HIMSS names Iris P. Frye, Kim Garriott, Dr. Lucienne Ide, Eva Karp, RN-BC, Dr. Geeta Nayyar, and Tressa Springmann as the most influential women in health IT.
This week, HIMSS announced its Most Influential Women in Health IT, an annual recognition celebrating women striving to harness the power of information technology to drive healthcare transformation. The award winners will be honored at HIMSS20 in Orlando next month and will join other innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs at the Women in Health IT Networking Reception,
Here is a look at this year’s Most Influential Women in Health IT honorees:
Iris P. Frye, MS, MBA, CPHIMS, Director, Advisory Services at Optum
Frye has over 15 years of success in operations management, clinical analytics, outpatient/acute care workflows, physician engagement, and project management. She is also the Founder and Chief Innovator at Parity Health Information and Technology. Frye is a member of the HIMSS Government Relations Roundtable. She is also the co-founder and past chair of the retired HIMSS African-American SIG. Frye is an active participant in the new HIMSS Global Health Equity Network.
Kim Garriott, Principal Consultant at KSM Consulting
As a Principal Consultant with KSM Consulting, Garriott serves as project executive for the development of a first-of-its-kind enterprise data-sharing platform, governance model and activation strategy for the 29 agencies and offices within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Garriott is co-founder and current co-chair of the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community, a joint effort between HIMSS and the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine. Garriott also served as chair for the HIMSS Analytics Digital Imaging Adoption Model Global Development team.
Dr. Lucienne Ide, Founder and Chief Health Innovator at Rimidi
In her role as Founder and Chief Health Innovator at Rimidi, she established Rimidi’s foundational strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical, medical device, and electronic medical record companies. Dr. Ide is a member of HIMSS and the Georgia chapter, an active member of the HL7 FHIR community, and a founding and steering committee member of the Connected Health Initiative, which advocates for healthcare policy reform.
Eva Karp, RN-BC, SVP, Chief Clinical and Patient Safety Officer at Cerner
Karp serves as senior vice president and chief clinical and patient safety officer at Cerner, where she leads a team that supports healthcare organizations around the world to effectively leverage IT to optimize clinical workflows and achieve increased patient safety. Since joining Cerner in 2001, Dr. Karp has led several initiatives to advance patient safety and clinician efficiency. Most recently, Dr. Karp and her team led an effort to define the Essential Clinical Dataset for nursing documentation for the physical assessment and patient history. Dr. Karp also serves as co-chair of the HIMSS EHR Association Patient Safety Workgroup. She is a member of the HIMSS user experience and EHR privacy and security workgroups and a global conference presentation reviewer.
Dr. Geeta Nayyar MD MBA, Chief Medical Officer at Greenway Health
Dr. Geeta Nayyar is a nationally recognized leader in health information technology, bringing the physician’s perspective to Greenway’s services and solutions. Prior to joining Greenway, Dr. Nayyar served as the chief healthcare and innovation officer at Femwell Group Health, Inc. where she was instrumental in creating and launching innovations around physician and patient engagement technologies.Dr. Nayyar is a rheumatologist, and she maintains faculty affiliation with the University of Miami. She is the author of the mobile health chapter in the HIMSS Medical Informatics textbook and is a five-time HIMSS Digital Influencer. She previously served as an advisory member to the HIMSS Board of Directors and has served on the Public Policy and Physician Committees.
Tressa Springmann, SVP, CIO at LifeBridge Health
Tressa Springmann has been chief information officer of LifeBridge Health since 2012. She is also a senior vice president for other enterprise functions. Ms. Springmann is chairman of the technology committee for the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP), Maryland’s state-designated health information exchange (HIE), and a member of the Premier Member Technology Committee. Before joining LifeBridge Health, Ms. Springmann served as vice president and chief information officer for Greater Baltimore Medical Center, which includes a 300-bed acute hospital, an employed and community physician organization and Gilchrist Hospice Care. Springmann has been on the program planning committee for multiple CHIME forums and is currently faculty for their CIO Boot Camp and a speaker for recent CPES events. In 2019, she attained fellow status and remains active in a variety of committee work.