Figge named among 'Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT' for 3rd year

Health Data Management named Helen Figge, PharmD, cofounder and chief communications and public relations officer of CareFully, among the 50 "Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT" May 4.

The May 4 announcement marks Health Data Management's third annual "Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT" list, which recognizes health IT leaders such as CIOs, thought leaders and vendor executives. Ms. Figge has been named to Health Data Management's list each year.

Ms. Figge is a fellow of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and serves on national comittees and boards for various organizations, including HIMSS, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation. She also serves as New York state's HIMSS national liaison.

Ms. Figge shared what drew her to the health IT space during a 2016 interview with Becker's Hospital Review, stating she realized how managing patients and their health data influenced their outcomes.  

"Earlier in my career, it quickly became evident that between the nuances in healthcare and the increase in chronic disease management, streamlining and managing patients and their relevant disease data was paramount to positive patient outcomes," she told Becker's Hospital Review. "It's one thing to collect data, and today we can create pile upon pile of data, but it is another to have the necessary practical data to make sound clinical decisions that affect a person's life. My clinical experiences coupled with the technology introduced into health IT give me insight into both sides of the conversation."

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