The Women of Substance in Health IT Sector 2019

Women have always participated in the progression of several fields in one way or another. But, 2019 is especially the year of Women Empowerment.

As 2019 is about to end, we thought why not acknowledge some of the winning women that have achieved milestones in the healthcare IT sector.

It is to be noted that these women have been doing extremely well in the past years, and are shining now more than ever.


  1. Robyn Baek (Vice President of Analytics at SOC Telemed (Reston, Va.))

This woman has introduced the culture of the data-driven system in her organization. She manages all major decisions of the company with timely data support. This step ultimately boosted up their finance sector and operational performance.

Making easy access to data for everyone and displaying instant results to relevant stakeholders via an LED is a remarkable idea, tossed by Robyn. She also implemented dashboards to help hospitals compare their performance with the competitors. Her efforts also increased the telepsychiatry business for her company.

  1. Paola Arbour (Executive Vice President and CIO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas))

From digital technology, data automation, and customer experience, Ms. Paola Arbour has taken its company to the next level, enabling strategic direction in health IT.

She also built up a vendor revitalization program in association with Microsoft and Cerner, while introducing a self- funded talented individuals, willing to work in this sector. Apart from the professional responsibilities, Paola also is a public speaker and shares revolutionary ideas on public tech forums on behalf of women.

  1. Debbie Cancilla (Vice President and CIO of Atlantic Health System (Morristown, N.J.))

Ms. Debbie Cancilla has been working as a CIO for twenty-five years now. You can imagine that she started her career back in time when women working in a professional or sensitive field was considered a taboo.

Right now, she is responsible for catering to EHR installation and related technological fronts for her company.

  1. Pamela Arora (Senior Vice President of Information Services and CIO of Children’s Health (Dallas))

Having 30 years of IT experience in hands, she has been doing work in health information management, biomedical technology, and support. Her name also comes forward in the HIMSS Stage 7 EMR Adoption designation project. This project has also been awarded the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for the progressive use of EHRs.

She has also been a part of Dallas-based Perot Systems as a CEO and served as a senior vice president and CIO of Worcester, Mass-based UMass Memorial Health Care.

The above-mentioned women are just a few ladies from a constantly increasingly list. Without a doubt, there are lots of ladies to watch out, and P3 Healthcare Solutions recognizes all of their efforts.

Intriguing Changes in Health IT Leadership in 2019

News that involves changes or moving of the top leadership always spices things up, especially when 2019 is about to end. Before 2020 starts its proceedings officially, Becker’s Hospital Review reports the following executive changes of late to affect the hospitals, practices, companies, and federal institutions.

People are the most-prized asset of an organization, but if they decide to make a move, a company is best left with the alternatives it has been training, specifically, for that day.

  1. Toby Cosgrave, MD

He was until recently the CEO of Cleveland Clinic, but now has a new position of senior advisor at InnovaHealth Partners, a medical device discovery organization.

  1. James Merlino, MD

Cleveland Clinic has appointed James Merlino, MD as their chief clinical transformation officer which is a position created for the first time in the history of the clinic.

  1. Mike Sutten

Mike Sutten adopts the position of chief digital officer in a healthcare technology company, Innovaccer.

  1. John Halamka, MD

Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic now has the likes of John Halamka, MD, who was previously the CIO of Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We’d like to say, ‘welcome aboard’.

  1. Sundar Pichai

The prior CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai finds a lead role in Alphabet and will be responsible for its expansion in healthcare.

  1. Hema Budaraju

Facebook isn’t behind when it comes to changes in its top leadership. That brings us to Hema Budaraju, the product management director for Facebook’s health-related actions as she finds a spot in Google in a lead role with a promise to expand apps like Google Maps. It will have a greater social and environmental influence.

  1. Stephanie Reel

She is about to retire from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins in July 2020, ending a decorated career of over 3 decades as an IT leader.

  1. Mustafa Suleyman

The co-founder of DeepMind, a health-driven artificial intelligence enterprise, Mustafa Suleyman, leaves his post to join Google’s AI team. The company was taken over by Google in 2014.

  1. Cletis Earle

Penn State Health chose Cletis Earle to become their senior vice president and CIO at the Hershey, Pennsylvania-based health system and Penn State College of Medicine.

  1. Betsy Nabel, MD, Martin Chavez, MD, Naglaa Rizk, MD, and Marie McDonnell, MD

Every well, a digital health innovator, accepted a couple of health system leaders to its scientific advisory board. Welcoming such great minds is a milestone in itself.

  1. Nancy Flores

McKesson has a new executive vice president, CIO and chief technology officer (CTO) in the name of Nancy Flores.

  1. Jacqueline Shreibati, MD

Google Health has Jacqueline Shreibati, MD with them who was the CMO of wearables startup AliveCor. It is an honor to hold a position in Google as the biggest search engine in the world.

P3care wishes them well and hopes that they will be the right fit in their new roles. Remember to focus on yourself before you can work for your company as you can’t pour a drink from an empty cup. First, fuel up before making yourself useful to others.

The Southern States of America under Flu Attack!

Deep South states of America are on alert as the flu season in one peak there.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is worried about high levels of flu and related illnesses in many states as Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Nevada, South Carolina, and more.

It seems like there is an alarming situation in the states as a high level of influenza are reported.

Doctors state that the reason behind it is the traveling and gathering of family and friends because of the holiday season, and those who are not vaccinated should be vaccinated in time to prevent flu and other complications.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports four deaths among kinds in the year 2019-2020. The conditions can go severe and symptoms include flu, fever, cough, headaches, fatigue, vomiting, and sometimes diarrhea.

The most affected age group is 5 years younger and people of 65 years and more.