Women in Health IT Community


Do you feel that women executives get adequate recognition in our industry? Would you find value in a resource recognising the contributions of women - and providing resources and support?

Following the success of the HIMSS’ Women in Health IT Community in the US, the European Women in Health IT Community (WHIT), was established in 2016 and today includes doctors, nurses, executives, IT professionals, educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, students, and more. Join us to recognise the contributions of women!

The WHIT community will keep the spotlight on achievements and ongoing commitment by women leaders in digital health professions in Europe. Its priority is to address the gender gap within the industry, to drive awareness of gender-related issues and to provide professional resources and greater recognition to women leaders making significant contributions to the field. To that end, HIMSS Europe conducts the annual “Woman in Health IT survey” and while the 2018 results are somewhat worrisome, they also reveal the important role HIMSS Europe can serve in reversing gender gap issues in Europe. HIMSS Europe will continue to provide professional resources to facilitate the career advancement of women in digital health professions as well as connecting the community globally with peers in the United States, Middle East and Asia.


Woman in Health IT survey

Please see here the latest results of our annual survey “Woman in Health IT survey” to determine what challenges women in healthcare IT face and what opportunities they have leveraged along their career path.

The results of the survey are used to analyse professional challenges of women in Health IT and to find ways to overcome them. We also aim to raise awareness and empower for equal rights and equal pay in health IT in the coming period.

Listen to the detailed discussion on the survey results with health IT leaders from Europe.

 

HIMSS Europe 19 & Health 2.0 Conference

11-13 June 2019, Helsinki, Finland.

Members of the HIMSS Europe Women in Health IT Community (WHIT) – gathered in Helsinki during the HIMSS Europe 19 & Health 2.0 Conference to discuss their efforts to encourage more women into digital health careers and recognise the contributions women leaders are making in healthcare IT.

The Women in Health IT Community published the Annual Women in Health IT survey at the Conference, which revealed a remarkable reduction of 11% in the number of women executives feeling discriminated in health IT compared to last year. Learn more about the survey.

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See more pictures from the event.

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference

27-29 May 2018, Sitges, Spain.

Members of the HIMSS Europe Women in Health IT Community (WHIT) – gathered in Sitges during the HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 Conference to discuss their efforts to encourage more women into digital health careers and recognise the contributions women leaders are making in healthcare IT.

With the “Women in Health IT Reception” (honouring the female cohort of the HIMSS Europe Future50 leaders) the WHIT community recognised the contributions of women in eHealth. The community also took the chance to present the (above) results of the “Woman in Health IT survey” which are used to analyse the professional challenges of women in Health IT and ways to overcome them. The survey revealed that female professionals in health IT across a multitude of European countries believe that there is not enough recognition of the contribution women executives make in the industry. Find all details on the findings here.

HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 Conference 2018

 

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