HIMSS taps new chief Americas officer: 4 things to know

Denise Hines will join the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society as its chief Americas officer in January.

Here are four things to know about Dr. Hines:

1. As part of the executive leadership team at HIMSS, Dr. Hines will lead the trade group's programs and services in North America. Dr. Hines is also a member of the HIMSS board of directors and the chair emeritus of the HIMSS North America board of directors.

"Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to improving health through the unceasing value of technology and innovation," Dr. Hines said. "As CAO, I have the opportunity to do this work on a much larger scale and am excited to contribute — in a new way — to the achievement of HIMSS' strategic vision and the advancement of health and wellness in North America."

2. Dr. Hines is the CEO of health technology consulting firm eHealth Services Group and the executive director of Georgia's statewide health information exchange, the Georgia Health Information Network.

3. Dr. Hines has nearly 25 years of experience in the health technology space, during which she has consulted for organizations such as AT&T and the Georgia Department of Community Health's health IT office. Her expertise focuses on the role state governments play in HIEs.

4. Dr. Hines holds a doctorate in healthcare administration and maintains certifications in project management, software development and healthcare law. She also holds a master of science in health policy and administration.

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