Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Breaking the glass ceiling is a job for both women and men - HEALTHCARE IT NEWS

by Bernie Monegain
Originally published: February 20, 2017

HIMSS executive Carla Smith believes that shattering the glass ceiling requires participation from both women and men.

And, at this morning’s session “Shattering the glass ceiling: Lessons learned for aspiring female executives,” Smith got the ball rolling by including both a man and woman who founded and run their own healthcare IT businesses – and who know a technique or two about building diversity and opportunity in the workplace.

Denise Hines is founder and CEO of eHealth Services Group in Atlanta in 2011. She is also executive director of Georgia Health Information Network.

Hines told the audience she started her company out of necessity. She needed the flexibility to raise her young family.